Recruitment and allocation of Resident Medical Officer (RMO) positions (Postgraduate Year 2 and above) in South Australia occurs on an annual basis. It is undertaken through a centralised process administered by the South Australian Education and Training (SA MET) Unit on behalf of the South Australian Department of Health and South Australian Local Health Networks (LHNs). SA MET is not, however the employing body and does not provide employment contracts. Contracts are provided by the relevant hospitals/networks. Applications for RMO positions in SA must be completed online through SA Health Careers.
Training programs available in South Australian teaching hospitals include:
Basic Vocational or Pre-specialist Training Positions
Programs that focus on specific medical and surgical specialty areas. These positions will provide you with experience in specific clinical specialties and are suitable if you know the specialty career path you wish to follow. In some cases you will need to be accepted by the relevant specialty college prior to appointment and some specialty appointments are made solely by the relevant college organisations, information regarding appointment processes and deadlines can be obtained from the individual colleges.
Prevocational (General) Training Positions
Programs that provide further hospital experience. These positions will provide you with general rotations through medical, surgical and emergency units and are suitable if you have not yet decided on a specialist training programme or wish to obtain more experience.
Allocation of Advanced Specialist Training Positions (Registrars) is not undertaken by SA MET. Recruitment for these positions is undertaken directly by hospitals.
Some training programs may choose to advertise positions outside of SA MET’s allocation process. If you are unsure, we recommend you speak to the relevant training program contact person to clarify.