National Paediatric Hospital

Outgoing University of Sydney medical students to Cambodia

Number of places: Up to two University of Sydney students will be nominated to represent the Faculty under this scheme.

Institution: These placements are coordinated by the National Paediatric Hospital (a teaching hospital for our partner the University of Health Sciences) in Phnom Penh.

They may also be opportunities to link with other organisations in other parts of Cambodia that we have less formal links with. For example; Angkor Hospital for Children and New Hope Cambodia in Siem Reap.

Students wishing to arrange their own electives in Cambodia are free to do so.

Language: Students applying to go to Cambodia under this program should consider undertaking some language training in Khmer. Some language competency would be helpful for your placement but not essential. Information on language courses available through the University of Sydney can be found at our Resources pages.

Duration: These placements are usually for four–eight weeks,.

Other: As with many developing countries, Cambodian placements may change at short notice and students need to be very flexible.

Students will need to fund their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Please refer to the Impressions section of this site for student experiences from previous years. We will add to the Impressions section of this site as student stories are submitted. Interested students are advised to check this section for updates.

Applying: Please consult these pages for details on applying for a placement and scholarship support. Elective students interested in a Cambodian placement can also apply for the Dr Carl Richard Jackson Scholarship.

Resources: Our resources pages provide some valuable material on your health and safety and on some of the medical conditions and environments you may come across while on placement.

For further enquries contact us.