• Please ensure that you’ve read all Clerkship information before you start your application and that you have the correct supporting documents.

    1. Read the Areas of Study page for the available start dates at our Hospitals sites.
    2. Submit an initial online application with all your contact details, requested dates and specialisation/discipline preferences.
    3. You will receive an acknowledgement email that includes link to an application (pdf form) to download. The application form must be completed, signed and stamped by your medical school.
    4. Pay the AUD$100 non-refundable Administration Fee (within 48 hours) via the link provided in the email.
    5. The application form and supporting documents must be emailed to clerkships@med.unsw.edu.au by the deadline advised in the email (typically 6 weeks of application opening date).
    6. For any questions regarding application, email clerkships@med.unsw.edu.au  or call +61 2 9385 8909

     Important details to note:

    • Your application will not progress until the Clerkship Coordinator receives all supporting documents and you have paid the Administration Fee.
    • Students will be advised approximately 6 weeks after submitting the application if they have been accepted.
    • Applications for the UNSW Medicine Clerkship Program are subject to the availability of clinical resources and an offer can be withdrawn at any time.
    • UNSW Medicine can only potentially offer one specialisation/discipline placement per student and cannot split a placement between different specialisations, disciplines or hospitals.
    • With the exception of Paediatrics, you must select your top three specialisation/discipline preferences, in order of your preference from the list of areas of study.    
    • If your top three specialisation/discipline choices are not available, the Clerkship Coordinator will consult with you.
  • Make sure you have prepared the initial supporting documents listed below to support your application.

    These documents are required to support your application: 

    Agreements or documents your home univeristy requires UNSW to sign. 

    Your home university may require UNSW to sign certain agreements. However, in some instances, we may be unable to sign your home university's documents or agreements.

    • Your PDF application form is attached to the confirmation email and should be printed, completed and signed.

      • First page to be completed and signed by the student
      • The last page of the application has to be endorsed by your medical school and include a signature and an official university stamp. 
    • Students applying from a non-English speaking Medical School must provide evidence of English Proficiency. 

    • You will need your institution to issue you with an academic transcript.  

    • You must provide your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.    

      PLEASE NOTE - If you are applying for a Trauma placement at Liverpool Hospital, a 1 page letter outlining your interest and reasons for pursuing a trauma placement must accompany your CV.

    • When you submit the application, you will receive a confirmation email with the next steps (subject containing "Clerkship application form submitted successfully"). If you didn't receive it, please check your spam/junk folder and then email clerkships@med.unsw.edu.au
    • Upon receipt of your initial supporting documents and administration fees, a request for your preferred placement will be forwarded to your preferred hospital. Please note, it takes 8 - 16 weeks for us to provide you the outcome of your request. 
    • If a placement and supervisor are available, an offer will be emailed to you.
    • Once you receive an Offer, you will be required to pay the AUD 400 Placement Fee and upload your ‘Acceptance of Offer’ within two weeks of receiving your offer, or your offer will be withdrawn. 
    • All relevant Compliance documents required by NSW Department of Health, must be uploaded to your application within 8 weeks of your offer. This ensures you have sufficient time to action any compliance gaps e.g. immunisation, police checks. Please note, UNSW is bound by policies of NSW Health and you must be Fully Compliant to attend a placement.
    • We strongly recommend to arrive in Sydney a minimum of 5 working days before your placement start date, to complete university and hospital administrative requirements including (but not limited to):
      •  receive the current southern-hemisphere flu vaccine
      • collect your UNSW student ID card from the student hub at Kensington Campus.
    • If travelling from overseas, you are expected to follow NSW Health advice regarding International passenger arrivals.  
  • For any questions regarding application, email clerkships@med.unsw.edu.au  or call +61 2 9385 8909

UNSW Medicine Clerkships

UNSW Medicine Clerkships is a placement program that provides hands-on skills and practical experience at one of UNSW's clinical teaching hospitals alongside other health professionals.

Clerkship areas of study

The UNSW Medicine Clerkship Program offers non-UNSW Medicine student placements with a number of clinical specialities.