Centralised Resident Medical Officer application process
PMCWA coordinates the annual prevocational doctor recruitment process for Resident Medical Officer (RMO) positions across Western Australian Health Services.
2017 centralised Intern and RMO recruitment update
Intern and RMO applications for 2017 are now closed. Applications have been assessed for suitability. The offer process has commenced for interns. RMO offers will commence in late July for specialist hospitals. General hospital RMO offers will commence in August.
RMO applications for the 2017 clinical year have now closed. To receive notifications of vacancies (at the conclusion of the centralised recruitment process) please visit MedJobsWA (external site), create a profile and select your preferred job categories. You will receive an automatic notice when a new position is advertised.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted through the MedJobsWA (external site) system. Candidates complete one application and have the opportunity to be considered for positions with the participating hospitals and similar vacancies. Applications are allocated to health services for merit-based assessment, according to applicant preferences. Suitable applicants are appointed to a recruitment pool. Selection to the pool may result in being recommended for a position with Health services and hospitals, however an appointment is not guaranteed. The process is extremely competitive and attracts a large number of highly qualified and experienced applicants each year.
Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. Applicants are advised whether:
- Recommended for appointment to the pool
- Unsuccessful in their application
- Recommended for a position
All RMOs will be required to work day, evening, night and weekend shifts and also participate in on-call rosters. RMOs must to be self-sufficient in transport to rotation locations.
Information about the RMO position, duties, selection criteria and prerequisites are in the Job Description Form attached with each vacancy advertised. Please read the RMO Application Guide and FAQs (PDF 527KB) for assistance with completing your application.
PMCWA is not responsible for facilitating the entry of medical practitioners to Australia (permanent or temporary) or obtaining registration to practice medicine.
For information on immigration, medical qualifications and registration please visit International medical graduates in Western Australia.
Part Time Employment
Some hospitals and health services have part time vacancies. While applicant preferences are considered, due to the small number of part time positions, hospitals may also offer full time positions.
It is recommended you provide details on part time requirements in your application cover letter.