Junior Doctor Training Program Private Hospital Stream

This page contains information on the new Junior Doctor Training Program – Private Hospital Stream (PHS) for PHS 2019 applications.

Page last updated: 06 September 2018

The Junior Doctor Training Program - Private Hospital Stream replaces the former Commonwealth Medical Internships and Junior Medical Officer training programs.

What is the expected timeline for applying for a PHS 2019 internship?

The table below shows the expected timeline for medical students applying for a PHS 2019 internship.

PHS 2019 applications timeline
PHS 2019 Expression of Interest (EOI) internship applications openby end September 2018
PHS 2019 EOI internship applications closeby mid-October 2018
Department distributes applicant list to participating private hospitals by late October 2018

What is the PHS 2019 internship application process?

  1. Application form is posted on the Department of Health’s official website for eligible medical students and junior doctors to apply for a PHS 2019 internship, prior to the EOI opening above.
  2. PHS 2019 internship applications are collected and registered by the Department for distribution to private hospitals participating in the Private Health Stream.
  3. Private hospitals funded to deliver junior doctor training under the Private Health Stream will manage the recruitment process (independent of the department) and offer internships to junior doctors who are eligible for salary support under this initiative.
Note: There is no guarantee of a training place and each hospital will make its own employment decisions in accordance with their funding agreement with the Department of Health once established.

Further Information

Further enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate.Training@health.gov.au inbox.