Commonwealth Medical Internships

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

Page last updated: 14 February 2017

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 below information provides an overview of the CMI Initiative.

Programme Guidelines

Commonwealth Medical Internships Programme Guidelines

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 period for final year medical students closed on 12 September 2016.

Further Information

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