Commonwealth Medical Internships

This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) initiative.

Page last updated: 29 August 2016

The CMI initiative is designed to increase the nation's capacity to train medical interns in alternative settings, such as private hospitals, and in rural and regional Australia, where there are traditionally fewer options for internship training.

As medical students in Commonwealth-supported places are guaranteed an internship by states and territories, CMI places are only available to eligible international full-fee paying medical students from an onshore medical school in Australia having completed all of their medical degree in Australia.

The information below has been developed to provide an overview of the CMI initiative to assist potential applicants understand how the initiative works.

Programme Guidelines

Commonwealth Medical Internships Programme Guidelines

Deed of Agreement

Commonwealth Medical Internships Draft Deed of Agreement

For internship providers

The Invitation to Apply for eligible private hospitals interested in delivering Commonwealth funded medical internships in 2017 closed on 31 May 2016.

For final year medical students

The CMI 2017 Application form wil be available on this website after 9am (AEST), Monday 29 August 2016.

Applications open after 9:00am (AEST), Monday, 29 August 2016.

Applications close at 5:00pm (AEST), Monday, 12 September 2016.

Students wanting to participate in the CMI 2017 must lodge a CMI applications form with the Department during the application period.

Further Information

All initial contact regarding the CMI initiative is managed through a central email address. Please send all queries to