Internship at Portland District Health – Starting 2021




Important Internship Links / Documents


INTERNSHIP – Important Dates

Intern Training Programme 2021 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: Jess Mayne / Leah Sandeman

Supervisor/Director of Intern Training: Dr Kaushik Banerjea

Medical Education Officers: Kylie Micallef

Postgraduate Medical Education

  1. Weekly mandatory protected teaching Tuesdays 0800 – 0900 at PDH
  2. Weekly mandatory protected teaching Wednesdays 1200 – 1300 at Active Health
  3. Weekly mandatory protected teaching with SWHC Thursday 0800 – 0900 (this is off-site, delivered via videoconferencing)
  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

Doctors in Training Positions

Interns – 1st Year – (2) Posts (2021)

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