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 for the reduced 2023 Elective Program will only be available: 5th June – 30th June, 2023.   We are unable to offer placements outside this timeframe.

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 electronic application form Elective Application and email your Curriculum Vitae to the Elective Coordinator.

Clinical Elective Administrator

Department of Paediatrics

The University of Melbourne +613 9345 9168