The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital with a long and proud commitment to providing quality educational experiences for our future health care providers.

We work closely with universities that train health professionals. You may be asked if you would be willing to let a student examine you or ask you some questions.

You may also be invited to participate in one of the hospital’s research projects. If you agree, all information you provide will remain strictly confidential.

You are under no obligation to participate in either teaching or research. Please feel free to refuse but we hope that you will agree, as your participation is an important contribution towards students' education and an investment in everyone's future health care.

Whether you agree or refuse, it will have no effect on the treatment and care you receive.