Welcome to the Land Down Under!!!
Come and experience life as an Australian medical student, as you spend time on the wards, scrub in for theatre, and practice all your procedural techniques from cannulation to ventilation!
Local Committees are available in both Melbourne and Perth.
Recently rated yet again the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne will not disappoint. Home to the Australian Tennis Open, you will enjoy every moment in this city. Close to the surfing beaches, Torque and Bells Beach, there is plenty to do when you're not in the hospital.
Boasting a spectacular coastal lifestyle, there is much to see and do in Perth outside your dedicated hospital hours. Visit the zoo, walk Perth's hiking tracks, and experience life out west, where the sun sets the best!!!
Australia has excellent medical care both in the private and public sectors. public health services are often just as good as private, however private patients are able to choose their treating doctor, and will usually have shorter waiting times.
The University of Western Australia has an undergraduate degree for medical students.
Both medical schools offer great local and rural opportunities for medical students to practice their clinical skills as well as get involved in fantastic extra-curricular activities, causes, and organisations.
Perth also has a vast array of transport services available :)
Australia is a very laid back country. It is very common for the Doctors to prefer to be called by their first name. Always address them as Doctor initially and they will usually correct you and ask you to call them by their first name.
Australians enjoy wearing casual attire on the weekends and have different names for things, such as "thongs" for sandals. Make sure to check up on Aussie slang before arriving!