Areas of Study for Clerkships

The UNSW Clinical Clerkships program offers non-UNSW Medical student placements at our Clinical Schools. Each clinical school has a number of clinical specialities.

If you’re eligible for entry into the program, select your preferences from the following specialisation/disciplines.

Important details to note

  • UNSW Clerkships are not offered during early December to the end of January each year with the exception of limited placements in Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Please see outline below). No more than one specialisation/discipline placement can be offered or split between two different units or hospitals.
  • Clerkship placements are subject to availability and will be arranged via a participating UNSW Clinical School in the following areas of study.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G)

Offered between mid-January to end of February, mid-July to end of August and early November to mid-December each year. O&G placements can be arranged through the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at either the Royal Hospital for Women, St George Hospital or Liverpool Hospital.

Paediatrics

In 2021, four-week placements may be offered commencing 4th January, 1st February, 5th July and 2nd August.

  • Aged Care 

  • Anaesthetics 

  • Cardiology 

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Colorectal Surgery 

  • Dermatology 

  • Emergency Department (ED) 

  • Endocrinology 

  • Gastroenterology 

  • Gastro Intestinal Surgery 

  • Haematology 

  • ICU 

  • Immunology 

  • Medical Oncology 

  • Nephrology 

  • Neurology 

  • Neurosurgery 

  • Orthopaedic Surgery 

  • Radiation Oncology 

  • Rehabilitation Medicine 

  • Respiratory Medicine 

  • Trauma 

  • Urology 

  • Vascular Surgery 

  • AIDS/HIV Medicine 

  • Anaesthetics 

  • Cardiology 

  • Colorectal Surgery 

  • Endocrinology 

  • Gastric Medicine 

  • Hyperbaric Medicine 

  • Haematology 

  • Intensive Care 

  • Neurology 

  • Oncology 

  • Ophthalmology 

  • Orthopaedic Surgery 

  • Plastic Surgery 

  • Psychiatry 

  • Radiology 

  • Renal Medicine 

  • Respiratory Medicine 

  • Surgical Oncology 

  • Upper GI Surgery 

  • Vascular Surgery 

  • Anaesthetics 

  • Cardiac Medicine 

  • Colorectal Surgery 

  • Dermatology 

  • Emergency Medicine 

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology 

  • Geriatric Medicine 

  • Intensive Care 

  • Neurology 

  • Oncology 

  • Orthopaedic Surgery 

  • Radiation Oncology 

  • Radiology 

  • Respiratory Medicine 

  • Trauma Surgery 

  • Upper GI Surgery 

  • Cardiology 

  • Gastroenterology 

  • Neurology 

  • Aged Care & Rehabilitation 

  • General Surgery 

  • Colorectal Surgery 

  • Urology 

  • Orthopaedic Surgery 

Clerkships are not offered from July to November each year. 

  • Anaesthetics 

  • Cardiology 

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  • Endocrinology 

  • ENT 

  • Gastroenterology 

  • Geriatric Medicine 

  • Genetic Medicine 

  • Haematology 

  • Medical Oncology 

  • Nuclear Medicine/Radiology   

  • Lower GI Surgery 

  • Nephrology 

  • Neurology 

  • Neurosurgery 

  • Orthopaedic Surgery 

  • Plastic Surgery 

  • Palliative Care 

  • Surgical Oncology 

  • Upper GI Surgery 

  • Vascular Surgery