Dr Yee Ching ‘Olivia’ Ong

Dr Yee Ching ‘Olivia’ Ong

PGY2+ or Post Graduate Year 2

Postgraduate year 2 plus (PGY2+) is completed following internship but prior to fellowship and can consist of general, basic, vocational or pre-specialist training. This year also forms part of the Rural Generalist Pathway. This year consolidates competencies and provides time to consider future career options and is viewed jointly with PGY1 or Internship providing for continuous learning opportunities but allowing for greater independence and flexibility in terms and encouragement to accept greater responsibility. This makes for a balanced and generalist orientation to the first two years post graduation and access to vocational training offered through medical college.

There are no medical board requirements relative to PGY2 doctor’s clinical experience (no core term requirements)

Further information can be found on PGY2 training from the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils website.

Dr Jessica Farrar

Dr Jessica Farrar

Eligibility criteria

  • The RMO must be eligible for general registration as a medical practitioner in Australian issued by the Medical Board of Australia on or before the February commencement date
  • Applicants must be available for a 12 month contract commencing on the February commencement date
  • The RMO must meet AHORA and SA Health’s recency of practice requirements. SA Health requires applicants to have practiced as a medical officer with paid employment (not an observership) within two years at the time of submitting their application
  • The RMO cannot have accepted a Targeted Voluntary Separation Package from SA Government within the last three years

Some applicants may not have General registration but may be suitable for appointment in alternative positions.  Applicants who do not have General Registration will be informed that they have not met criteria of these RMO’s positions and that will be added to the database of medical officers seeking employment.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Pre-employment requirements for PGY2 positions within SA Health are:

  • Verification of registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Criminal History Checks and subsequent clearances
  • Health Assessment
  • Verification of immunisation status
  • Credentialling

The applicant will not be able to commence their RMO position if the above requirements are not satisfied.  In the event that the applicant is unable to meet these requirements their position will be reallocated.

How to apply

All PGY2 positions are advertised through the SA Health Careers Website. For more information about the applications process for SA Health see links below.

Key dates

Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Royal Adelaide Hospital
14 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
15 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Flinders Medical Centre
1 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Modbury Hospital
16 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Mount Gambier Hospital
21 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Women’s & Childrens Hospital
28 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Lyell McEwin Hospital
29 April 2021
Presentation – PGY2+ application process
Glenside Hospital
13 May 2021
PGY2+ Applications Open 7 June 2021
PGY2+ Applications Close 30 June 2021
Interviews August 2021
Last day to reorder preferences 31 August 2021
Offers Commence 16 September 2021
Late Vacancy Management process commences 29 October 2021

Relevant links

SA MET Important Dates – PGY2 Link to external site
PGY2 Positions Link to external site
SA Health Careers Link to external site
RACGP Link to external site
ACRRM Link to external site
GPEx AGPT Link to external site
GPEx Train as a GP Link to external site


Express your interest

If you are interested in a rural clinical experience or would like to know more about rural generalist training in South Australia please contact us.

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