Internship at Portland District Health


Important Internship Links / Documents

INTERNSHIP INTAKE 2023 – Important Dates

Intern Training Program 2023 at Portland District Health

Internship at Portland –  Video (as presented at AMA careers expo 2 May 2020)

About Portland District Health

Portland District Health provides an integrated health
service which comprises acute, primary health and aged residential care
service. Our health service provides:

  • 24-hour, 7 days a week Urgent Care Centre (Emergency Department)
  • 69 registered inpatient beds
  • 2 operating theatres
  • 8-bed day procedure unit, Plus Chemotherapy / Dialysis / Sleep Studies
  • 30 bed residential aged care facility (Harbourside Lodge)
  • Comprehensive range of Primary Health, Community and Home Care services
  • GP Superclinic (Active Health Portland)
  • PDH Specialist Centre (visiting specialist centre)
  • Portland District Health is accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare
    Standards, the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd, and Home
    and Community Care National Service Standards.

Contact details

Address: 141 – 151 Bentinck Street, Portland Victoria 3305

Ph: (03) 5521 0333

Fax: (03) 5521 0669


PDH Medical Admin Email :

Manager Medical Workforce Unit: Leah Sandeman

Supervisor/Director of Intern Training: Dr Kaushik Banerjea

Medical Education Officer: Jess Mayne


Postgraduate Medical Education

1. Weekly mandatory protected teaching Wednesday 0730 – 0830 at PDH

2. Weekly mandatory protected teaching Fridays 08300930 at Active Health

3. Weekly mandatory protected teaching with SWHC Thursday 1200 – 1300 (this is off-site, delivered via

4. Regular Teaching – on – the – run sessions in the wards and emergency

5. Regular education sessions organised by education department

6. Library 

      1. Universal access to on-line UpToDate is available onsite and off-site

2. Access available to Deakin University library through subscription which PDH will facilitate

Doctorsin Training Positions

1st Year Interns– (2) Posts 

Rotations include:

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Primary Care and General Practice

HMO Positions and Details

Total HMOs = 8,

Registrar Posts – Unaccredited posts in Surgery x 1