All basic physician training in Victoria is provided through a Consortia comprised of metropolitan and rural hospitals.
The Footscray Hospital is part of the Greater Western Consortium of Basic Physician Training, which includes rotations across Western Health, Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital), Ballarat Health Services, Albury Wodonga Health (Albury Campus) and Northeast Health Wangaratta.
Western Health offers a diversity of clinical experience through its three campuses involved in basic physician training. Footscray Hospital is a tertiary referral hospital with a professorial department of medicine. Sunshine Hospital is a large, expanding general hospital whilst Williamstown Hospital is smaller and community based. Both Sunshine and Williamstown provide a range of acute and subacute medical services.
The Greater Western Consortium of Basic Physician Training offers a comprehensive program with all rotations accredited by the RACP and is focused on optimising preparation for the written and clinical parts of the FRACP examination.
BPT Training Activities at Western Health include:
weekly grand round and professorial report;
daily education sessions in addition to regular within-unit education sessions for access by all trainees;
structured pre written tutorial/MCQ sessions;
short and long case tutorials and mock FRACP examinations in the months preceding the written and clinical exams;
Professional Development programs for both junior doctors and registrars; and
access to research opportunities with a dedicated Academic Research facility.
Basic Physician Trainees at Western Health follow different rotation plans.
BPT2sFor BPT2s, internal rotations are predominantly in the medical specialties with a minimal number of rotations in General Medicine. External rotations are to Melbourne Health, Ballarat Health Services and Albury Wodonga Health (Albury Campus).
All trainees are required to complete one 3-month rural rotation each year (either Ballarat or Albury). External and rural rotations are rostered within the first nine months of the year to minimise disruption to formal FRACP examination preparation activities.
BPT3s For BPT3s, internal rotations are predominantly in General Medicine with a smaller number of rotations in the medical specialties. External rotations are rostered in the second half of the year to minimise disruption to formal FRACP examination preparation activities.
To ensure a broad range of experience within medicine, trainees can rotate through the following medical subspecialities:
General Medicine (Footscray & Sunshine Hospitals)
ICU (Registrar & HMO positions)
Oncology BMT/Haematology (based at RMH)
Ballarat (General Medicine & Medical Specialities)
Albury (General Medicine)
With a variety of rotations available, trainees are able to experience a broad range of general and subspecialty medicine. All rotations are distributed among trainees as equitably as possible – based on availability, demand and RACP requirements.The selection process for the recruitment of BPT2s and BPT3s for the 2017 clinical year will be hospital-based.
WESTERN HEALTH WILL CONDUCT FACE TO FACE INTERVIEWS BEWTEEN:
TUESDAY, 23RD AUGUST 2016 – THURSDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2016
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL IF YOU HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
For further information on the GWC please go to:http://www.gwconsortium.com.auFor any specific enquiries, please contact: Lucy O’Brien, Manager Greater Western Consortium via [email protected]
You must apply to the health service and to the PMCV:http://computermatching.pmcv.com.au/public/howto/eligibility_bptmatch.cfm
Application Close – 18 August 2016