Medical students

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


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 4 or 6-week rotations.

How to Apply

All applications must follow the steps outlined below. Please do not approach Peter Mac clinicians directly.

The elective application process includes:

  • Step 1: Submission of an Expression of Interest form for 2024 Electives;
    • The current EOI period will close on 30 June 2023. We will then contact applicants ONLY if they are being invited to complete Step 2.  
  • Step 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.
  • Step 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.

Contact Information

Medical Electives are coordinated by the Office of Cancer Education.

Contact us with any enquiries. Email: [email protected]

Please do not approach Peter Mac clinicians directly.