Posted by Adam as Australian Medical Electives
Athought considered by many to be more of a country town than a city, Adelaide has wonderful beaches, wines and a good music scene. It’s not usually on the tourist route and hence is not so often visited on electives. This is a good place to go, however, if you’ve done Australia before and want to work in a very friendly major teaching hhospital.
There are two universities in South Australia, both are in Adelaide.
How to contact the University of Adelaide to set up your medical electives:
University of Adelaide
Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5000
Telephone Number: +61 8 8303 5193
Fax Number: +61 8 8303 3788
How to contact Flinders University to set up your medical electives:
School of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park SA, 5042
or GPO 2100, SA 5001
Telephone Number: +61 8 8204 4160
Fax Number: +61 8 8204 5845
Information about the Royal Adelaide Hospital:
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA5000
Telephone Number: +61 8 8222 4000
Fax Number: +61 8 8223 4761
The hospital is a very friendly major hospital. You can walk to the city centre in two minutes and it’s surrounded by botanical gardens and parks. It is a centre for diving medicine and world centre for training in baromedicine. The hospital itself came from a humbe background, starting as the Colonial Infirmary in 1837. Three of its four patiends died, but it is now one of Australia’s largest teaching hospitals.
There is high-quality teaching in both medicine and surgery. It’s great if you are a bit of a diver. As an elective student you are givein a great deal of responsibility.