2022 Intern Match2022-08-09T00:37:52+00:00

Victorian Intern Match 2022

Welcome to the Intern Match page!

Keep an eye on this page for information about this year’s centralised recruitment process for internship positions commencing in 2023.

The PMCV coordinates the Intern Match on behalf of the Victorian Health Services offering accredited Internship positions, and candidates applying for these positions. The Service is conducted at the request of the Department of Health (DH), Victoria.

Information about eligibility criteria, process rules and policies, Health Services’ Internship programs, and relevant updates will be posted on this page in the coming weeks and months.

Applications to participate in the Match will be via the Allocation and Placement Service. Important dates for this year’s process can be found below.

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CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

2022 Intern Match Webinar Series

PMCV recently conducted a Webinar series to provide the information you need to know when applying for the Intern Match. The series consisted of five webinars and two instructional videos. The second on these videos will be available soon.

We have also be adding to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section and will continue to do so, as questions come through. Should you have a question we suggest you first check the FAQs section. If the FAQs were unable to answer your question, feel free to contact PMCV by emailing allocations@pmcv.com.au.

The recordings of these sessions can be found below:

WebinarDateTimeLink/Recording
Introduction to PMCV and the APS AlgorithmTuesday 8 March6:oopm – 6:30pm
View the recording HERE
Eligibility and Priority GroupsTuesday 22 March6:00pm – 6:30pm
View the recording HERE
Interested in Rural Training?Tuesday 5 April6:00pm – 6:45pm
View the recording HERE
Application ProcessThursday 14 AprilInstructional Video
View the video HERE
Match Process StepsTuesday 19 April6:00pm – 6:30pm
View the recording HERE
Q&A SessionTuesday 3 May6:00pm – 6:30pm
View the recording HERE
Video Interview – Instructional VideoThursday 19 MayInstructional Video
View the video HERE

Timeline

09/05

Match Applications Open

Match will open for applications at 10am

09/06

Match Applications Close

Match will close for applications at 5pm

10/06

Video Interviews

Candidates to record video interview from Friday 10am 10 June until 5pm Sunday 12 June.

13/06

Health Service Selection and Assessment Period

Monday 13 June to Friday 1 July

18/07

Results Published

VRPA

Results available via login to APS at 10am.

20/07

Results Published

Priority Group 1

Results available via login to APS at 10am.

22/08

Results Published

Priority Group 2

Results available via login to APS at 10am.

Reading Material

Code of conduct

Required reading

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Business Rules

Required reading

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Schedule of Dates

Important dates

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Priority Group 2 Match Update

August 2022

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Health Services Directory

Health Services participating in the Match

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2021 Intern Match Summary Report

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Intern Candidate Guide

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National Audit Information Flyer 2022-23

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VRPA & RG Reading Material

Victorian Rural Generalist Program Fact Sheet

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VRGP Health Services Directory

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RG1 Fact Sheet & Contact Details

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VRPA  Position  Distribution (2022 Match)

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VRPA  Position  Distribution (2021 Match)

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Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship Guidelines

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Eligibility Criteria

The following applicants are eligible to apply for an intern post in Victoria via the annual intern allocation and placement service administered by the PMCV:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens who are Commonwealth supported and domestic full-fee paying students, graduating from an Australian Medical School.
  • Temporary resident students graduating from an Australian Medical School.
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens/permanent residents and international full-fee paying students graduating from a New Zealand Medical School
  • Graduates from an overseas campus of an Australian/New Zealand University accredited by the Australian Medical Council (i.e. Monash University – Sunway Campus Malaysia or University of Queensland  – Ochsner Campus USA).
  • Australian trained temporary residents (Victorian and interstate graduates) who have been sponsored during their medical degree, may only seek internship in Victoria if they have documented permission / approval from their sponsorship agency.
  • Students from a Victorian medical school for whom residency status changes, from temporary to permanent resident, before the close of intern applications will be moved from Priority Group 2 to Priority Group 1 upon receipt of evidence to the PMCV that their residency status has changed.

