Education at UnitingCare Health
The UnitingCare Health Clinical School (UCHCS) assists visiting students with medical elective placements. UCHCS defines visiting students as those who are seeking to enrol in medical elective placements while they are enrolled at another institution within Queensland, interstate, or external to Australia. UCHCS takes care of all placements at The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital.
The placements are available for electives only and are not to be considered as an intricate assessed placement. UCHCS may extend opportunities for visiting students to attend tutorials, but will not provide summative assessment or formal teaching sessions for your approved elective placement.
We offer placements in a wide range of medical and surgical disciplines and will try to accommodate your first preference where possible. Please note that there is a non-refundable enquiry fee of AUD $150 (+GST) and a non-refundable placement fee of AUD $500. UCHCS cannot guarantee the availability of clinical placements.
The UnitingCare Health Clinical School provides education in a wide array of disciplines, including:
- General Medicine
- Women's Health
- Mental Health
- Aged care and Cancer care
- Palliative care
- Critical care
Amongst the 288 tutors, The UnitingCare Health Clinical School has 9 leads in the following areas of speciality:
- 2 General Medicine Leads
- 2 Surgery Leads
- 1 Women's Health Lead
- 2 Paediatric Leads
- 1 Critical Care Lead
- 1 Interdisciplinary Lead
There are also 2 Clinical Sub Deans.
For more information, please contact Head of UnitingCare Health Clinical School Dr John Allan
, or Barry Peacock
, Senior Medical Education Coordinator.
Post Grad Medical Education
In 2014, in partnership with Greenslopes Private Hospital, UnitingCare Health will be providing training opportunities for recently graduated medical students. The Wesley Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital offer internships with the following rotations:
- general medicine
- palliative care
- infectious diseases
- rehabilitation medicine
Registrar programs (fellowships)
Registrar programs across UnitingCare Health enable the development of core competencies and extensive expertise relevant to the area of practice.
The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital offers a Psychiatry Registrar position. The Wesley Hospital also offer a number of positions in their Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, attending in Codes and in the Medical Emergency Response Team.
The Wesley Hospital offers accredited registrar training positions in the following programs:
- Palliative Care Advanced Training
- Intensive Care (12 month modules in General, Neurosurgical and Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care)
- Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
- Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery Fellowship
- Orthopaedic Oncology Surgery Fellowship
- Breast and/or Endocrine Surgery Fellowship