At the VMWS, we advocate for part-time training in medicine. Some of our members have completed their internships and residencies part-time.
While part-time positions in junior medicine are still rare and, in some cases, require some fine-tuning, we encourage hospitals, colleges and junior doctors to consider part-time and job-sharing as an option. Fortunately, some hospitals have started to advertise part-time/job-share positions. However, in most cases, these positions are negotiated through contact with Medical Workforce Units and/or the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) or equivalent in each hospital or state, respectively.
The VMWS Job Share Database
The JSD is an initiative designed to facilitate DiTs to find like-minded medical colleagues to job-share with. We established this program a few years ago, whereby we request interest and details from potential job-sharers, store them in a confidential database and then match people appropriately.
We are very enthusiastic about job-share and standalone part-time programs for DiT, and believe this is a way forward in medicine. We realise how difficult it can be to find a good job-share match, hence the creation of this database.
This program is open to all genders, all specialties, and if you are interested, we really encourage you to join.
This service is free for VMWS Members, and for others, costs $100 to join.
For more information, or to join the database, please fill out the form below.
We are happy to note that AMA and PMCV support our Job Sharing Initiative and part-time training advocacy work.
AMA Victoria’s Medical Career Service
AMA Victoria’s Medical Career Service provides career and professional coaching services to doctors at all stages of their career. They have supported well over a 1000 of doctors since their inception 6 years ago. Their career & professional coaching programs can be accessed by both members and non-members of AMA Victoria. They also provide to AMA Victoria members a ‘career call’ service that can be accessed for careers advice and support as many times as a member needs over the course of any calendar year.
To find out more about the service or to book a consultation click here.
PMCV Supports and Facilitates Job Share
Please note that many of the Match processes coordinated by the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service team include an option for candidates to indicate their wish to job-share, and ability to nominate a job-share partner. If you are participating in such a Match and seeking a part-time position, but do not have a job-share partner, please contact [email protected].
Payment for Job Share Database
If you have received confirmation of inclusion into the Job Share Database, please pay here.