The following applicants are not eligible to apply for an intern post in Victoria via the annual intern Allocation & Placement Service:

  • All applicants who do not satisfy any of the eligibility criteria outlined above.
  • Applicants who have completed their medical degree more than 3 years prior to the 2022 Intern Match.
  • Applicants who have commenced internship in Australia but have not completed the requirements for internship within 3 years.

PMCV maintains its discretion to refuse to accept and include in the intern match in any year, certain applicants, pursuant to its Code of Conduct and approved policies.

Priority Groups

VRPA Priority Group 1

Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from Victorian medical schools including CSP and domestic full fee-paying students (i.e. graduates of University of Melbourne, Monash University, Deakin University and University of Notre Dame: Melbourne & Ballarat Clinical Schools).

VRPA Priority Group 2

Australian permanent resident graduates of interstate universities who meet the following criteria:

  • Completed their Year 12 schooling in Victoria; OR
  • Previously lived in rural Victoria (Modified Monash Model (MMM) – MM2 classification or higher) and worked in a rural healthcare setting; OR
  • Graduates of the University of New South Wales who have undertaken their last two years of clinical placement at Albury Wodonga Health clinical school

Australian temporary residents graduating from Victorian medical schools (i.e. graduates of University of Melbourne, Monash University, Deakin University and University of Notre Dame: Melbourne & Ballarat Clinical Schools).

Priority Group 1

Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from Victorian medical schools including CSP and domestic full fee paying students (i.e. graduates of University of Melbourne, Monash University, Deakin University and University of Notre Dame: Melbourne & Ballarat Clinical Schools).

Priority Group 2

  •    Australian temporary resident graduates of Victorian medical schools.
  •    Interstate Special Consideration (see Interstate Special Consideration Policy and Form)

Priority Group 3

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from an interstate or New Zealand medical school;
  • Australian temporary resident graduates of interstate universities;
  • New Zealand temporary resident graduates of New Zealand universities;
  • Graduates from an overseas campus of an Australian/New Zealand University accredited by the Australian Medical Council (i.e. Monash University, Malaysia or Ochsner).

FAQs

FAQs will be added throughout the Match process

Intern – Eligibility2022-05-10T01:00:52+00:00

Q.  I am an International Medical Graduate, can I apply to the Intern Match?

No, International Medical Graduates are not eligible for internship in Victoria via the Victorian Intern Match.

Q. I am providing evidence that I completed Year 12 in Victoria. What evidence is accepted and does this documentation need to be certified?

Please provide a copy of your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). This does not need to be certified. If you do not have a copy of your VCE, you can provide a letter from the Victorian high school you attended, confirming that you completed Year 12 at that school. This letter must be on letterhead and include contact details for verification purposes.

Q. I am an interstate graduate applying for Interstate Special Consideration, what documents do I need to provide and which ones need to be certified?

Please read the Interstate Special Consideration policy document found in the Resources section of this page. Complete the form (also available in this section) and attach the listed documentation to support your application. All legal documents need to be certified. By ‘legal documents’ we mean identification documents such as your passport or driver’s license, and proof of residency status such as your citizenship or permanent residency documentation.

Intern – Application2022-05-25T05:16:01+00:00

Q. In what order should I do my applications? 

You should commence your application with PMCV first as you will then receive a candidate ID number which you will need to enter when you are applying directly to Health Services. You do not need to complete your PMCV application in one go

Q. The application period is open for a month, when should I start my application?

​PMCV recommend you apply as soon as possible, as it is important that you nominate your referees early within the application period to allow them to complete their references before the deadline. Ensure you complete all required sections before the application deadline closes.

