The purpose of the Optional Observership and Elective program is to provide medical students with an avenue to gain additional clinical or research experience during the MD Program. Approved students undertaking an Optional Observership or Elective placement are covered by UQ's travel, public liability and indemnity insurance. The placement will not be noted on the students' academic record. Optional Observerships and Electives are not a compulsory component of the MD curriculum and students are not assessed during their placement.