Medical students at the University of Melbourne have the option to undertake a voluntary clinical elective, allowing them to explore an unfamiliar area or setting of clinical medicine and broaden their understanding of health care. Students often take this opportunity to learn about a specialist field that interests them while travelling interstate or overseas at the same time.

“My main motivation was to experience the practice of medicine in another country, particularly one where the health system is considerably different from that of Australia”


Use the links below (with your university email) to access more information about where you can go, rules and regulations, exchange programmes, indemnity and travel insurance, and financing options. As there are new talks every year, we have uploaded the past 6 years of information (2020-2022 withheld due to COVID).

2023: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pIVCOcO_3cDVRJr7B2XwBg9-z0vGlHhW98MND5bzDAg/edit?usp=sharing

2019: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bLYHLLYzPjwXKIRmPRJ9YGnF3Rpva9RA

2018: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1tUGBGQZuVhSrcUCuJT4hO1E5EsB2VBPA

2017: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1TH0lwiE85eMuyz0FTbNXUaUYqZ-zn6N-