Services for students
- Internship application process - Support final year students to navigate the complex intern match managed by PMCV
- Resumes & applications - Deliver targeted intern specific career coaching - resume and cover letter development, answering online questions and interview techniques
- Preference management - Track record supporting final year students to obtain their 1st or 2nd preference for internship
- Standing out from the crowd - Knowledge of the recruitment and selection process for all 23 health services offering internship
- Which health service? - Insight into the culture and values of individual health services and their training programs to support best fit of match between students and their intern placement
Coaching Rates (Inclusive of GST)
- 1 Hour Career Coaching (AMA Member only) $140
Please note: Student membership with the AMA is free.
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More info & FAQ
This is most likely the first time you have been offered an interview with a health service. Each health service has their own interview process. We work to help you prepare for an interview – what to expect, the different interview formats, how to prepare and best structure an interview response that is authentic, impactful and succinct. We have collected feedback from previous intern candidates over several years on their intern interview experience. This knowledge of the type and style of questions and interview format has been invaluable in assisting students to prepare confidently.
This is a quandary for many students. How many, in what order and how do I balance my aspirations with reality, given my z-score? There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question and we work with students on an individual basis to assess this. Our ultimate goal is to work with you to ensure that you are not unmatched. It is also important that your preferences are balanced in regards to aspirational versus realistic preference options and that you have considered the amount of work your preference list will create.
We understand that for many final year medical students this is the first time they have ever applied for a role, therefore the prospect of submitting up to 15 applications within a 1 month timeframe is very daunting. We work to guide you on managing yourself through this process: when to start, in what order to complete application requirements, and how to tailor individual applications for each health service. We also educate you on how to talk about yourself, to find your unique story – what differentiates you and what value and skills you can bring to the role of intern.
My final year has been impacted by personal / health challenges – do I raise this in my application?Expand
We work hard to understand your personal situation and the challenges you have been required to manage whilst completing medical school. In understanding your situation we can advise on whether you need to address this in your application and if you do how to manage this, either through PMCV or directly with the health service.
We have considerable experience helping students with lower z-scores to manage the application process, particularly hospital preferencing – finding a balance between preferencing that is aspirational, yet realistic. The intent being to ensure you achieve a suitable match and do not go unmatched, as well as supporting you to manage your time and alleviate unnecessary stress and workload.