Each year UQ welcomes more than 90 onshore international medical students to our program. These students bring new ideas, creativity and experiences to our classrooms both on campus and in hospitals. 

A large number of our onshore international medical graduates choose to remain in Australia for their internship training. Over the last three years, 83% have continued their medical training in Australia.

Between 2018-2020:

212 onshore international medical students secured internships in Queensland
56% secured internships in rural locations
44% secured internships in metropolitan locations

Australian Internships 

UQ had 81 onshore international students who graduated in 2019. 83% of UQ onshore international 2019 graduates obtained an internship in an Australian hospital in 2020, and 97% of these internships were in Queensland. Of the onshore international graduates who obtained internships in Queensland, 60% were in rural locations.

Locations

Brisbane

  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Surrounds

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • Redland Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Rural 

  • Bundaberg Hospital
  • Cairns Hospital
  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Mackay Hospital
  • Rockhampton Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital

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A number of international onshore graduates each year secure internships after the main allocations are completed by Queensland Health. Therefore some graduates for whom we have confirmed registration in Australia, and are counted in our internship numbers, may have obtained internships in hospitals not listed here.

Australian Internships

UQ had 96 onshore international students who graduated in 2018. 91% of UQ onshore international 2018 graduates obtained an internship in an Australian hospital in 2019, and 99% of these internships were in Queensland. Of the onshore international graduates who obtained internships in Queensland, 59% were in rural locations.

Locations

Brisbane

  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital

Surrounds

  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Rural 

  • Bundaberg Hospital
  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Mackay Hospital
  • Mater Health Services North Qld - Townsville (Private Hospital Stream)
  • Rockhampton Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital

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A number of international onshore graduates each year secure internships after the main allocations are completed by Queensland Health. Therefore some graduates for whom we have confirmed registration in Australia, and are counted in our internship numbers, may have obtained internships in hospitals not listed here.

Australian Internships

UQ had 86 onshore international students who graduated in 2017. 79% of the UQ onshore international 2017 graduates obtained an internship in an Australian hospital in 2018, and 90% of these internships were in Queensland. Of the onshore international graduates who obtained internships in Queensland, 49% were in rural locations.

Locations

Brisbane

  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Mater Health Services
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital

Surrounds

  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Rural 

  • Cairns Hospital
  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Mackay Hospital
  • Rockhampton Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital

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A number of international onshore graduates each year secure internships after the main allocations are completed by Queensland Health. Therefore some graduates for whom we have confirmed registration in Australia, and are counted in our internship numbers, may have obtained internships in hospitals not listed here.