International experiences

Students in the Sydney Medical Program are required to complete an Elective Term in Stage 3 of their studies and those in Stages 1 and 2 can undertake an optional extra-mural during the year-end break. 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


ARGENTINA
Universidad Austral

Open to Stage 3 only


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 & Intercultural Health & Equity
Open to all SMS medical students


CHINA
Fudan Medical School

Open to all SMS medical students


CHINA
Peking University Health Science Centre

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


FRANCE
Université Descartes (Paris 5)

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


LAOS
University of Health Sciences

Open to Stage 3 only


MICRONESIA
FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs

Open to Stage 3 only


MYANMAR
University of Medicine Magway

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


SPAIN TBA


SWEDEN
Uppsala University

Open to Stage 3 only


SWEDEN
Karolinska Institute

Open to Stage 3 only


THAILAND
Chulalongkorn Medical School, Bangkok

Open to all SMS medical students


THAILAND
Mahidol University

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


ZAMBIA
Open to Stage 3 only



Contact us

For general enquiries for University of Sydney students contact:

Fiona Thien
Administrator, International Relations
Office for Global Health
Sydney Medical School
Email: