How to contact the Royal Brisbane Hospital to set up your medical electives:

Royal Brisbane Hospital

Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland 4006

Telephone Number: +61 7 3253 8111

Fax Number: +61 7 3857 4462

The Royal Brisbane hospital is a large 800-bed, 500,000 admissions a year hospital. It is a 15 minute bus ride from teh city centre. It is right next to the Queensland Medical School on the northern side of Brisbane and shares its campus with the Royal Chidren’s Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Queensland Institute of Medical Research. All specialities are covered bar cardioloy and transplant surgery which are catered for at the Prince Charles hospital.

There is a laid-back, welcoming attitude but also excellent teaching, with a library and computer lab on site that are free to use. Units such as gastroenterology may be a bit too specialized, and you learn nothing. It’s a 25 minute walk to the city centre and 20 minute bus ride to the airport. If you want to travel Australia, this is a good place to start as the Greyhound bus stops at the front gates and the staff are keen that you explore. This is a popular place to do your medical electives so planning well in advanced is highly recommended.

The Lady Lamington Homes Nurses’ Quarter is quaint and cheap. There is a swimming poopl and gym for residents. The canteen’s not great, but it’s only five minutes walk to the food store in Fortitude Valley.