The Royal Women's Hospital

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Campuses where pharmacy interns will work: Parkville

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia's largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of women of all ages and cultures, and newborn babies. It provides clinical expertise and leadership in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology, gynae-oncology; neonatology and specialised medicines information, with a strong commitment to research and education. It is a major teaching hospital with strong affiliations to The University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University and RMIT.

We have 18 pharmacists (Director, Deputy Director, four Senior Pharmacists and specialist pharmacists) with 4 pharmacy technicians. The Pharmacy Department has a friendly, supportive environment and actively supports the provision of patient-centred care.

We provide pharmacy services across all areas in the health service but specifically to these areas: Obstetrics, Neonatal Intensive and Special Care Nurseries, Genetics, Gynaecology, Gynae-oncology, Outpatients, Clinical trials and research, Clinical service to Frances Perry House (private hospital), Quality and Safety Unit.

The department provides specialised medicines information in women’s health specifically on medicines use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The department produces the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide – a concise and valuable reference for doctors, pharmacists, midwives and any other professionals involved in the care of pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Research is a very vital component of our clinical activities as we strive to provide quality and evidence-based practices. The pharmacy supports all clinical trials and research involving medicines.

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Intern program information

Three intern positions will be available for 2024

  • Intern pharmacists spend time in all areas of the pharmacy department, receiving both clinical and non-clinical training.
  • Tutorials are held once a week with a pharmacy law workshop prior to the written examination.
  • Participation in projects and presentations at pharmacy conferences are strongly encouraged
  • Other clinical activities include being an active member of the ADR (adverse drug reactions) committee and reporting of pharmacists’ interventions.


Ms Emily Wang |  Intern Coordinator

Tel: 03 8345 3180


Intern positions in 2024

3 total (DHHS funded)

Other Resources

Intern Pharmacist Program Leaflet