Medical Service Improvement Program

As part of WA Health’s commitment to medical leadership, the Institute for Health Leadership is offering the opportunity for junior doctors to undertake a service improvement project, enabling them to acquire skills and experience in leadership and change management.

What is involved?

On a 10-13 week, non-clinical rotation participants will focus solely on completing a medical service improvement project. Projects can be related to clinical care delivery, patient flow or RMO/Registrar duties.

For example, previous projects have focussed on various areas including:

  • efficiencies in elective and emergency surgery
  • discharge planning and communication
  • outpatient clinic waiting times
  • improving communication between clinical staff.

Your project will have an ongoing, positive impact on patient care and/or medical workflow.

Successful applicants will learn transferrable skills in the use of service improvement methodologies and tools. They will also have access to ongoing professional/leadership development workshops throughout the course of the year.

These rotations are offered during the second, third and fourth clinical terms. The following sites will be participating in 2020:

Child & Adolescent Health Service
North Metropolitan Health Service South Metropolitan Health Service East Metropolitan Health Service WA Country Health Service  Other Hospitals
Perth Children's Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

King Edward Memorial Hospital

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals group

Rockingham General Hospital

Royal Perth Bentley Group Albany Hospital

Broome Hospital

Bunbury Regional Hospital

Geraldton Hospital
SJOG Midland

How to apply?

Applications are now closed for the 2020 program.

To be eligible for the 2021 program, you must be:

  • an RMO or Registrar in 2021
  • will be employed by a participating hospital in 2021.

Should you require any further information please contact the Institute for Health Leadership at

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What is the Medical Service Improvement Program?

Listen to previous participants' experience of the program:

For more information about the Medical Service Improvement Program, email the Institute for Health Leadership.

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