Education at UnitingCare Health
The UnitingCare Health Clinical School (UCHCS) assists visiting students with medical elective placements. UCHCS defines visiting students as those who are seeking to enrol in medical elective placements while they are enrolled at another institution within Queensland, interstate, or external to Australia. UCHCS takes care of all placements at The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital.
The placements are available for electives only and are not to be considered as an intricate assessed placement. UCHCS may extend opportunities for visiting students to attend tutorials, but will not provide summative assessment or formal teaching sessions for your approved elective placement.
We offer placements in a wide range of medical and surgical disciplines and will try to accommodate your first preference where possible. Please note that there is a non-refundable enquiry fee of AUD $150 (+GST) and a non-refundable placement fee of AUD $500. UCHCS cannot guarantee the availability of clinical placements.
The UnitingCare Health Clinical School provides education in a wide array of disciplines, including:
- General Medicine
- Women's Health
- Mental Health
- Aged care and Cancer care
- Palliative care
- Critical care
Amongst the 288 tutors, The UnitingCare Health Clinical School has 9 leads in the following areas of speciality:
- 2 General Medicine Leads
- 2 Surgery Leads
- 1 Women's Health Lead
- 2 Paediatric Leads
- 1 Critical Care Lead
- 1 Interdisciplinary Lead
There are also 2 Clinical Sub Deans.
For more information, please contact Head of UnitingCare Health Clinical School Dr John Allan
, or Barry Peacock
, Senior Medical Education Coordinator.
My name is Oluwayemi Omotoso and I recently graduated from Medicine at The University of Queensland.
I was unsure about doing my rotations in a private hospital having done them for a year in the public system, but I am glad I did.
I had the opportunity to do two rotations at The Wesley Hospital in my final year and I absolutely loved it. The consultants were willing to teach and the best thing about the teaching experience for me was that I was not in competition with any registrar or resident or medical student. I was able to learn at the feet of the consultant directly. You can’t get that at a public hospital most of the time.