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Placement locations and length

Medicine placement locations and length

Placements are offered in a wide range of disciplines in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. Every effort is made to accommodate your first preference, then second or third; however, there is NO guarantee of availability of clinical elective placements.

Various specialties are offered, however, as stated previously on this website, the placement of James Cook University students in north Queensland is a priority, therefore, there is NO guarantee of your chosen specialty being offered.

Cairns Hospital

Mackay Base Hospital

The Townsville Hospital

The minimum number of weeks for a clinical elective placement is two with the maximum being eight.

The University of Queensland Hospital manages placements south of Mackay. Please refer to their website.

Dentistry placement locations and length

Dentistry Elective Placements are offered in Cairns only, however, there is NO guarantee of availability of clinical elective placements.

The maximum number of weeks for a clinical elective placement is four.