Q. Do we apply directly to all 8 Health Services we nominate in our preference list?

If you are applying to the VRPA, no direct applications are required except for Barwon Health. All other Intern positions should apply directly to all the Health Services you have nominated in your preference list.​

Q. Can Health Services see my preference order?

Health Services cannot see your actual preference order. If a Health Service uses the Preference Filter, their candidate list will be filtered to only display those candidates who gave preference to a Health Service in their with top 3, 5 or 7 preferences, depending on which they choose to filter by.

Q. Do I need to apply directly to the Health Services as well as applying to participate in the Intern Match?

For applicants participating in the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA), you will not have to apply directly to Health Services, unless you are nominating a preference for Barwon Health in which case you will need to apply via the Barwon Health online recruitment system. For all other Intern Match applicants (not participating in the VRPA round), please ensure you apply directly to all the Health Services you have nominated in your preference list. For more information about Health Service application requirements, please visit the website of the individual Health Service concerned.

Q. Do I submit my application before I have sat my video interview?

Yes, you must submit your your application during the application period, so we can assess your eligibility to sit the video interview. The video interview process will occur after applications close and will only be open to candidates who met the criteria to participate.

Intern – Interviews2022-05-06T04:09:00+00:00

Q. Will I be assigned a time to complete my interview or can I do so any time during the specified video interview period?

You are able to complete your recording at any time during the specified video interview period. However, we recommend that you allow plenty of time to ensure your recording is completed and submitted before the deadline.

Q. How many interview questions in total will the applicants be required to answer?

All candidates will be required to answer three (3) questions. Presentation of the interview questions will be randomised from three different question banks, so that applicants receive different situational/scenario-based examples to which they will respond. There will be an additional question for VRPA applicants.

Q. Are the interview questions timed?

Response time will be two (2) minutes per question, with one (1) minute to read the question and prepare your answer before you start to record your answer. It is best to set aside 20 to 30 minutes to complete your interview, this includes reading the instructions, testing your audio and video settings, and completing your recording.

Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA)2022-05-10T07:00:05+00:00

Q. There is only one rural health service I want to nominate in my preference list, should I enter the VRPA?

A. If the preference is for a rural preference than you should enter the VRPA. 

Q. I wish to preference a mix of rural and metro, should I enter Round 2 of the Match?

Yes, you cannot participate in the VRPA if you have metro Health Services in your preferences.

Q. Will international students be able to apply for the VRPA or just the other allocations?

The VRPA is only open to candidates who meet the criteria for Priority Group 1 or VRPA Priority Group 2 – these criteria are available on our website.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria cannot enter the VRPA, however if they are eligible for the Intern Match they can register to participate and will still be able to nominate some rural/regional health services in their preferences.

In 2022, Victorian trained temporary residents are eligible to participate in the VRPA if they wish.

Q. How many positions will be available in the VRPA round?

We cannot calculate or release this information until applications close. The distribution is calculated based on the total number of Priority Group 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

For health services with positions available in the VRPA and in subsequent rounds, how many positions will be included in the VRPA and how many will be available in subsequent allocation rounds?

We cannot calculate or release this information until applications close. The distribution is calculated based on the total number of Priority Group 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

Q. Are VRPA Priority Group 1 applicants prioritized above VRPA Priority Group 2 applicants?​

Yes, VRPA Priority Group 1 candidates are guaranteed an internship position, so therefore they receive priority over VRPA Priority Group 2 applicants.

Q. I am an International student (Vic temporary resident) studying in Australia. I understand this makes me a Priority Group 2 candidate. I wish to apply to VRPA, am I required to submit supporting documents?

No, you will not be required to upload/attach any supporting documentation to your application.

Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship (VRMS)2022-05-20T00:03:16+00:00

Q. How do I apply for the VRMS scholarship?

The VRMS application is a section within the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA) section of the Intern Application form and will be available online from 10am 9 May 2022 until 5pm 9 June 2022.

Q: I am applying for the Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship (VRMS), do I need to provide evidence that have worked in a rural community in Victoria?

