The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Clinical School coordinates medical elective requests from Australian and overseas medical students in addition to teaching medical students from the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne's Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School works in partnership with the RMH to coordinate all incoming medical student elective placements.

Our placements are only available to actively enrolled medical students who are in the final 2 years of their medical degree. The length of electives are a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks.

We do not offer electives in paediatrics, obstetrics or gynaecology placements. For information on these placements, see the University of Melbourne Medical School Clinical Elective website.

Current status of elective placements

Elective applications for 2024

Due to the high number of applications, elective applications are currently closed while we work through the applications we’ve received.

We expect that the elective applications will re-open in the coming weeks. Please monitor this page for updates.

Important documents

The RMH Medical Elective information guide (948KB - pdf document)
Please read this information carefully before applying for an elective placement at the RMH.
Contact us
RMH Clinical School
(03) 9342 3107
The RMH Parkville
Ground Level North
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 31 May 2023