Careers in Medicine
University Hospital Geelong at Barwon Health is one of Victoria's major teaching hospitals and has a reputation for innovation in research and excellence in patient care. Medical, surgical and specialist services offered are among the most comprehensive of any hospital in the state.
What do you want to do?
Barwon Health runs a comprehensive prevocational training program for new medical graduates at the Intern, HMO2, HMO3 and lead-in training for many of the vocational training programs in most specialties, inclusive of a GP rural generalist pathway.
Learn more about our training pathways: Download the overview
There will be 43 intern positions at Barwon Health for 2021. Each intern will complete five rotations.
|Emergency Medicine||General Medicine||General Surgery|
|Emergency Medicine - Warrnambool||General Medicine - Hamilton||Radiation Oncology|
|Orthopaedics||Orthopaedics - Warrnambool||Psychiatry|
|Rehabilitation Medicine||Urology||Vascular surgery|
Online information session overview
An online information session was recorded and is available to view online:
- Barwon Health intern information session: overview
- Barwon Health intern information session: medicine, basic physician training
- Barwon Health intern information session: surgical education training
Find out more about our intern program: Frequently Asked Questions.
PGY3 and above
• Critical Care
• Basic Physician Training Level 2
• General, including Diploma in Obstetrics
• Pre Surgical Education & Training
All HMO posts are advertised on the Barwon Health website in late May each year. The Intern, HMO2, BPT2 and BPT3 positions are allocated by a state matching process run by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria. Each year the senior medical staff, nominate an intern of the year and provide an award for the best HMO and/or Registrar Research Project.
Meet Terrance, a Medical Officer working within University Hospital Geelong.
Did you always want to be a medical officer?
I didn’t always want to be a medical officer, I actually began my professional career as a high school maths and science teacher. Medicine was a very late choice for me and I’ve never looked back. It is a fantastic and rewarding career that truly embodies lifelong learning and continuous improvement; exactly what I signed up for.
What do you see as rewarding elements to your work at Barwon Health?
The patient contact is easily the best part of the job. Interacting with patients and providing them with some care and comfort during what is mostly a very scary and unpleasant time of their life allows you to really hold your head high about what you do for a living.
What opportunities for career growth have you been provided with working at Barwon Health?
Being a teaching hospital and institution, there is a great focus on training the next generation of medical officers. I really enjoy the dedicated teaching sessions and the Grand Rounds that are on offer through Barwon Health, but mostly I love the teaching culture and the interactions you get with registrars and consultants who are always more than happy to teach and grow your skill set in a supportive environment.
To view our vacancies please click here.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 14 April 2021