Electives - Specialties available

Thank you for considering Concord Repatriation General Hospital for your upcoming elective placement.

Applications for 2018 are closed, we are currently accepting applications for placements in 2019. All initial application enquiries MUST go via the Clinical School Elective Coordinator - concord.electives@sydney.edu.au. Students must not apply directly to a potential supervisor. Even if a supervisor agrees they can accommodate a student this is often not the case, as the Department may have other elective students or USYD students booked in at that time of which the Supervisor is unaware.

Concord Repatriation General Hospital (CRGH) is situated on a peninsula between Brays Bay and Yaralla Bay on the Parramatta River, 15 Km from the main University campus.

The hospital was originally established to care for veterans and their families but has had a community role since 1974. In 1993, it was incorporated into the Central Sydney Area Health Service as a tertiary referral hospital within the network controlled by the NSW Health Department, allowing the hospital to enhance its services for the general non-veteran population. CRGH is a multi-specialist hospital which consists of 750 beds covering most specialties. In addition to its tertiary referral function, the hospital serves the local area and has strong links with local practices.

The hospital is committed to teaching and research, and for many years has been one of the most sought-after hospitals for junior medical officer and registrar appointments. The hospital has a particularly strong commitment to integrated, inter-disciplinary teaching at all levels.

One of the special research focuses of CRGH is the ANZAC Research Foundation, whose theme is "Disorders of Lifestyle and Ageing" with active programs such as in the neurodegenerative processes associated with ageing.

The Sports Medicine Institute focuses on research, treatment and rehabilitation of sporting and exercise injuries, and provides training opportunities, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in sports medicine.

Many units provide opportunities for research at Concord, notably geriatric medicine, molecular genetics, respiratory medicine, colorectal surgery, cardiology, immunology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, psychiatry, vascular surgery, neurology and renal medicine.

Student teaching facilities have been extensively enhanced with purpose-built problem-based learning rooms, small lecture rooms, a clinical skills centre, a pathology museum and large library co-located in the Concord Hospital Education Centre. Student facilities include a computer room, common room, kitchen, study area and pool table. In addition, there are tennis courts on the hospital site.

The hospital can be accessed by train from the city and bus from Strathfield train station (bus no.458 or 461 in the direction of Ryde) or Rhodes train station (458 in the direction of Burwood). It is also possible to walk through the park (12 minutes) from Rhodes train station. There is more information available on transport at www.sydneytransport.net.au. Street directories are available at www.whitepages.com.au. Detailed maps and public transport information are available on request.

For more information about the hospital, please refer to the website of the
Concord Repatriation General Hospital.

Please make sure the specialty is available before you apply. Only one elective student is permitted per department.

Elective placements are only available from February to November (no elective placements are available during the months of January or December).

We offer placements from 4 to 16 weeks. Placements are for a minimum duration of 4 weeks in each department. International students are responsible for organising their own visas.

Medicine Surgery
Anatomical Pathology Anaesthetics
Cardiology Colorectal Surgery
Dermatology ENT Surgery
Drug & Alcohol General/Breast-Endocrine Surgery
*Emergency Medicine Concord Hospital General/Upper GI Surgery
*Emergency Medicine Canterbury Hospital Plastic Surgery
Endocrinology Ophthalmology Surgery
Gastroenterology Orthopaedic Surgery
Geriatrics Urology Surgery
Immunology Vascular Surgery
Infectious Diseases  
Nuclear Medicine  

* The Emergency Department at Concord Hospital deals mainly with acute medicine. There is limited trauma. Accident and Emergency is also available at Canterbury Hospital.