Teaching & Learning
International Experiences for Sydney Medical Program
The Office for Global Health (OGH) is committed to internationalising our approaches to teaching and learning. One way in which we aim to achieve this objective is by providing opportunities for students to develop their understanding of global health issues within the Sydney Medical Program (SMP). Many students choose to organise their own international experiences. However, the placements on this website are faculty-developed and considered to be an important part of the student mobility component of our key partnerships.
Details of the placements, pre-requisites, how to apply and previous students’ Impressions can be found on this site. Please refer to these carefully.
NB: Outside these OGH placements, the Sydney Medical Program also has special arrangements allowing international students to undertake some of their training in their home country. International students should consult the SMP website about that policy. It is possible for international students to be successful in gaining an OGH placement which happens to coincide in their home country but this cannot be guaranteed. All student applications are treated equally for the OGH placements and are assessed on the criteria outlined on this website (which does not include nationality).
The Dean’s Scholarship Program and other opportunities for financial assistance
There are numerous scholarships and prizes that students can apply for to assist financially in undertaking an international experience. Details are listed at http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/current-students/costs-assistance/scholarships-prizes/index.php
NB: ALL Students wishing to apply for the Dean’s Scholarship Fund, the Technion Scholarship and/or the Carl Jackson Scholarship should apply at the same time as the OGH placements. The same application form should also be used. The OGH placement and some of the scholarship application processes have been merged and streamlined to minimise workload for students and staff. Outcomes of the application process will be forwarded to the scholarships committee for consideration (usually by mid-year). It is a condition of award that students applying for OGH placements should only do so if they are confident of self-funding.
For detailed information see the following:
International placements student blog
We often get information from around the world about places that are willing to host our students and have set up a blog as a bulletin board for students to get information about these opportunities. Students who are organising their own placements outside the formal OGH program should feel free to contact the relevant people abroad with their enquiries.
Visit the blog at http://smsintopp.blogspot.com.au/