Clinical Electives

Clinical Elective Placements at The Royal Children’s Hospital Campus 

For EXTERNAL Students 

We offer clinical elective placements of 4 weeks duration for medical students from universities other than The University of Melbourne to undertake clinical electives at The Royal Children’s Hospital.  We offer placements in a number of paediatric specialty medicine and surgery units. 

Elective students are attached to a Royal Children’s Hospital clinical department for the duration of the placement.  Students will be provided many opportunities to engage in clinical activities in relation to patient assessment and patient care.  The University of Melbourne does not provide assessment or formal teaching sessions related to your approved elective placement. We offer elective placements for a maximum of 4 weeks only.  We cannot guarantee that the clinical placement requested will always be available due to the large number of applications we receive, however we will endeavor to accommodate your first preference.  We are unable to offer paediatric placements in the Emergency Department or General Medicine Department.

Placements are ONLY available February to mid-August and mid-October to December.  We are unable to offer placements outside these times. 

Please read the RCH Elective Information Guide carefully before you apply. 

If after reading our guide you would like to apply for a placement at The Royal Children’s Hospital, please complete the application form and submit via email along with your Curriculum Vitae  to the Electives Coordinator. 

rch.elective@rch.org.au

Clinical Elective Administrator 

Department of Paediatrics 

The University of Melbourne +613 9345 9168