Melbourne Medical School's Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School

The Melbourne Medical School Doctor of Medicine (MD) has been designed to train doctors who have the skills, attributes, passion and competency to make a positive and immediate contribution to health locally and internationally. Integral to students’ study is the teaching and clinical training they will experience at the University of Melbourne’s clinical schools located in affiliated teaching hospitals.

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Each of Melbourne’s clinical schools offers students a unique experience, whilst delivering the same MD curriculum to provide a first-class medical education.

Melbourne Medical School Clinical School Zone Preferences

Applicants invited to a multi-mini interview (MMI) for a place in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program will be asked to identify their preference for a particular Clinical School region and whether they are interested in being selected to a particular rural cohort.

Students are allocated to one of these clinical schools for the final three years of the course. Acceptance of a place in the medical course indicates acceptance of subsequent clinical school placement.

Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Clinical School

Melbourne MD students at the RMH Clinical School will be trained in Australia’s busiest hospital, under the guidance of internationally-leading health teachers, practitioners and clinical researchers.

RMH is a tertiary teaching referral hospital providing specialist and general medical and surgical services, including cardiac, neuroscience, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, dermatology and oncology, as well providing a major trauma service and Victorian Infectious Diseases Service.

Students at the RMH Clinical School have the opportunity to learn about clinical practice and research including endocrinology, neuroscience, neuropharmacology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, cardiology, surgery, cancer biology and treatment, trauma, medical imaging, clinical epidemiology and psychiatry. They also have the opportunity to work alongside leading University of Melbourne clinicians and scientists.

Fast Facts
  • RMH is co-located with the new Women’s Hospital
  • The hospital is home to a number of state-wide referral services including the Victorian Infectious Disease Service (VIDS) and the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre
  • RMH Royal Park Campus offers services such as the Wound Management Clinic, Amputee Clinic and the Neurology Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Surrounded by leading research institutes including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Melbourne Brain Centre and the soon to be completed Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Peter Doherty centre
  • Students have access to a large and well-equipped student lounge, and a full range of IT facilities and amenities
  • The Clinical School utilises the latest technologies, including interactive whiteboards, recording software and audience response systems
  • Access to MEL, Melbourne Health’s Medical Education eLearning platform, providing access to valuable hospital resources unavailable elsewhere
FAQs
Where is the RMH Clinical School located and how do I get there?

The RMH Clinical School is situated close to the University of Melbourne and the internationally renowned Parkville precinct. Parkville is one of the most highly concentrated precincts of biomedical research in the world. The hospital is just north of the CBD and is accessible via a variety of public transport.

Boasting beautiful parklands, sporting facilities and the famous Queen Victoria Market, Parkville is the perfect environment for a fulfilling student life. The area includes affordable student living right in the heart of the city and is close to outstanding restaurants, cafés and nightlife.

What can I expect to be doing day-to-day?

RMH students attend lectures and interactive seminars in large groups, and practise procedural and clinical skills in smaller groups. They rotate throughout the year to various units within the hospital where they have the opportunity to shadow doctors and speak with and examine patients.

RMH Clinical School fosters a culture of independence and discovery in line with the values of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. It is a perfect place for proactive and committed students to find the freedom to learn. To accompany this, the RMH Clinical School has one of the largest and most experienced staff pools, offering a reliable support base for any concerns students may have. The approachable and helpful nature of the RMH staff creates an outstanding supportive environment that guides our students through their course.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2014


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