Western Australia AIM

Basic Physician Training (BPT) in Western Australia (WA) is delivered under the leadership of the Western Australian Adult Medicine BPT Network Committee.


BPT in Adult Internal Medicine (AIM) is offered at 3 accredited Level 3 Teaching Hospitals in the Health Service Providers (HSPs), each leading its own network:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital (South Network)
  • Royal Perth Hospital (East Network)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (North Network)


To apply for BPT in AIM in WA, you must first secure employment as a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) or Service Medical Registrar (SMR) at one of the networks listed above or one of the 5 WA Country Health Service (WACHS) sites:

  • Albany Regional Hospital
  • Broome Health Campus
  • Geraldton Regional Hospital
  • Kalgoorlie Health Campus
  • South West Health Campus (Bunbury Hospital)

A minimum of 3 years is required to complete the BPT program from your initial entry point, irrespective of prior non-accredited training. Your first year of accredited training starts at BPT Year 1, regardless of your postgraduate year (PGY) or year of employment. Entry into BPT can begin from PGY3 or later, if selection criteria are met.

You must apply and secure employment as an RMO or SMR through the annual intake campaign managed by the WA Department of Health. Once employed at one of the 3 WA BPT networks or eligible WACHS sites, you can apply for the training program.  

Applicants must be PGY2 to apply to commence training as a PGY3.


Applications for BPT are advertised on MedCareersWA . You’re expected to read the BPT advertisement before applying as it will have information about applying to enter or continue BPT.  

You can only submit 1 BPT application.


Selection into BPT operates via the 3 Networks. Each Network maintains autonomy in determining their capacity to train and manage their selection and appointment process.

Application scoring

Written applications are assessed against the BPT selection criteria by the Selection Panel. The assessment considers the written application against both the essential and desirable selection criteria. The selection criteria can be accessed via the advertisement attachments once the advertisement is live.

There are a total of 50 marks scored by the Selection Panel during the written application assessment. The total number of marks is balanced across the selection criteria and evidence (i.e., application documents).

Selection and assessment

Selection into a BPT program is a merit-based process with selection based on:

  • competencies, skills and experience demonstrated in the written application
  • interview (if applicable)

The BPT Network Director of Physician Education (DPE) and Selection Panel will assess applications to identify those who will be shortlisted, interviewed and selected for the training program.  All applications received will be assessed according to the relevant BPT year (1-3).


If shortlisted, you'll be required to attend an interview with a BPT Network selection panel. The interview process uses a multiple mini-interview (MMI) format.

Related information

WA Department of Health Medical Recruitment
Email: medicalrecruitment@health.wa.gov.au

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

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