Australia
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Australia AMSA-Australia
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
English
English
(GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Australian dollar
SCOPE Active
Australia (AMSA) - Melbourne, University of Melbourne
Australia (AMSA) - Perth, University of Western Australia

15 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
https://www.amsa.org.au/
NEOs
Anne Jian
Megan Smith-Uffen
NOREs
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WELCOME NOTE

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.

OVERVIEW
Melbourne:

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.  

Perth:

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!!!

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Australia has a government funded Medicare system

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.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
The University of Melbourne medical school is a post-graduate degree. 

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.
TRANSPORTATION
Melbourne has an efficient tram system.

Perth also has a vast array of transport services available :)
SOCIAL PROGRAM
The Melbourne LC offers a social program for exchange students to meet other students. There will always be events, such as barbeques, dinners, and parties that the medical society run; the LEO will keep students up to date on when these are happening.

The LC in Perth is also a very hospitable committee and they will look after you, show you around the city and maybe organise a dinner or two.
MUST SEE
On weekends, some must see adventures would include: going diving or snorkeling in the reef up north, seeing a show in the city, getting lost in all the world-renowned coffee shops, and hiking beautiful trails.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

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!

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please do not forget to talk to your Embassy regarding an Australian Visa. This is very important for visitors!!!! Most students with IFMSA Exchange program come over with a tourist visa. Please confirm with your local ambassy.

Read more about it here.