Broaden your horizons and learning experiences by undertaking your electives and core clinical placements overseas.

You'll gain exposure to clinical and cultural experiences not commonly experienced in Australia. 

From the hills of Nepal to the heart of Europe, UQ Medicine has partnered with organisations around the world to give our medical students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experiences that can't be bought. 

You can complete an overseas placement for your Year 1 Observership or during Phase 2 for a placement. UQ Medicine also offers competitive group clinical Study Tours in Year 1.

Or, if you've completed year 2 of your medical degree, and you're keen to set yourself apart from the crowd, consider undertaking an optional elective in one of your timetabled breaks. Optional electives do not earn you credit towards your medical degree, but they are a great opportunity to boost your clinical training and to add a valuable life experience to your curriculum vitae.

In addition to UQ Medicine's partners opportunities may exist with other organisations that have signed a UQ Overarching Student Placement Agreement (N.B. a fee may be charged for these placements). 

A guide to working aborad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors. 

Choose an international placement with one of our partners

Our UQ Medicine partners offer multiple places free of charge every year. Many of UQ partners do not require a Student Placement Agreement (SPA) making the application process easy.

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VSLO (Visiting Student Learning Opportunities)

The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program allows you to search and apply for clinical, research, and public health opportunities in the VSLO Application Service (VSAS). You will have access to many resources, cross-cultural tools, and information on engaging in a global health experience. 

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