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Reference Number 10855
Position Title Adult Internal Medicine Basic Physician Training Program
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Hospitals Fiona Stanley Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Position Summary

2021 Adult Internal Medicine Basic Physician Training Program


Please note: This is a recruitment to training process for entry or continuation into the 2021 Basic Physician Training (BPT) in Adult Internal Medicine program within the Fiona Stanley, Royal Perth or Sir Charles Gairdner BPT Network.

This is a recruitment pool for appointments to a BPT Network’s training program.
This is not an application for employment.


Applications to enter or continue training are assessed on a merit basis.
For more information about the assessment process, please read the attached
2021 BPT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


COVID-19: Please read the COVID-19 questions on pages 17 – 19 of the 2021 BPT FAQs attached to this advertisement.


Provisional Advanced Trainees (pATs) will need to apply for 2021 BPT to access BPT Network support to prepare for the delayed 2020 clinical exam. See Q32.c. in the attached 2021 BPT FAQs.


Year 3 basic trainees in 2020, please read Q32 in the attached 2021 BPT FAQs.


Applicants must have an existing contract of employment with or have accepted an offer of employment from Fiona Stanley, Royal Perth or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in a Resident Medical Officer or Service Medical Registrar position for the 2021 clinical / training year to be eligible for appointment to training through this vacancy. pATs are exempt from this requirement for 2021.


Prospective candidates may prepare an application prior to receiving an offer of employment.
It is recommended that candidates only do so if they have applied for a BPT eligible position.
A submitted application is required to contain the applicable employment information for 2021 at the close of applications.


Applications are for a 12 month appointment to a training program.

Applicants must have employment for the whole 2021 clinical / training year except where the applicant is seeking only 6 months of BPT or their employer’s BPT Network Director of Physician Education (DPE) has agreed to accept the application conditional on continuing employment. Candidates seeking only 6 months of BPT or with shorter contracts e.g. 11 months, must discuss their training intentions and eligibility with their employer’s BPT Network DPE prior to applying. There is no guarantee that a request for 6 months BPT or a request for to apply for 12 months of BPT without a 12 month contract will be granted.


WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.


WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.


WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke-free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.


Basic Physician Training (BPT) in Adult Internal Medicine is available to Resident Medical Officers and Service Medical Registrars that successfully apply to enter or continue in BPT via the process outlined in the attached 2021 BPT FAQs.


Fiona Stanley, Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals each have a comprehensive educational program tailored to BPTs. For further information on BPT, please visit the Royal Australasian College of Physicians website


For training program related enquiries, please contact your 2021 employer’s medical education team and Director of Physician Education as listed below:


-       Fiona Stanley Hospital:

-       Royal Perth Hospital:

-       Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital:

-       WA RACP Member Support Office: or 08 6382 0823


Application instructions: Applicants MUST apply online via MedJobsWA. (Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants).


If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact


Please read the attached 2021 BPT FAQs which contain the BPT Selection Criteria, application requirements and information about the application process.


Application documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process.


BPT application documents:

  1. Cover Letter (Required)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (Required)
  3. BPT (Adult) Selection Criteria response (Required)
  4. Evidence of professional development / education and training attendance (Required)
  5. End of Term Assessments (2) (Required)
  6. Research Evidence (Required)
  7. Other documents to support application for training (Optional)


Selection criteria: Please see the attached 2021 BPT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


For information about addressing selection criteria see the Registrar Application Guide.


Applicants are advised that selection interviews may not be required. Please read the attached 2021 BPT FAQs for more information about the interview process.


Referees: It is preferable for at least one of your referees to be a RACP Fellow and current supervisor or manager.


Other conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.


Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 04/12/2020. Appointments for this training program will not commence until 2021.


East, North and South Metropolitan Health Services will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.


Multiple applications to this vacancy from a single candidate will not be considered in their entirety. Where multiple applications are uploaded, the last application to be uploaded by the candidate will be the only application accepted and considered by the panel.


Closing Date: Monday, 5 October 2020 at 4:00pm.







Eligibility Questions Essential: Do you have General Registration with the Medical Board of Australia or will you have General Registration by commencement of BPT as per the RACP requirements for entry? (Deadline for RMOs - 11/01/2021, for SMRs - 01/02/2021)
Essential: Are you eligible to work in Australia?
Essential: Do you have a contract or have you accepted an offer to work as a Resident Medical Officer or a Service Medical Registrar at Fiona Stanley, Royal Perth or Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 2021? If Yes, please provide the position title, length of contract and employing hospital name (one only).
Essential: Are you a provisionally approved advanced trainee with a 2021 Trainee Registrar contract with a WA hospital? If yes, please provide which RACP advanced training program, length of contract and where you have accepted a position as a Trainee Registrar (provisionally approved advanced trainee). For more information see Question 32 of the frequently asked questions attached to the advertisement.
Contact Person Basic Physician Training
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person WA RACP Member Support Officer
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date CLOSED: 05/10/2020
JDF BPT FAQ 2021_V2.0_Endorsed July 2020.pdf
How to Apply Guide GUIDE_Registrar Application Guide_V6.pdf
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Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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