Careers in Medicine
University Hospital Geelong is one of Victoria's major teaching hospitals and has a reputation for innovation in research and excellence in patient care. Medical, surgical and specialist services offered are among the most comprehensive of any hospital in the state.
The Medical Workforce Unit (MWU) is involved in non-clinical management of junior medical workforce at Barwon Health: Interns, Residents, HMOs, Registrars and Fellows. The unit supports the health service and its directorates by recruiting suitably trained junior Medical Staff (JMS). In conjunction with Medical Education and Training, Medical Workforce ensures these JMS rotations meet training needs of JMS and comply with relevant training accreditation standards.
What do you want to do?
Barwon Health runs a comprehensive prevocational training program for new medical graduates at the Intern, HMO2, HMO3 and lead-in training for many of the vocational training programs in most specialties, inclusive of a GP rural generalist pathway.
HMO3 and above
• Critical Care
• Basic Physician Training Level 2
• General, including Diploma in Obstetrics
• Pre Surgical Education & Training
All HMO posts are advertised on the Barwon Health website in late May each year. The Intern, HMO2, BPT2 and BPT3 positions are allocated by a state matching process run by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria. Each year the senior medical staff, nominate an intern of the year and provide an award for the best HMO and/or Registrar Research Project.
Meet Emma, a Medical Intern who made Barwon Health her first choice because of the exceptional GP program and coastal lifestyle available within the Geelong region.
Meet Lachlan, a Medical Resident specialising in Critical Care within a healthcare service that combines state-of-the-art facilities, knowledgeable mentors and a central location.
Meet Terrance, a Medical Officer working within University Hospital Geelong.
Did you always want to be a medical officer?
I didn’t always want to be a medical officer, I actually began my professional career as a high school maths and science teacher. Medicine was a very late choice for me and I’ve never looked back. It is a fantastic and rewarding career that truly embodies lifelong learning and continuous improvement; exactly what I signed up for.
What do you see as rewarding elements to your work at Barwon Health?
The patient contact is easily the best part of the job. Interacting with patients and providing them with some care and comfort during what is mostly a very scary and unpleasant time of their life allows you to really hold your head high about what you do for a living.
What opportunities for career growth have you been provided with working at Barwon Health?
Being a teaching hospital and institution, there is a great focus on training the next generation of medical officers. I really enjoy the dedicated teaching sessions and the Grand Rounds that are on offer through Barwon Health, but mostly I love the teaching culture and the interactions you get with registrars and consultants who are always more than happy to teach and grow your skill set in a supportive environment.
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Last Modified: Wednesday, 08 May 2019