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.