The UnitingCare Clinical School offers medical students the opportunity to learn from and gain practical experience with Queensland’s leading medical specialists at The Wesley Hospital, and other UnitingCare private hospital campuses.
Practical experience and on-the-job teaching play an important role in preparing medical students for their career post-medical school. It gives you a much greater understanding of the day-to-day operations of a leading private hospital and your critical role in delivering exceptional patient care.
We offer around 350 student placements per year across our four UnitingCare hospital campuses:
Elective placements are supervised and clinically based allocations. Students are expected to engage in patient care and clinical activities while under the direct supervision of hospital staff. There will be many opportunities for you to practise assessing patients, and participate in ward rounds and theatre, depending on your allocated placement. Due to this hands-on experience, students will develop a much greater understanding of how different hospital functions and roles work together to deliver exceptional patient care.
UnitingCare Clinical School accepts elective applications from medical students only.
Medical students gain access to placements in a wide range of medical and surgical disciplines. Please note that every effort is made to accommodate first preferences where possible.
Clinical placements are available in the following disciplines:
*Not available to first-year students/observers.
The placements are available for electives only and are not to be considered as an intricate assessed placement. UnitingCare Clinical School may extend opportunities for visiting students to attend tutorials but will not provide summative assessment or formal teaching sessions for your approved elective placement.
If you have any questions or general enquiries, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. If you’re interested in a clinical placement at The Wesley Hospital, please complete the form below to begin the process. You will need to provide at least 12 weeks’ notice prior to commencement of your placement.
Please note: Successful candidates will be required to submit legal documents as required and undertake the UnitingCare Clinical School orientation program. Non-refundable enquiry and placement fees are payable and UCCS cannot guarantee the availability of clinical placements.