Undergraduate Medical Students

Undergraduate medical students have the opportunity to undertake Clinical Electives at Epworth HealthCare as part of their medical training. We have medical student rotations from the University of Melbourne and Monash University.


There are clinical elective placements in a variety of specialties across Epworth sites. Clinical Electives at Epworth allow students to explore a chosen medical or surgical discipline, in a setting different from that of their primary training. Clinical Electives are supervised by specialists in a range of disciplines. Students may have the opportunity to attend ward rounds, tutorials, lectures, operations, and to interview and examine patients (subject to variation according to the selected discipline).


The undergraduate medical student teaching program is coordinated by the Director of Medical Education, with the assistance of the Medical Student Coordinator and Epworth's Professors of Rehabilitation Medicine, Medicine and Surgery.



Our Education Facilities


As Epworth continues its teaching initiative and investing in excellence, we are introducing state-of-the-art education facilities at our hospitals. This includes purpose-built Simulation Precincts such as tutorial rooms, student lounge/ library, simulated theatres and ward environments.

This innovation will not only change the face of clinical education in the healthcare system in Victoria, it will also further promote collaboration between teaching, research and clinical care across a variety of disciplines.


For further information about the Simulation Precinct project, please visit our Simulation Education home page.