2020/21 Elective Term

Students in the Sydney Medical Program (SMP) are required to complete an Elective Term in Stage 3. Many students choose to complete this overseas, arranging a placement that suits their interests. The Faculty of Medicine and Health's Office for Global Health (OGH) encourages our students to be an important part of our key relationships and as such has established an international placement program with many of our international partners. These consist of a 4–8 week clinical placements during the fixed elective term and must be applied for according to the process outlined on this website.

Students participating in this program will be asked to contribute to building our relationship with the relevant host institution and may be required to provide reports, give presentations or become involved in relevant projects. In addition, you will be encouraged to liaise with students visiting Sydney Medical School under reciprocal arrangements.

Canvas has detailed policies and procedures concerning the elective term and all students must meet the faculty requirements. Please plan ahead and participate actively in the activities of the OGH and the student group GlobalHOME to learn more about available opportunities.


·        - There are limited placements at each site, therefore not all applicants will be allocated a placement.

          - By participating in this process, students are expected to accept placement offered, if successful.