2024 Intern Match2024-02-29T13:28:44+11:00

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 Victorian Department of Health.

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

06 May 2024

Match Applications Close

06 June 2024

Video Interviews Open

07 June 2024

Video Interviews Close

09 June 2024

VRPA Results Published

15 July 2024

First Offer Period Commences

17 July 2024

2024 Webinar Series

Tuesday 5 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Webinar #1
The Intern Application Process
Presented by AMA Victoria

Wednesday 13 March
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Webinar #2
Introduction to the PMCV Match
Presented by PMCV

Tuesday 19 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Webinar #3
‘Get it Right’
Resumes, applications and preparing for interviews
Presented by AMA Victoria

VRPA Category 1
Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from Victorian University including CSP and domestic full fee-paying students

VRPA Category 2
Australian Temporary residents graduating from a Victorian University.
Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from an interstate University 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.

Category 1
Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from Victorian University including CSP and domestic full fee-paying students

Category 2
Australian Temporary residents graduating from a Victorian University.

Category 3
Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from an interstate University who completed their year 12 schooling in Victoria.

Category 4
Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens graduating from an interstate university.

Category 5
Australian Temporary residents graduating from an interstate University.

Category 6
New Zealand temporary resident graduating from a New Zealand University.

Category 7
Graduates from and overseas campus of an Australian/New Zealand University accredited by the Australian Medical Council (i.e. Monash University, Malaysia or Ochsner).

Ineligible Candidates

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

  • Candidates who do not satisfy any of the eligibility criteria outlined above
  • Candidates who have completed their medical degree more than 3 years prior to the 2024 Intern Match
  • Candidates who have commenced internship in Australia but have not completed the requirements for internship within 3 years
  • Candidates who did not completed their Medical degree in an Australian, New Zealand or AMC accredited University

FAQs

FAQs will be added throughout the Match process

Intern – Eligibility2024-02-20T15:33:29+11:00

Q.  What are Eligibility Categories?

In Victoria, intern positions are allocated via eligibility categories. You will be asked to select the eligibility criteria that applies to you in Step 3 of your match application. The eligibility categories are used to determine the progression of offers. There are 9 categories in total and they can be viewed in the Intern Match Eligibility section of the 2024 Intern Match webpage.

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.

 

Intern – Application2024-02-20T15:15:50+11:00

Q. When will I receive my candidate ID?

You will receive your unique candidate ID once you commence your match application.

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 I apply directly to all Health Services we nominate in my 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.​ Visit the Health Services websites to see what their application requires.

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. When do I submit my application?

You can submit your application at any time before the application close date. The video interview process will occur after applications close date and will only be open to candidates who met the criteria to participate.

Q. Can I change my nominated referee?

If your referee has not completed your referee report you may request PMCV to remove this referee and you will be able to nominate a new referee.
If your referee has completed your referee report than you cannot change your referee unless the referee contacts PMCV and request to withdraw their report.

Q. I have entered the incorrect details for my referee. What can I do?

You can edit all referee details except for email addresses via your match application. If you need to update an email address, please contact PMCV at allocations@pmcv.com.au.

Q. Where do I find the Health Service contact details?

The Health Service contact details can be found in the Health Service Contact Directory on the 2024 Intern Match Webpage.

Intern – Interviews2024-02-20T15:46:37+11:00

Q. What questions will be asked in the video interview?

PMCV will not release the questions that will be asked in your video interview. Questions will be situational based.

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.

Q. How do I access the video interview link?

Once the video interview period is open, the video interview button will be active in your application.

Q. What do I do if I have a technical problem during my video interview?

You can contact Vidcruiter via the chat button within the video platform for assistance during the video interview.

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.

Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA)2024-02-20T16:04:21+11:00

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

The VRPA round is intended for students with a genuine intention to work in rural Victoria. PMCV would only suggest candidates opt in to participate in the VRPA round if they have at least two or more different rural and/or VRGP health services they wish to preference. If you have one rural health service you wish to preference and all your other preferences would be metro health services, we would not suggest you participate in the VRPA.

Q. I wish to preference a mix of rural and metro, should I enter the VRPA round?

No, you cannot have metro Health Services in your preferences if you participate in the VRPA round.

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 VRPA Category 1 or VRPA Category 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.

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 Category  1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

Q. 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 Category 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

Q. Are VRPA Category 1 applicants prioritized above VRPA Category 2 applicants?​

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

Q. I am an International student (Vic temporary resident) studying in Australia. I understand this makes me a Category 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)2024-02-20T16:01:19+11:00

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 6 May 2024 until 5pm 6 June 2024.

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?

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 want to work in rural Victoria, but I have preferenced metropolitan health services. 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 (Shepperton), 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. 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 – Specifics2024-02-28T11:32:30+11:00

Q. Who can I nominate as a referee?

You must nominate 2 clinical referee who are PGY4 level or above and have been directly involved in supervising your clinical practice. You should not nominate anyone who cannot comment on your clinical skills.

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 minimum and maximum number of preferences I can nominate?

You must nominate a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 preferences. PMCV strongly recommend that you provide as many preferences as possible to maximise your chance of being allocated.

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.

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 top 3, 5 or 7 preferences, depending on which they choose to filter by.

Q. How do I accept my allocated position?

You have 48 hours to accept your allocated position via your PMCV login.

Q. Can I decline my allocated position?

You can decline your offer, but you will not receive any further offers of internship in Victoria.

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