Why join Monash Health BPT?

Monash Health’s Basic Physician Training (BPT) supports you to gain first class clinical exposure in one of the largest and most diverse healthcare facilities in Australia.

What we can offer you

First class clinical experience

Monash Health consistently outperforms other health providers in Victoria in the quality and volume of healthcare it delivers. We have a wide range of core and sub-specialist disciplines on offer, and are one of the most highly sought-after organisations for RACP Advanced Training in the state.

Research opportunities

We are a major research organisation offering a large number of research opportunities both during and following your training. One of our research partners, Monash University, is located close to the Monash Health’s Clayton campus. Monash University is one of Australia’s leading institutes for research grant allocations and publication activity. You can develop career paths in specialty health, population health and medical education.

Professional development

As a Monash BPT, you will be offered a wide range of professional development opportunities. These include:

  • communication and interview training
  • professional development seminars
  • advanced life support training
  • weekend practice exams for the written and clinical
  • rostered long and short case presentations.

You will have access to more than eight examiners on the National Examiner Panel (NEP) and other dedicated consultants with extensive RACP experience.

Ongoing support

As a large, multi-campus organisation, we acknowledge that it can sometimes be a challenging environment to navigate. Each BPT is assigned an Educational Supervisor/Professional Development Advisor whose role is to mentor, address problems or concerns and track your progress. They will be your advocate and voice, helping you to navigate a large organisation. The Physician Education Manager is also available to support you in day-to-day issues.

Frequently asked questions

What supervision and support can I expect to receive? 

You will be allocated an Education Supervisor when you commence Physician Training. This supervisor remains with you for your entire training. We can also help with finding you a mentor if you wish.

Monash Health has two Directors of Physician Education (DPE) that are approachable and available. There is additional DPE support at the various Monash Health Sites.

There is also an Education Fellow who provides extensive support through mentoring and education sessions.

The Program is supported by a BPT Manager and Administration Manager.   

What education is provided?

Monash Physicians Training offers a comprehensive and clinical based education curriculum. The program runs throughout the year in preparation for both the FRACP written and clinical exams; including formal weekly teaching, mock clinical exams, specialised short case days and ‘Hot Topics sessions’.

The program is coordinated by the Monash Physician DPE team and supported by RACP National and Local Examiners, RACP Fellows and Advanced Trainees.

BPT candidates are also supported with leave to attend the annual written examination preparation courses.

What orientation is provided?

Monash Health Orientation:

As a new employee to Monash Health you will need to complete an online Induction program together with a range of mandatory clinical modules, including:

  • EMR training
  • Medication Safety
  • Infection Prevention
  • Basic Life Support

BPT Program Orientation:

Session at the beginning of the BPT 1 year:

  • Introduction to BPT at Monash Health.
  • Meet the BPT team
  • Educational opportunities
  • Expectations

Specialty Unit Orientation:

Each specialty Unit will provide an orientation specific to the unit at commencement of your rotation.

What rotations are available as a BPT? 

Monash Health has an extensive range of specialties which provides trainees with a breadth of experience. There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ rotations. The rotations have been designed to provide access to both popular rotations and also those of individual interest. They also meet the complex requirements for training as mandated by the RACP.

Rotations include the following specialties:

  • General Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Intensive Care
  • Renal
  • Oncology
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Haematology

Does the program support my progression into an Advanced Training position at Monash Health? 

Our extensive range of specialties means there are good opportunities to be accepted into an Advanced Training Program at Monash Health.

The BPT program provides support for BPTs in the application process including interview techniques and how to prepare your CV.

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