Mercy Health

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Campuses at which pharmacy interns will work

  • Mercy Hospital for Women Heidelberg – a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, oncology, women’s health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital – a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged care and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening of our an adult intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and dedicated paediatric ward, taking the total number of beds to over 300.
  • Mercy Health – a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

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Intern program information

Approximate time spent in different areas:

  • Clinical Rotation: ~ 80%
  • Ward Rotation ~ 70% - The intern pharmacist will undertake ward rotations with an experienced clinical pharmacist to learn and develop the skills of clinical pharmacy. Dispensary ~ 10% (Outpatients and Inpatients)
  • Other Areas of Pharmacy Practice: ~ 20%
  • Community Pharmacy Exchange at a pharmacy of your choice (one week)
  • Exchange to Austin Hospital (one week each)

Educational activities:

  • Twice-weekly tutorials given by interns or staff via the Austin Pharmacy Department:
  • Clinical topics (such as cardiology, oncology, diabetes, antibiotic therapy, renal and liver disease, respiratory devices, mental health). Over the counter (OTC) topics (such as cough and cold, eye care, gastroenteritis, analgesics, baby products, dermatology, smoking cessation, oral hygiene). Pharmacy law.
  • Exam preparation includes: Practice pharmacy law & calculation exams under exam conditions. Prescription problem solving practice. Practice oral exams within the intern group and one-on-one.


Mr James Dwyer, Director of Pharmacy
Tel. 03 8458 4667

Ms Juan-Li Cai, Clinical Pharmacist
Tel. 03 8458 4675

Intern positions in 2023

  • 2 total (DHHS funded) 

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