2019 Phase 2 Allocations

The Faculty of Medicine has established the Phase 2 Allocation Process to manage and support the clinical training for students in Phase 2 of their program.  The Phase 2 Allocation Process is designed to facilitate the equitable distribution of students in Clinical Placements throughout the Academic Year and across all available Clinical Units.

We have reviewed the way in which you are allocated to your placements in Phase 2, and from 2019 we will allocate you to a “home” clinical unit where you will undertake the majority of your placements.  You will be part of a relatively small group of students at that site who will follow a similar sequence of placements across the year. We expect over the year that you will gain a good sense of the hospital in which you are working, as well as its staff, layout, facilities and culture, and we hope that will give you a better sense of belonging, both to the hospital and your peer group.

To facilitate this, the Faculty has developed a number of “offerings” – single distinct paths that one student will take across the year. The allocation process is to match you to the offering that best meets your needs. It is important to note that the number of offerings that are made available each year is dependent on operational requirements, and individual offerings may be subject to minor changes. They are provided here to give you a clear idea of the likely sequences of placements available at different clinical units, the number of students at each unit, and the likely distribution of students across the different hospitals within the unit (if applicable).

Year 3 Offerings

Year 4 Offerings 

Preferencing Data

Preferencing reports will be available for students for the listed cohorts on the below dates.

Year 3

Year 4  

Historical Preferencing Data

The University understands that previously students were able to view the “demand” for a site or region during the preferencing period.  Going forward, this functionality is not available within the new University wide placement management system.   Students are encouraged to submit their preferences based on the outcome they hope to achieve. Modifying preferences based on what others have done will not impact on a students’ chances of getting their preferences. 

In order to assist students during this transition, we have compiled the below data that outlines the available places as well as the number of students who selected that Clinical Unit/Region as their first preference.  

Year 3 Historical data 

Year 4 Historical data 


Placements Management System

Each year, students will have the opportunity to submit their preferences for allocations. Click HERE to find out how to preference in the Placements system.

Placements is a University wide system for managing your program related placement activities. Placements will allow students to manage and view all placement related tasks and schedules in one location. 

Students will lodge their preferences via the “to do” list that will display on their home screen.   There will be a separate page for each preference type relevant to each year.  For example, Clinical Unit and Semester Order for year 3 and Clinical Unit and Elective Block for year 4.

Year 3 - one page will display Clinical Units and another will display semester order.  Students will be able to rank order their preferences by dragging up/down or using the arrow buttons.

Year 4 - one page will display Clinical Units and another will display elective blocks.  Students will be able to rank order their preferences by dragging up/down or using the arrow buttons.

A copy of the 2019 Placements Student Handbook can be found here

Click here to access Placements