After completing and graduating from the six year Medicine program, an internship is undertaken. In New South Wales this is called Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1). It is a paid position in a hospital, and is usually one year in length. It must be undertaken prior to full registration as a medical practitioner.
In Australia, the internship training period is controlled by the various state Departments of Health and no guarantee can be given that an internship training program will be available to all international students. This applies in all states of Australia.
In the State of New South Wales, NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) follows a priority category system if there are more applicants than internship positions available. Please note that UNSW Medicine cannot guarantee that internship positions will be available in the future, particularly as there has been an increase in the number of local medical students. Students are encouraged to pursue alternatives such as an internship in their home country or another country, as well as applying for an internship in New South Wales and other Australian states.
After allocation, HETI and the Primary Allocation Centre will assist international graduates to obtain a visa to undergo internship in NSW.