Medical student education

We offer elective rotations for medical students in their final or penultimate year of their medical degree

Medical student elective rotations

Peter Mac Medical Elective placements are available in Surgery, Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Cancer Imaging, Palliative Care, Psychiatry/Psycho-Oncology, as well as in the Haematology service.  

An Elective placement will involve joining the activities of the Unit (as deemed appropriate by the Head of each Unit). Generally this would include “shadowing” of the Resident/Registrar, attendance at unit activities (ward rounds, outpatient’s sessions and unit meetings) and hospital educational activities. 

Electives are offered for four or six-week rotations. 

How to Apply 

The Expression of Interest (EOI) process for 2024 Medical Elective places is now closed. 

Queries from Australian and NZ medical students can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The elective application process includes the following steps: 

  1. Submission of an Expression of Interest form. 
  2. Invitation to submit an application form. Note: There is a non-refundable administration fee of $200 if you accept the invitation to complete the application process
  3. Successful applicants will be required to complete an onboarding process, including payment of a non-refundable elective fee of $800 for a 4-week placement or $1200 for a 6-week placement. This fee must be paid before the elective placement can commence

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for further information. 

Medical student education contact information 

Medical Electives are coordinated by the Office of Cancer Education. 

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Related links

Cancer Council Victoria

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