A: No, this was previously part of the VRMS guidelines, however this criterion has been removed as PMCV believes the questions asked during the VRPA and VRMS application processes provide sufficient information about a candidate’s rural experience and rural intentions.

Please note that if you are applying to the VRPA as an interstate graduate and you did not complete your Year 12 schooling in Victoria, you will need to provide evidence to the PMCV that you previously lived in  rural Victoria (Modified Monash Model (MMM) – MM2 classification or higher) and worked in a rural healthcare setting.

Q. I really want to work in rural Victoria, but I gave my top preference to a metropolitan health service. Am I eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship?

No, to be eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship, you must enter the VRPA and give all your preferences to rural health services, with no metropolitan health services listed as per the VRMS Guidelines.

Q. Do I have to only select Rural Generalist Pathways to be eligible for the VRMS?

No, you can choose any Health Service in the VRPA, this can be a combination of Health Service internships and/or Rural Generalist Program internships.

Q. Does the two-year Return of Service (ROS) obligation have to be served consecutively?

No. The two-year ROS obligation must be discharged within a period of three years following graduation from medical school.

Q. I receive a RAMUS scholarship. Am I eligible to apply for VRMS scholarship?

You are not eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship if you are in receipt of other scholarships, cadetships or bursaries with a combined total of more than $7,000 per year.

Q. Which health services are considered rural for the purposes of the VRMS?

Albury Wodonga Health, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Grampian Health Ballarat, Barwon Health, Geelong, Bendigo Health Care Group, Gippsland Rural Intern Training program, Goulburn Valley Health (Shepparton), Mildura Base Hospital, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Southwest Healthcare, Warrnambool

Q. If I quit during my intern year and/or second year, do I have to pay back the VRMS scholarship?

If you do not complete your return of service (ROS) obligation, you will be required to pay back a percentage or all of the scholarship that has been paid to you.

Q. Will my employer know that I have received a VRMS scholarship?

The PMCV will contact your employer to monitor your return of service obligation.

Q. I have a Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship for which I receive a tax-free income. Am I eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship?

You are not eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship if you are in receipt of other scholarships, cadetships or bursaries with a combined total of more than $7,000 per year.

Q. I am receiving Centrelink student payments. If I am successful in obtaining a VRMS, how will this impact my payments?

You are advised to consult with your accountant about the impact of the VRMS on any Centrelink payments you receive. You may request the VRMS to be paid as a lump sum or in instalments with payments completed no later than 31 December 2022.

Q. Is the VRMS tax free?

No, the VRMS scholarship is not tax free and you are advised to consult with your accountant about the impact of the VRMS on your personal financial situation.

 

 

 

Intern – Specifics2022-05-06T04:18:23+00:00

Q. Who can I nominate as a referee?

Referees must be a PGY4 or above and has supervised you clinically

Q. Why is my application status still pending? When will my application be approved?

The approval process is not automatic on submission of your application.

The PMCV team must check every applicant has provided all the necessary information to confirm their eligibility to participate in this Match, this includes checking MIPN numbers and that you have selected the correct eligibility criterion. Approval times may vary due to the volume of applications and queries we are processing. Rest assured that all candidate applications will be checked and processed by the final application closing date.

Q. What is the maximum number of preferences I can nominate?

You are able to nominate up to eight (8) preferences. The minimum number is one (1) however PMCV strongly recommend that you provide as many preferences as possible to maximise your chance of being allocated.

Q. Do I have to complete a video interview for the match?

Yes, all candidates are required to complete a video interview during the specified period.

Q. What happens if I receive an offer in another state or territory? Can I accept this offer and will this affect my chances of getting an offer in Victoria?

You can accept an offer of internship in another state or territory. You will still be eligible to receive an offer in Victoria. You will need to decide between the offers and decline whichever offer you do not wish to take. Please note that during the Late Vacancy Management process, participating candidates can only receive one offer of internship in Australia.

 

 

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