VIC Internship explanation

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  1. pi

    pi Junior doctor Administrar

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    Wouldn't think it would matter.
     
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    Hi Pi, I was wondering how difficult it is to come back o metro after a year if I go rural for internship? I’ve been hearing conflicted information regarding the difficulty.
     
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    Always more difficult to enter a health network as an unknown compared to if you were already an intern there - so it's always an uphill battle. Overall, it depends on where you want to work and how good you are, "metro hospitals" describes quite a few different health networks, and securing a PGY2 job is going to easier at some than others.
     
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    Hello there! I'm a priority 2 International student who wants to do internship in city or outer metro but unsure about the ratio of metro to rural hospitals to preference. Although I have a Z score of 4.3, which may be considered 'not bad', I imagine there are lots of high achieving internationals fighting for very few metro spots so that makes this a very average score. I don't have any publications but recently submitted an abstract to a conference and it is pending acceptance. Is it a bad idea to apply for mostly metro spots? Also, should I be selecting the rural services with more intern spots to maximise chances (since some have only 5 spots)? Lastly is it a good or bad idea to bring up the fact that I am P2 in my hospital cover letters (to emphasise that I'd like to practise in Aus)? Thanks in advance for your advice :)
     
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    I don't have a lot of experience with cat 2 applications, but I think a 50-50 split of metro-rural would sound reasonable? I think it would be best to ask some previous cat 2s though.

    Regarding cover letters, I don't think there is any need to include that unless you think it's particularly important. Personally, I wouldn't.
     

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