Intern Positions - FAQs
1. Do I need a cover letter?
No. During your on line application you will be given an opportunity to tell us exactly why you do want to come to RMH as an intern in 2014.
2. My university does not issue graded passes to their graduates (NGP). How will you assess my academic score?
For interstate students who attend a NGP they may be exempt from cut off but will be subject to CV shortlisting.
3. Can I change my application after submission on E-Recruit?
No. As applications will start to be assessed soon after submission no changes that are made after your initial submission will be considered. Just double check that you have attached all of your documentation prior to finishing you application.
4. Where can I find more information about the Evidence Based CV and what is required?
The Intern Evidence Based CV Scoring Guide contains all of the information that can be scored and also the types of evidence you are required to submit to each section. If after reading this document you still are not sure please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. I don't think I have done very well on my Evidence Based CV – will I still get a chance at an interview?
You need to remember that RMH don't expect anyone to get 85 full points for the CV. The purpose of this guide is not to achieve the 85 maximum points available but to give a comparison of how one CV compares to another using set criteria. Based on the interns from the 2013 cohort we would expect the average mark to be in the vicinity 35 – 65 points.
6. What is the Weighting Schedule for 2013 applications?
We are still refining the exact weighting – this will be published on the Application Process page when finalised.
7. When will I find out the status of my application?
12 June 2013 will be when shortlisted applicants receive an email inviting them to apply for an interview. Candidates who have not been shortlisted will be contacted via email in the days following.
1. How do I book an interview?
Should your application be successful, we will send you through an email which will include a link to our booking website. From there it is first in best dressed, all interview slots are available until fill with the maximum number of candidates.
2. What can I expect in the interview?
The interview panel will consist of one Medical Specialist and one member of the Medical Workforce Unit. Up to four candidates are interviewed at one time. The focus of the interview is to share information, find out a bit more about you and why you wanted to complete your internship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital - no clinical questions will be asked during the interview.
3. Why do RMH do group interviews when you get to know me better one-on-one?
The Royal Melbourne Hospital focuses on collaboration, unity and teamwork. What better way to kick of your career with us then in a similar environment?! Additionally, it is a lot less daunting interviewing with classmates who are in the same boat as you and feeling the same emotions. Finally, in a group situation, it provides an opportunity to assess you against your colleagues.
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1. How do I select which rotations I want?
Soon after contracts go out to successful applicants, a roster and leave preference form is also sent out. The roster preference form will contain many different options for rotations spread out over the entire year, all of which need to be numbered from most desirable to least desirable. The forms are then used by MWU to find a fair balance that generates the highest number of desirable outcomes for the largest number of interns.
2. How much leave are interns given and how is it allocated?
Interns accrue 5 weeks annual leave. Two weeks is to be taken during the year and the remaining three at the end of your internship. Allocation is determined from a preference form for annual leave which is submitted with your rotation preference form.
3. Do I get paid overtime?
Yes – all rostered overtime will be paid. Unrostered overtime (which is minimal) is paid once appropriate authorisation have been received.Back