Joining the ECMN


BPTs and staff at the End of Year Dinner 2018

The ECMN Annual Information evening will be held via MS Teams at 5:30pm on Thursday 4th July 2024 


Please submit your questions via using participant code #ECMN2024

Please RSVP -

The evening is designed to help prospective trainees find out more information about our network and training program and will include a presentation by the Network Director of Physician Education - Dr Taylor Scott explaining our selection process. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions via Slido or please submit your questions prior to the event to Adele Roberts -


ECMN Presentation 2024


How the match works


ECMN BPT positions are recruited annually via NSW Health. We currently have 43 trainees over 2 years of training in the network, and so roughly one third of this number will become vacant each year. 

Dates for BPT recruitment are as follows…

Advertising start date – 16th July 2024

Advertising end date – 6th August 2024

Interview dates – 3rd, 4th & 5th September 2024

Please check  the NSW Health JMO recruitment website for any updates or changes.

Ad hoc recruitment opportunities do arise from time to time. If you are interested in ad hoc positions, please send an email & your CV to  and we will keep you informed of any vacancies that arise through the year.

Please note: Individual pre-meets have not been offered at ECMN since 2016 and they are not part of the official NSW Health recruitment process. This website and our information evening will provide you with the information required. If you still have further specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

There are no terms of nights anywhere within the Network. The usual arrangement while at POWH is for a week of nights to be done once per term, or occasionally 2 weeks in the one term when you are based at Port Macquarie. 

Trainees based at Prince of Wales Hospital will usually do one overtime/sick relief shift per week. Overtime at Port Macquarie is usually one weekend every 3-4 weeks.  Accommodation options are available at locations within the Network when you are undertaking terms away from your home base hospital. 

4 weeks of Annual Leave are allocated by the network based on preference forms that are submitted by trainees. Generally, trainees take 2 weeks leave in the first half of the year and 2 weeks in the second half of the year.  Study leave is allocated to allow attendance at one of the four revision courses each year, as well as another week of leave prior to the written exam.

ECMN Rotations

Trainees are asked for their specialty term preferences, and these are allocated by the network depending on popularity of the term and RACP training requirements.  In 2024, 98% of trainees were allocated to at least one of their listed 'highly desirable' terms and over a third received two 'highly desirable' terms.

The majority of NSW BPT Networks have a 6:12:6 training structure during the final two years of training leading up to the RACP written and clinical exams. This entails spending the first 6 month on secondment at a network site outside of Sydney, 12 months at a home base of choice leading up to and including your written and clinical examinations, and then 6 months on rotation for the final 6 months of training. There may be opportunity for you to spend longer than 12 months at the home base, however, priority is given to first time exam sitters. The first 12 months of training is usually a combination of being at a home base or secondment.

Trainees will usually have at least 3 rural rotations in the 3 years with the ECMN