Students are eligible to complete up to three (3) clinical placements during Phase 2 at a non-UQ location.  In addition to these, students are able to complete the Personalised Learning Course (elective) at a non-UQ location.

Every institution has specific criterion that students must meet before undertaking a medical placement. Students must ensure that they can comply with all requirements before applying, as significant costs could occur. The Faculty of Medicine can assist in certain aspects of host institution requirements, but the responsibility remains with the student. 

Approved disciplines for non-pre-approved locations in 2018


Important note for students on placement selection

  • Students are advised NOT to make any travel arrangements until the final approval has been granted.
  • Students are responsible for contacting any proposed teaching institution and for seeking agreement that a teaching program will be available consistent with the published Learning Objectives and Goals.
  • Students are required to establish that supervision will be provided.
  • UQ students are covered for Travel insurance while undertaking placements at non-UQ locations.The Student Administration team will advise the student of the relevant forms to complete prior to the rotation to be covered for UQ's insurance.

Locations

The below table lists sites with current overarching agreements.  No further legal negotiations or Student Placement Agreement (SPA) is necessary, however students must follow the standard application and approval procedure.

Institution
Country
AIC Kijabe Hospital Kenya
Baylor University Texas, United States
Changi General Hospital Singapore
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Arizona, United States
Dalhousie University Canada
Epworth Healthcare Australia
Freeman Hospital United Kingdom
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre Canada
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts, United States
Hue Central Hospital Vietnam
Hunter New England Local Health District Australia
Icahn School of Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital New York, United States
Imperial College London United Kingdom
Johns Hopkins University  Maryland, United States
Kelowna General Hospital Canada
Leicester General Hospital United Kingdom
Lennox Hill Hospital New York, United States
Louisiana State University Louisiana, United States
Lund University Sweden
Maastricht University Netherlands
Mackay Rehabilitation Hospital Australia
Manipal University India
Mayo Clinic Maryland/Florida/Arizona United States
McGill University - only for students who are eligible to do residency in Canada and in their final year of medical studies Canada
Mercy Hospital Missouri, United States
Michael Garron Hospital/Toronto East General Canada
Monash Health Australia
Mountain Family Health Centers Colorado, United States
National Kidney Foundation Singapore
Newcastle University United Kingdom
Northern Ontario School of Medicine Canada
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation South Africa
Papworth Hospital United Kingdom
Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom
QSports Brisbane, Australia
Ravine Medical Centre Canada
Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) Canada
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital California, United States
Seoul National University College of Medicine South Korea
Singapore General Hospital Singapore
St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba, Australia
Summa Health Ohio, United States
Synergy Medical Clinic Canada
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore
University Medical Centre Groningen Netherlands
University of Adelaide Australia
University of Auckland New Zealand
University of British Columbia Canada
University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
University of Glasgow Medical School United Kingdom
University of Melbourne Australia
University of New South Wales Australia
University of Otago New Zealand
University of Ottawa Rady Faculty of Health Science Canada
University of Texas Health Science Centre Texas, United States
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Canada
University of Witwatersrand (Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital) South Africa
Western University Schulich School of Medicine Canada
Whistler Medical Clinic Canada

Important note on the Student Placement Agreement

The student placement agreement, or other contract is a UQ requirement for students to undertake a clinical placement. In prior years, students have sourced these agreements themselves. The Faculty of Medicine will arrange each SPA on behalf of students applying for an away rotation. Please note that an application for an away rotation will not be approved until a relevant SPA has been fully executed. 

NOTE: The University of Queensland, with the help of the Faculty of Medicine has recently adopted the AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement as a standard UQ document. Students are encouraged to seek placements at institutions that have also adopted this template. The purpose of the AAMC template agreement is for contract negotiations to be more simplified between the Host and the Home institution when arranging student placements. 

 

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Eligibility

Student’s eligibility to undertake an away placement will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
1) Previous away placements - students are eligible to take up to three (3) clinical placements (or part thereof) at a non-UQ location within Phase 2 of the program. This does not include the Personalised Learning Course (elective) placement
2) Grade Point Average (GPA) - a cumulative program GPA of 4.5 at the time of application, with a subsequent check prior to the start of the clinical placement
3) Previous Misconduct –students must not have any findings of misconduct at the time of application, with a subsequent check prior to undertaking placement
 
Students are required to meet the above criteria and subsequent checks prior to the placement commencement.  Failure to maintain adequate GPA and conduct, will result in the withdrawal of placement approval.  
 

Academic Approval

Academic approval to undertake an Away Clinical Placement is at the discretion of the course coordinator(s).  Each application is assessed on the information supplied by the student.

Students are required to establish that the learning opportunities and supervision meet the published Learning Objectives as per the Electronic Course Profile (ECP). 

Student Placement Agreements

The student placement agreement, or other contract is a UQ requirement for students to undertake a clinical placement.  The Faculty of Medicine will arrange each SPA on behalf of students applying for an away placement. Please note that an application for an away placement will not be approved until a relevant SPA has been fully executed. See more information about Student Placement Agreements 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted no later than 12 weeks prior to the start of the rotation to be taken away. 

Students must submit the following:

  • Application form for away rotation.
  • Confirmation of placement from the host institution in the form of a Letter of Acceptance. The letter must be on letterhead and signed by the supervising consultant.
  • Weekly timetable of activities to be undertaken during placement, or other evidence of the course and/or placement learning. 
  • Additional documentation as required by the relevant discipline. 
Additional supporting documents

Sometimes, placement providers require additional documents to support a placement. These may include:

  • A 'Letter of Good Standing' - contact the Clinical Placements (med.placements@uq.edu.au) team for the relevant documentation.
  • Centrelink letters - these can be provided to students by emailing the Clinical Placements team (med.placements@uq.edu.au).
  • Home school verifications from overseas insitutions contact the Clinical Placements team (med.clinicaladmin@uq.edu.au).

Approval deadlines

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis; however, applications must be received no later than 12 weeks prior to the start of the rotation to be taken away.

Rotation Dates

Application Deadline

Rotation 1 (8 January 2018 - 2 March 2018)

16 October 2017

Rotation 2 (12 March 2018 - 4 May 2018)

18 December 2017

Rotation 3 (14 May 2018 - 6 July 2018)

19 February 2018

Rotation 4 (16 July 2018 - 7 September 2018)

23 April 2018

Rotation 5 (17 September 2018 - 9 November 2018)

25 June 2018

Student Placement Agreements 

Important note on the Student Placement Agreement

The student placement agreement, or other contract is a UQ requirement for students to undertake a clinical placement. In prior years, students have sourced these agreements themselves. The Faculty of Medicine will arrange each SPA on behalf of students applying for an away rotation. Please note that an application for an away rotation will not be approved until a relevant SPA has been fully executed. 

NOTE: The University of Queensland, with the help of the Faculty of Medicine has recently adopted the AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement as a standard UQ document. Students are encouraged to seek placements at institutions that have also adopted this template. The purpose of the AAMC template agreement is for contract negotiations to be more simplified between the Host and the Home institution when arranging student placements.