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Outgoing University of Sydney ELECTIVE students to McMaster University

Number of places: Up to four University of Sydney students in their fixed elective term will be nominated to represent the Faculty under this scheme.

Institution: General information about McMaster can be found here
Information about available electives at McMaster can be found on their website at

We suggest you read the Impressions section of this site to learn about the experiences of previous students.

Duration: Placements are four weeks in duration and the best months for these are January and February.

Other: Tuition fees are waived under the agreement. Travel and living expenses must be borne by students & students will need to find their own accommodation.

Applying: Please consult these pages for details on applying for a placement and scholarship support.

Applications are open to all students regardless of clinical school and country of origin.

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 enquiries contact us.

Incoming McMaster students to University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is a partner in the McMaster elective exchange program. During 2009, the University of Sydney hosted McMaster student Rebecca Skillen at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where most of our McMaster students will be hosted. In 2010 Regine Krechowicz was with us and Marina Aptekman in 2011. During 2012 we are expecting Lisa Fu and Emma Mazurek.

Students interested in a particular sub-speciality should indicate their preferences and every attempt will be made to accommodate these.

It is suggested that interested students from McMaster should browse through the following websites to become familiar with the city of Sydney and the Sydney Medical School.

Information about Australia’s Health can be found at

We also have some Impressions from students of their experiences in Sydney.

Please consult the visitor’s guide on the Office for Global Health web pages for useful information about living in Sydney.

McMaster students wanting to apply for an elective placement at University of Sydney should contact:
Doreen Reeve
Electives Coordinator
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext 22670
Fax: 905-546-0349