Medical careers

The Women's attracts health professionals who are dedicated to caring for women and newborn babies and who wish to work in an environment that provides world-class clinical expertise

The Women’s is committed to providing training and experience in a supportive environment to meet the needs of each doctor.

It’s a great place to work and train in clinical fields related to women's health.

As the oldest specialist public hospital of its kind in Australia, with an international reputation for leadership, training and translational research, the Women’s attracts talented health professionals from around the globe.

Our commitment to research and innovation means the Women’s offers a particularly unique environment where scientists and health professionals work together to advance the health and wellbeing of women and newborns.

Each year the Women’s manages approximately:

  • 250,000 episodes of care
  • the births of 6,000 babies
  • care for 83,000 women
  • more than 36,000 inpatient services
  • almost 200,000 outpatient visits
  • 28,000 emergency presentations
  • more than 60 clinical research trials.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Mark Garwood, said the Women’s is an employer of choice for medical professionals at all stages of their career, from within Australia and overseas.

"The Women’s boasts a welcoming culture and collaborative environment, driven by passionate people working as a team to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of all women and newborns, today and in generations to come," Dr Garwood says.

"Our medical professionals are constantly developing and sharing their skills and talents through their collaborations with colleagues and more formal professional development opportunities … There are exceptional career opportunities for junior and senior medical staff at all levels of training and specialisation."

As a leading teaching hospital, the Women’s has the largest training program in obstetrics and gynaecology in Victoria, providing Diploma or Fellowship pathways.

Our program also includes all of the recognised sub-speciality programs such as urogynaecology, maternal fetal medicine, ultrasound, gynaecological oncology and reproductive medicine as defined by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The size and breadth of the Women's obstetrics and gynaecology services ensures trainees have exposure to the broadest range of general and specialist services and teaching, training and supervision from consultants who are recognised experts in their field.

Unique opportunities for training in anaesthetics, psychiatry, obstetric medicine, radiology and emergency medicine, all with a special focus on women’s health and maternity, are available at the Women’s.

Training opportunities in neonatology are available at hospital medical officer (HMO), registrar and Fellow levels and offer a well-structured training program in the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Victoria.

To learn more about the breadth of our work and employment opportunities for medical professionals, please visit Overview of clinical services.