MD Elective (MDMP5409)


The Elective Term offers students an opportunity to undertake supervised experience in clinical work, community medicine or research, locally, interstate or anywhere in the world. It is an opportunity to prepare for a particular career direction, explore different experiences or enhance skills in particular areas of a student's own choice. Students usually organise their own Elective Terms but if advice or assistance is needed students can contact the Head of their Clinical School, the Director of Elective Studies or the Elective Administrative Officer in the Office of Medical Education.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Undertaken in an environment approved by the Academic Elective Coordinator.


Submission of a reflective essay on the elective experience.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224 and MDMP5225

Additional Information

Students must obtain approval to undertake an elective from the Head of their Clinical School and the Director of Elective Studies who has the role of advising, counselling and directing students in their applications and approving Electives.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.