We provide a comprehensive program for junior doctors to give you the best start in your career.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is a primary employer of medical interns, who undertake a diverse set of rotations at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Osborne Park Hospital (OPH), Joondalup Health Campus and the West Australian Country Health Service.

We offer this variety in rotations to give interns great experience, exposure and training across rural, private and tertiary-quaternary sites. Interns undertake mandatory rotations of 10 weeks in both a core medicine and surgery department, and a minimum of eight weeks in emergency medicine.

Specialty rotations available to interns through SCGH include, but are not limited to:

  • cardiovascular medicine,
  • emergency medicine,
  • ear nose and throat surgery,
  • gastroenterology,
  • geriatric medicine,
  • general medicine / medical assessment unit,
  • general surgery (colorectal, upper GI, breast and liver kidney transplant),
  • haematology,
  • hepatology,
  • intensive care,
  • nephrology,
  • neurosurgery,
  • orthopaedic surgery,
  • plastic surgery,
  • psychiatry,
  • respiratory medicine,
  • rural GP,
  • urology and vascular surgery.

It also includes an award-winning junior doctor wellbeing program, focussed on work / life balance and streamlined overtime.

King Edward Memorial Hospital provides exceptional post-graduate year two training in obstetrics and gynaecology. It covers the breadth of experience in clinical care, including complex sub-specialty medical and tertiary / quarternary sub-specialty surgical and emergency care. Rotations can cover Osborne Park Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus, Fiona Stanley Hospital and regional sites, as well as opportunities in service improvement and neonatology.


Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

Excellence in care and training

SCGH: 600 beds caring for 420,000 patients per year
OPH: 186 beds caring for 95,000 patients per year

Innovative care in state stroke, neuro-intervention, neurosurgery and epilepsy services, kidney and liver transplants, vascular surgery, rehabilitation and aged care, and more.

Diverse work opportunities

  • Medical specialties, transplantation, cancer, stroke, neuro-intervention, medical education, service improvement and more
  • New rotations in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, general practice and expanded rural opportunities from the far north to south
  • Support with the overnight crisis assessment and treatment team (CATT), night-time rostering, full time, part time, and job share
  • Highest leave entitlement of all hospitals.


Women and Newborn Health Service

Specialised clinical excellence

  • Western Australia’s only women’s health Level 6 tertiary hospital
  • Serving a population of 2.5 million people
  • More than 6,000 births per year (around 20 per cent of all WA births)
  • Over 5,000 gynaecology patients per year
  • Largest neonatal unit in the southern hemisphere
  • Western Australian Gynaecologic Cancer Service
  • The obstetrics and gynaecology department includes more than 20 full-time obstetrics and gynaecology consultants; 42 training registrars and sub-specialty fellows; and more than 70 residents. 
  • Eight- ed Mother Baby Unit and mental health support services.

Diverse opportunities and sub-specialties

  • Highly developed junior doctor program at King Edward Memorial Hospital offering a number of opportunities
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine including globally renowned research in the field of preterm birth prevention
  • General obstetrics, providing back up and support to a leading Community Midwifery Program
  • Gynaecology services that include potential to expand into innovative specialist interest clinical outpatient and inpatient services.


Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services

High quality statewide services

  • Comprises three distinct services - statewide and north metropolitan mental health; metropolitan-wide public health; and statewide dental health services.
  • NMHS is home to Western Australia’s largest mental health service caring for youths, adults and older adults. Services are delivered through inpatient units, community mental health clinics, day therapy and outreach programs to a catchment area of almost one million people.
  • Statewide and tertiary mental health services include research, forensics, neurosciences, art therapy, eating disorders and other specialised services.

Mental health sites and services

  • Graylands Hospital (121 beds) provides acute, extended care and rehabilitation services.
  • SCGH Mental Health Service (38 beds) services an authorised unit and an observation area adjacent to the Emergency Department.
  • Selby Lodge and Osborne Lodge (58 beds) provide older adult mental health services.
  • State Forensic Mental Health Service – Frankland Centre (30 beds) is a medium secure inpatient facility for mentally ill offenders on the Graylands Hospital Campus.
  • Hospital in the Home (48 virtual beds) provides acute care to youth, adult and older adults in their own home as an alternative to admitted hospital care.
  • Community Mental Health clinics.

The intern application process is coordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA). For more information regarding this process, please visit the PMCWA (external site).

Last Updated: 03/07/2024