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Hi,

I've just been practically ordered by my school to do my elective in Australia (I'm from New Zealand).

I plan to do 4 weeks in Melbourne and 4 weeks in Sydney.

I decided on where to go in Melbourne but I can't really decide on where to go in Sydney. I want to go to a UNSW hospital (much cheaper, $110 vs. $750 for USyd). I'm interested in doing ED/anaesthetics or neurology/neurosurgery.

Right now I'm looking into St Vincents (sounds like very central city location) or Prince of Wales (although I have no idea where Randwick is). Which one would be better? I want to get good experience both in terms of education and socialisation (i.e. lots of elective students to hang out with in an area with lots of things to do).

And any cheap accommodation at the hospital (like staff housing) or around the hospital?

Thanks
 
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Also, I'm not too fussy about the choice of elective. Are there any clinical rotations in Prince of Wales or St Vincent's that are particularly good (I prefer medical specialties...)?

And how much is housing at RPA, and can elective students get it? I might consider going to RPA if they provide cheap housing, as housing in Sydney seems bit exorbitant.

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Information and contact details for Sydney University's teaching hospitals can be found here.

http://www.medfac.usyd.edu.au/futurestudent/clinschool/central/index.php

I am at Nepean Hospital, about 1 hr west of CBD by train. The website specifically states it accepts overseas students doing electives.

It is a smallish hospital at about 450 beds. Student accommodation is available for about $40 a week, and includes a single room with shared kitchens, bathrooms etc.

http://www.wcsnepean.med.usyd.edu.au/students/electives/index.shtml

(edit: sorry - just saw the 'fees' page for my hospital, and it's rather crazy - you're probably much better off going to one of the UNSW hospitals..)
 
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hi

if you're studying in UNSW, could you please help me out? I am trying to find out the benefits of studying in UNSW as oppossed to another university in australia. What is the learning system in UNSW... is it Problem Based Learning?

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Location, location, location.

Avoid the hospitals that are away from major train lines/routes and are far from the Eastern suburbs.... you should ask your fellow classmates in senior years as to what worked best for them.

If you want to do something academic, then go wherever is best for you in that respect.

If you want to have fun.. don't go to anything west of RPA....

Vinny's is in a good 'city' location.... but rent is pricey around there...
 

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Location, location, location.

Avoid the hospitals that are away from major train lines/routes and are far from the Eastern suburbs.... you should ask your fellow classmates in senior years as to what worked best for them.

If you want to do something academic, then go wherever is best for you in that respect.

If you want to have fun.. don't go to anything west of RPA....

Vinny's is in a good 'city' location.... but rent is pricey around there...
Am at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital - not a hospital in the midst of fun places but it's a UNSW teaching hospital and offers cheap cheap accommodation. Hassle to get to town from here though.
 

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Hrabbit said:
hi

if you're studying in UNSW, could you please help me out? I am trying to find out the benefits of studying in UNSW as oppossed to another university in australia. What is the learning system in UNSW... is it Problem Based Learning?

Thanks
Hey Hrabbit...the 1st 2 years of UNSW medicine is scenario based learning...third year is more hospital based...4th year is research...5th & 6th are fully clinical...
 

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sjkpark said:
Hi,

I've just been practically ordered by my school to do my elective in Australia (I'm from New Zealand).

I plan to do 4 weeks in Melbourne and 4 weeks in Sydney.

I decided on where to go in Melbourne but I can't really decide on where to go in Sydney. I want to go to a UNSW hospital (much cheaper, $110 vs. $750 for USyd). I'm interested in doing ED/anaesthetics or neurology/neurosurgery.

Right now I'm looking into St Vincents (sounds like very central city location) or Prince of Wales (although I have no idea where Randwick is). Which one would be better? I want to get good experience both in terms of education and socialisation (i.e. lots of elective students to hang out with in an area with lots of things to do).

And any cheap accommodation at the hospital (like staff housing) or around the hospital?

Thanks
St Vincent's is a very nice hospital situated near the King's Cross area and is very close to the city...Prince of Wales is in Randwick and is just next to UNSW and will be about 20mins bus ride to the city...because it's just next to UNSW, it has more of an on-campus hospital feel...many students from uni if u wanna socialize...and it is also connected with the Royal Women's Hospital and Sydney Children's Hospital...
 
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nathanesque said:
St Vincent's is a very nice hospital situated near the King's Cross area and is very close to the city...Prince of Wales is in Randwick and is just next to UNSW and will be about 20mins bus ride to the city...because it's just next to UNSW, it has more of an on-campus hospital feel...many students from uni if u wanna socialize...and it is also connected with the Royal Women's Hospital and Sydney Children's Hospital...
Thanks for that.... What's your radiology teaching like?
Any good runs that you recommend at either POW or St Vincent's?
I'm interested in doing radiology or anaesthetics.

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Ordered?? That sounds scary...
I've just finished all my core 6th year runs sjkpark... only my elective stands between me and graduation .. yay

Do you know any auckland grads working in wellington next year? PM me
 
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Purifyer said:
Ordered?? That sounds scary...
I've just finished all my core 6th year runs sjkpark... only my elective stands between me and graduation .. yay

Do you know any auckland grads working in wellington next year? PM me
I've won this grant to attend this conference. Conference overlaps with elective. Conference in Aussie. They said no split elective, so off to Aussie I go... I asked for 4 weeks in Aussie and 4 weeks in the States, where I was originally going to go, but they said it won't be approved. Bit pissed. Don't know ppl who are working in Wellington, although I heard some rumour but since I'm not in the class I don't really know.

Cheers
 

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hi
I've also been looking into this - i was recommended a website by a friend - and its brilliant - www.travellingdoctors.com - its basically for overseas doctors who want to move to australia. i think they are only focusing on a few areas in NSW at the moment, but there is a great forum and its really full of good info. hope that helps, cheers jaz
 
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If i am an international student (im from Peru) and want to do an elective in Sydney for 4 weeks. Where should i go?
 

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RPA.
 
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