Year 3 students are required to submit their preferences for clinical sites. General information about the process can be found here.

Preferencing guides

Students can access an online step by step process for submitting their preferences for their 2017 allocations.Please click on the relevant link below to get advice on how to preference:

Special consideration

In certain circumstances, students may seek to be assigned to a placement by the Faculty in a manner separate to the usual method of Phase 2 placement allocation, and that takes into account specific circumstances that may otherwise impact on the ability of the student to undertake placements in a specific site or order. This is known as Special Consideration. All applications for Special Consideration must be supported by evidence, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and will be made at the sole discretion of the Faculty.

Students who meet one or more of the categories outlined below may, upon application, be afforded Special Consideration during the Phase 2 Allocation Process:

  1. Have a medical condition requiring specialised treatment or care that is only available at a designated location. Students must provide evidence (for example, a medical certificate) to support their application.
  2. Have a medical condition which amounts to a temporary disability, and that their condition cannot be properly supported at a specific Clinical Unit.
  3. Have an approved UQ Student Access Plan (SAP) that will impact on their ability to undertake one or more placements.  Students should indicate that they have such a current SAP in place.  This will be confirmed by the Course Coordinator(s).  No personal details or information will be disclosed or requested.
  4. Be recognised under PPL 3.50.07 Programs and Assessment for Elite Athletes.
  5. Have principal/primary carer responsibilities
  6. Be undertaking a Research Higher Degree at UQ in accordance with the program rules relating to concurrent enrolment in a Research Higher Degree.
  7. Students are required to supply evidence that they have been approved, or have applied, to undertake an away placement during a defined clinical placement period.
  8. Expect to apply, have applied, or have been approved to undertake an international medical licensing examination.

Special consideration will close 10th June 2018

Apply for special consideration  

Allocation swaps

Students are permitted to submit a one only request to swap their allocations with another student during the specified swap period. Part swaps are not permitted. Students are required to swap entire rotation order and/or location when submitting a request. 

Before submitting a request to swap students should ensure that they have read the relevant section in the Allocation guidelines.

We are aware that individual circumstances can change during the year and outside of any designated swap period.  For this students can submit a request for Late Special Consideration.  Applications will be considered in line with the Allocation guidelines for special consideration.

Students must complete the following swap form :

Swap Request Application Form

The form should be completed by one of the students only and both students will receive a copy of the request to their official UQ student emails.

Due to specific site requirements, students wishing to swap O&G and currently allocated to either QEII or Wesley can only swap with a student of the same gender.

Swaps must be pre-arranged between students.  The Phase II team cannot assist in finding a swap for students.

Year 4 North American onshore International students may swap their entire Rotation Order outside their allocated hospital site/Region with students of the same cohort or domestic students, in order to facilitate sitting the MCCEEE and USMLE examinations.  We are not able to guarantee fulfilment of any request.

Medicine in Society rotation

This information is only valid for your Medicine in Society Rotation.

Medicine in Society: Stream A - Rural and Remote Medicine is only available to domestic students and is focused on clinical practice in the rural context.

Medicine in Society: Stream B - International Rural and Remote Medicine is only open to international students.