2024 PGY2 Match2024-05-22T11:29:37+10:00

PMCV will administer the Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) including Rural Generalist (RG)2  Match on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health and Victorian Rural Generalist Program.

This page will be updated regularly and applications to participate in the Match will be via the Allocation and Placement Service.

Key Dates

Match Applications Open

12 August 2024

Match Applications Close

30 August 2024

Results Published

25 September 2024

Accept Allocation Close

27 September 2024

To be eligible for the PGY2 Match you must have:

  • Current or Eligible for general medical registration in Australia or New Zealand
  • Successfully completed one intern year (PGY1)

Ineligible Candidates

The following candidates are not eligible to apply for an internship in Victoria:

  • All candidates who do not satisfy any of the eligibility criteria outlined above.
  • Candidate who has received and accepted a pre-match offer at a Victorian Health Service.
  • International Medical Graduates who do not have General Registration with AHPRA.

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FAQs will be added throughout the Match process

Pre Match Offers2024-02-15T15:10:27+11:00

Q. Can I receive a pre-match offer at another Health Service than the one where I am currently employed?

No, pre-Match offers are for internal appointments only, i.e., a doctor working in a Victorian health service in 2024 continuing with the same employing health service in 2025.

The only exception is as follows:

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) do not employ interns. RCH are permitted to make pre-match offers to doctors not currently employed at that health service. Please note that RCH pre-match offers are reported to the PMCV. If you have accepted a pre-match offer with RCH and enter the HMO Match, this will be reported to RCH.

Q. If I have been offered a pre-match, can I enter the Match as well?

If you have signed a contract for a pre-match offer, you are unable to enter the Match, unless it is not a like for like positions, for example you have accepted a general PGY2 offer but are applying to enter the BPT match.

If candidates identified as holding a pre-match offer enter the Match, the candidate will be made ineligible to participate.

Q. I have verbally been offered a position but I have not been given a contact or I have a contract but have not signed it. Is this still considered an offer?

Contracts should be issued and signed for it to be a binding offer. Please speak to your Health Service as soon as possible if you have not received a contract, or you do not wish to accept the pre-match offer you have received.

Q. What if I don’t want to accept a pre-match offer and go into the Match instead?

You need to advise the Health Service making the offer that your preference is to enter the Match. You should not sign a contract. Some health services may permit you to hold a pre-match offer and participate in the Match, but you must discuss this with the health service. If you do enter the Match and you are allocated to a position, you will be bound to accept the matched position and forfeit your pre-match offer

PGY2 (HMO2)2024-02-27T13:53:12+11:00

Q. I am ineligible for the PGY2 Match, what are my options?

You may be eligible to apply for positions through the Late Vacancy Match.

Match information will be available in August, with the opening date yet to be determined (approx. Sept/Oct).

This match will be open to International Medical Graduates (IMGs) without current AHPRA registration may apply, but will be required to also include additional documentation in support of their eligibility for registration via either the Standard Pathway or Competent Authority Pathway. Evidence of meeting English Language Skills Test and Recency of Practice requirements must also be provided.

Please keep an eye on our All Matches page for further updates about this Match. Click her more IMG information .

Q. My full general registration with APHRA is expected to come through after Feb 2025, can I still enter the Match?

No, you must reasonably expect to be granted full general registration prior to the clinical year commencing in Feb 2025.

Ineligible candidates can apply through the Late Vacancy Match in Sept/Oct.

More details will be released about this match in August.

Q. I am an IMG temporary resident; can I apply to the PGY2 Match?

No, only Australian or New Zealand trained permanent and temporary residents are eligible for the Match.

Q. Do I have to enter all 15 Health Service preferences for my application to be valid?

No, you do not need to enter all 15 preferences. Candidates must enter at least 1 Health Service preference. However, the more preferences you enter, the greater chance you have of being allocated a position.

Q. Who can I nominate as my referee?

You must nominate 2 referees and have an option to nominate a third referee if you wish. If nominating 3 referees, at least 2 must be consultants and 1 may be a registrar. The referees must have directly supervised you in clinical practice, preferably in the last 12 months.

Q. Can all Health Service see the information I have entered in my application?

No, only the Health Service you have preferenced can see your information.

Q. How long do I have to accept my allocated position?

If you are allocated a position, you will have 48 hours to accept or decline the offer. If you decline the offer, you will not receive any further offers in the PYG2 Match.

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