Headed by Associate Professor Wendy Findlay, the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit is based at Queensland's oldest hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), established in 1866. After the opening of UQ's Medical School in 1936, the RBWH accepted its first intake of medical students in 1938 and has been teaching Queensland medical students for almost 80 years!

The Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit is currently providing clinical training to more than 700 medical students from across Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the medical program. 

Why Royal Brisbane?

  • Exposure to a wide variety of disciplines: the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital is a 986 bed general, tertiary referral teaching hospital with a number of specialities including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, psychiatry, oncology and trauma services. Women's and Newborn Services provide comprehensive care of obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal intensive care on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: As Queensland's oldest and largest hospital, the RBWH is equipped with state of the art equipment, and has a strong culture of teaching and research.
  • Renowned Department of Internal Medicine: RBWH has one of the largest and most organised Departments of Internal Medicine in Australia.
  • Exposure to a high case load: RBWH has more than 70,000 acute presentations through the emergency department per year, so there is no shortage of patients to help students learn everything they need to become a world leader in their field.
  • Interaction with junior doctors: Many of RBWH's junior doctors are studying for specialist exams and are a fantastic source of information, inspiration and practical tips for medical students.
  • Access to some of the state's most accomplished medical specialists and researchers: The RBWH boasts clinicians and clinician researchers working at the very pinnacle of their fields of specialty. 


The Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and Centre for Chronic Disease is situated in the RBWH Clinical Unit.

Academic Title Holders

UQ Medicine is proud to acknowledge that our provision of high quality medical education and research would not be possible without the work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. At Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, our clinical training and research is supported by more than 750 health professionals who hold an Academic Title with UQ.

Find out more about Academic Titles at UQ.


Student enquiries
Email: med.rbwhstudents@uq.edu.au

Reception - Health Sciences Building
Phone: +61 7 3346 5153
Email: med.hsbreception@uq.edu.au
Address: Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, Level 9, Health Sciences Building

Team Leader
Belinda Tomlins
Phone: +61 7 3365 5160
Email: med.rbwhtl@uq.edu.au
Address: Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, Level 9, UQ Health Sciences Building, Herston

Head, Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Associate Professor Wendy Findlay
Phone: +61 7 3346 5154
Address: Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, Level 9, Health Sciences Building, Herston


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