International experiences

Students in the Sydney Medical Program are required to complete an ILA in Stage 1 and an Elective Term in Stage 3 of their studies. Many students choose to complete this overseas, arranging a placement that suits their interests. The Sydney Medical School’s Office for Global Health 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 or research placement 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.

The Sydney Medical Program website has detailed policies and procedures concerning the elective term and all students must meet the faculty requirements by referring to the website. Please plan ahead and participate actively in the activities of the Office for Global Health and the student group Global Home to learn more about available opportunities. Note that students enrolled in Honours are required to complete their Honours during the fixed elective term period and should consult the Honours policy when planning their elective placement.

International experiences offered

Cambodia - University of Health Science
Open to all SMS medical students

Canada - McMaster University
Open to Stage 3 only

Chile - Institute of Studies in Social and Intercultural Health and Equity
Open to all SMS medical students

China - Fudan Medical School
Open to all SMS medical students

China - Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing
Open to all SMS medical students

China - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Open to all SMS medical students

France - Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Open to Stage 3 only

Germany - Technische Universität Dresden
Open to Stage 3 only

India - CMC Vellore
Open to all SMS medical students

India - DMIMS
Open to all SMS medical students

Indonesia - University of Gadjah Mada
Open to all SMS medical students

Israel - Technion University
Open to Stage 3 only

Micronesia - FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs
Open to Stage 3 only

Nepal - Patan Academy of Health Sciences
Open to all SMS medical students

Niue - Department of Health
Open to Stage 3 only

Singapore - National University of Singapore
Open to all SMS medical students

Sweden - Karolinska Institute
Open to Stage 3 only

Thailand - Chulalongkorn Medical School, Bangkok
Open to all SMS medical students

Timor-Leste
Open to all SMS medical students

Tonga - Ministry of Health
Open to Stage 3 only

USA - Columbia University
Open to Stage 3 only

USA - Weill Cornell Medical College
Open to Stage 3 only

Uganda - Makerere University
Open to Stage 3 only

Vietnam - Hoc Mai Foundation
Open to all SMS medical students