To help you stay safe and get the most out of your international experience, we have collated here a number of resources. They include some health information on the country to which you are going and links to the DFAT Travel Advisory.
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On this page
- A guide to working abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors
- Learning more about the country you are going to
- Learning a little about conditions you may see for the first time on your international experience
- Staying safe
- Learn a little of the language
- Ethics and professionalism whilst overseas
These MJA guides provide information on everything that travelling students or junior doctors need to make their placement a success.
- A Guide to Working Abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors
- International medical electives undertaken by Australian medical students: current trends and future directions (PDF)
- Country, Economy and Regional information
These pages include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries and economies.
- WHO Health Statistics
These pages take you to some headline health statistics for the country you are travelling to.
- Millennium Development Goals
Take a look at the progress towards the MDGs for the country you are travelling to.
- The Lancet - The Millennium Development Goals
- The Lancet - China: Health System Reform in China
- The Lancet - India - Towards universal health coverage
- The Lancet - Health in South-east Asia
- The Lancet - Latin America
- Non-communicable diseases in SE Asia - Lancet (PDF)
- Maternal-child health in SE Asia - Lancet (PDF)
- Health in SE Asia - Lancet (PDF)
- Health care systems in SE Asia - Lancet (PDF)
- The Lancet - Malaria
- The Lancet - Malaria Elimination
- The Lancet - Neglected Tropical Diseases
- DFAT’s Smartraveller site
This link takes you to DFAT’s up to date advice on staying safe overseas.
- Travel smart tips
This link takes you to a booklet provided by DFAT providing tips on travelling safely. It also provides a list of the Australian Embassies and Consulates overseas.
- Travel health
This Department of health and Ageing website provides advice on travel health.
Going to your international experience with a few words of the language will add to your experience and the interaction you will have with your patients and hosts. Here are some links to places where you can learn a little of the language before you go.
- The University of Sydney Continuing Education Centre offers classes in a huge range of languages, including French, German, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
In addition, you can find language classes via these organisations:
- Mandarin Chinese
The University of Sydney Confucius Institute