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.


There are 3 sites accredited as a Level 3 Teaching Hospitals sitting within the Health Service Providers (HSPs), and each lead their HSP’s BPT Network:

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

To be eligible to apply for BPT in Adult Internal Medicine (AIM) in WA, you must first secure employment as a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) or Service Medical Registrar (SMR) with Fiona Stanley Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital or one of the four WA Country Health Service (WACHS) sites listed below:

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

A minimum of 3 years is required for you to complete the BPT program from the initial entry point, irrespective of prior non-accredited training. At entry into the program the first year of accredited training will commence at BPT Year 1, regardless of your postgraduate year (PGY) or year of employment. Entry into BPT may be from PGY2 or later if selection criteria are met.


You must apply for and gain employment as an RMO or SMR through the annual intake campaign managed centrally by the WA Department of Health. 

Once you've secured employment at one of the 3 WA BPT networks or eligible WACHS sites, you can apply to join the training program.


Applications for BPT will be advertised on and submitted online. 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 one BPT application and it must be submitted via MedJobsWA.


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 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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