With the focus on your future and career aspirations, at each level we strive to provide training tailored to meet the needs of each Basic Physician Trainee.
As a large regional healthcare provider in Victoria, we are able to offer a well-supported training program with regular exposure to senior medical staff. Providing a diverse range of general medicine and medical specialities, trainees can learn in a friendly and well supervised environment.

Physician Training Team - who are we?

  • Head of General Medicine - Dr Edward Ritchie
  • Director - Dr Stephen Brown
  • Deputy Director - Dr Soe Ko
  • Medical Education Officer - Zoe Swain

For a snapshot of the rotations available, view our Overview of BPT & AT Training Pathways at BHS

Rotations

BPT1s rotate through a selection of the following rotations; Oncology, Cardiology, General Medicine, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Emergency Medicine, Medical Admissions, Hospital in the Home (HITH), Haematology, Perioperative, Intensive Care, Medical Night, Rehabilitation and Palliative care.

BPT2s and BPT3s get exposure to medical registrar jobs including ward-based General Medical Registrar roles, Admitting Registrar, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, Hospital in the Home, Aged care, Palliative care, and Rehabilitation medicine.

Ballarat Health Services is a Level 2 teaching hospital and is part of the Greater Western Basic Physician Training Consortium. BHS is also part of the Western Victoria Regional Training Hub.

Additional Training

BPT teaching program includes fortnightly Grand Round, case report/journal club, weekly unit specific education meeting, twice weekly formal education sessions and monthly morbidity/mortality meeting.

BPTs preparing for RACP written and clinical examinations are assisted by our physician training team with comprehensive supportive program including written exam lectures, consultant led long and short case tutorials, bedside teaching and practice examinations.

BPTs will have educational supervisors and professional development advisors as part of their enrolment in RACP’s PREP program. Our BPTs are supported by advanced trainees with mentoring sessions in preparation for exams and interviews. 

Frequently Asked Questions: BPT Training FAQ 

For more information contact: soe.ko@bhs.org.au

Advanced Training in General Medicine

The Internal Medicine Services at Ballarat Health Services provides advanced physician training positions in General Medicine and Acute Care Medicine.

Our advanced physician training program offers high quality six-month specialty rotations. Along with University Hospital Geelong (UHG), Barwon Health and South West Health Care (SWHC) in Warrnambool we are part of the Western Victoria Regional Training Hub. Recruitment for AT positions are combined with these sites. Through this collaboration we are able to offer rotations at all three sites and can enable trainees to complete all of their advanced physician training in Western Victoria.

Rotations include:

  • Respiratory
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • General Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Oncology (college appointed)
  • Renal (rotation is via rotation from Royal Melbourne Hospital)

For more information contact: edward.ritchie@bhs.org.au 

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