Melbourne Medical School Clinical Electives

Are you a medical student, and wanting to do your clinical placement in Melbourne?

Medical elective placements are offered at metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals through the clinical schools of the Melbourne Medical School:

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Western Health
  • Austin Health
  • Northern Health
  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • The Royal Children's Hospital
  • Royal Women's Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Goulburn Valley Health
  • Ballarat Health Services
  • North-East Health

You must be about to commence or in your final year to be considered for elective placement at one of the above hospitals. Elective attachments are usually between 4 to 8 weeks long maximum.

Please apply directly via the email enquiries address below and include your personal details, CV and areas of interest. Costs vary according to each clinical school's arrangements.*

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Information on clinical electives at Royal Melbourne Hospital can be found on our Medical Elective Program page.

Western Health (Footscray & Sunshine Hospitals)

More information on clinical electives at Western Health can be obtained via our Western Health Elective Guide, this provides all information on how to apply and all required application forms.

Austin Health

http://www.austin.org.au/

ah-clinsch@unimelb.edu.au

Northern Health

More information on clinical electives at Northern Health can be found on our Elective Placements page.

St Vincent's Hospital

http://www.svhm.org.au/
Note: St. Vincent's only offers elective periods of 4 weeks

Anne Parsons (works one day per week)
parsonsa@unimelb.edu.au

The Royal Children's Hospital (Paediatrics)

http://www.rch.org.au/ |  http://www.paediatrics.unimelb.edu.au/visit/electiveplacements.html
Note: Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital only offers elective periods of 4 weeks. Students must have undertaken their  paediatric term.

Pam Morison
rch.elective@rch.org.au

Royal Women's Hospital (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

http://www.obsgyn.unimelb.edu.au/

Meredith Poyner
mpoyner@unimelb.edu.au

Mercy Hospital for Women (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Medical student electives in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are welcome at the Mercy Hospital for Women.  There is a limited capacity of two elective students at any one time. The Mercy Hospital for Women is the second largest obstetric hospital in Victoria, delivering nearly 6000 women.  During the student term, there are approximately 25 medical students (in four ten-week blocks) from the University of Melbourne with whom elective students are encouraged to integrate.  Elective students also join in the teaching programme for the local students in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatal paediatrics.

For further information, please click on the link below

http://www.obsgyn.unimelb.edu.au/
Note: Elective placements at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology or the Department of Paediatrics are also available to students who are not in their final year but have completed their Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics term.

Prof Michael Permezel
m.permezel@unimelb.edu.au

Rural Victoria

http://www.ruralhealth.unimelb.edu.au/
Note: For elective placements at Goulburn Valley Health (Shepparton), Ballarat Health Services or North-East Health (Wangaratta) contact the hospitals directly.

Hospital Contact information

* Some costs (AUD$):

Austin Health: $110 per week of elective applied for. On- site accommodation $150 per week.

St Vincent's Hospital: $550 administrative fee

Mercy Hospital for Women (Obstetrics and Gynaecology): $330 administrative fee

The Royal Children's Hospital (Paediatrics): Further information and fees are advertised on the website

Royal Melbourne Hospital: $100 per week. Placements from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of eight weeks.