Year 1 Medicine Information (Clayton)

Enrolment Information Session

Wednesday 20th February, 2.00pm

Lecture Theatre South One, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

This session will provide information about mandatory requirements of your course: immunisations, police checks and working with children checks.

It is highly recommended that you attend this session in person.  If you are unable to attend either session, read the information on this page carefully.

You will have the opportunity to get your student ID card during orientation week.

Clayton Campus Map

Student ID Cards

Follow the instructions on our website to get your student ID card.

Biology Bridging Course

Tuesday 29th January, Lecture Theatre M2,

37 Rainforest Walk Clayton Campus

If you have NOT done VCE Biology or equivalent, you will have the opportunity to participate in a 5 week online Biology Bridging Course.

This online course is designed to enable you to "catch up" with students who will enter Medicine with a sound background in Biology.

To register for the course you will need to email as soon as you receive your authcate username; use your Monash email address only (we need your authcate username to register you).

There will be a 2hr workshop on Campus to introduce you to the course and familiarise you with the challenges of online learning; the workshop will be held on Tuesday 29th January, 11.00am – 1.00pm, Lecture Theatre M2, 37 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus. To access the course, which will be available when you have registered, go to "" portal and click on "Moodle".

At the end of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to meet the other students in the course and will be assigned to an online tutorial group. After this workshop, the course is conducted entirely online.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please email us and we will assign you to a tutorial group.

Orientation Week (25 Feb - 1 Mar, 2019)

Use the Orientation E-Planner to find out what events will be held on campus.  It is highly recommended that you take an orientation class and tour of the Hargrave-Andrew Library (HAL) to kick start your university studies, faster and smarter. Save time by learning how to find books, readings and online resources to prepare for academic studies. 
With the basics covered, your Beyond Google class in week one (which will appear in your timetable) will focus on finding and evaluating medical information.

MedStart Program

MedStart is held during Orientation Week, prior to the official first day of the University year.  It is compulsory for all new to course Medicine students.  At Monash, we view transition as a period of significant adjustment, development and change affecting all aspects of students’ lives.
At MedStart students will begin the transition process by participating in a range of activities that are designed to assist them to:
*    think about themselves as a potential doctor;
*    learn about the structure and content of the course;
*    reflect upon what it means to be a medical student;
*    learn team building and study skills;
*    identify strategies for personal health enhancement;
*    become familiar with teaching, learning and assessment strategies;
*    develop social and collegiate networks to enhance their learning environment.

MedStart Program 2019

Thursday 28th February (8.30am)  & Friday 1st March (9.00am)

Lecture Theatre South One, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

National Police Certificate and Working with Children Card

The Victorian Department of Human Services requires all students undertaking clinical placements hold a National Police Certificate (annual requirement) and a Working with Children Card.
Students who fail to satisfy the requirements of either the National Police Certificate or the Working with Children Card at any point during their enrolment will be referred to the Professional Behaviour Intervention Procedure and may be excluded from the program.

On enrolment, students will be sent an invitation email with instructions from Fit2Work to apply for a National Police Certificate, this must be finalised prior to the commencement of clinical site visits in week 4 of year 1.

In addition, students (either domestic or international) that have  resided overseas for more than 12 months in the past 10 years are  required to complete a statutory declaration that they have never been  convicted of any crime and present this to the Medicine administration  office (27 Rainforest Walk) for sighting.

Information on obtaining a Working with Children Card is also available on the Faculty website.  Interstate applicants should refer to the section titled "Lodging a Working with Children Check application from interstate".  There is no need to present the card for sighting, however students are required to carry their card with them to their clinical site visits which will commence in week 4 of year 1.


As a medical student you will be undertaking clinical placements therefore you must comply with procedures to minimise the risk of cross-infection of communicable diseases during your course of training.

Compliance with these procedures can take time, so once you have accepted a place in the course, we recommend that you start the process in readiness for clinical placements.

See the Faculty website for forms and instructions.

First Aid Certificates

It is highly recommended that students hold or attain by the end of Semester 1, a current registered Level 2 or Senior First Aid Certificate.

The following providers are recommended:


Medicine Year 1 and 2 Booklist

Professional Behaviour

All students are required to familiarise themselves with the Code of Professional Conduct for Medical Students.

The Faculty aspires to promote in its students as part of their education, the professional attitudes and behaviour expected of health care providers. Professional behaviour, and its importance in health service delivery, is nurtured along with the development of other high level skills. Students are expected to be aware of and demonstrate the professional values and qualities of doctors such as respect for others, confidentiality, trustworthiness and dependability. At the time of transition into year 1 and transition into the clinical years students will be asked to read and sign the code of conduct and statement of expectations to indicate that they are aware of the level of professional behaviour expected of students during the Medicine program.

Clinical Placements

Students undertake clinical placements in Year 3B, 4C and 5D of the Monash medical course. In Year 3B about 80% of students are placed in metropolitan clinical schools and their associated clinical sites.
The remaining students are placed at one of the following School of Rural Health sites:

North West

  • Bendigo Base Hospital
  • Mildura Base Hospital

South East

  • Latrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon)
  • West Gippsland Health Service (Warragul)
  • Central Gippsland Health Service (Sale)
  • Bairnsdale Hospital
  • South Gippsland Health Service (Leongatha)and their associated clinical sites which span rural areas in the north west and south east.

Placement durations vary from 1 month to full year.  Students in the Extended Rural Cohort (ERC) are placed at a School of Rural Health North West (Mildura or Bendigo) site in Year 3B.  ERC students are contracted to spend 2 and a half years in rural North West Victoria throughout their medical course.

Monash is bound by a Federal government requirement that all students in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) must undertake at least 4 weeks structured residential rural clinical placement.  In addition, at least 25% of the Monash CSP medical student allocation must undertake a minimum of one year of clinical training in a rural area, as defined by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remote Areas (ASGC-RA) 2-5.

Applicants should note that acceptance of the offer of a place in the Monash medical course indicates acceptance of the subsequent clinical placement allocation.

Diversity & Inclusion

Disability Support Services provides students with disability support.  Students with short or long term disabilities should refer to their website for details about how to register.  
Training to be a doctor is both physically and emotionally demanding. If students have any concerns about any impairment that might make it difficult to gain medical registration after graduation (such as a chronic illness, a disability or a criminal conviction) they are urged to speak about these important matters in confidence with the  Student Advisor at Clayton, email

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Students

The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit provides students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with a range of support services, including academic tutoring.

Students Under 17 Years of Age

Applicants who are under 17 years of age at the time of commencement in the course will be required to meet with the Deputy Dean (Monash School of Medicine), or representative, and may have additional requirements, such as deferral of their place in the course imposed on them.

Student Registration with the National Medical Board

All medical students in Australia are required to be registered with the Medical Board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registration is undertaken by the University annually. The register of students is not publicly available.

As well as student registration, the National Medical Board also deals with notifications about students. Notifications can include students whose health is impaired, have been charged with an offence, or have contravened a condition of student registration. For further details see the AHPRA website.

English Language Requirements for Medical Registration

To register as a medical practitioner in Australia, graduates are required to demonstrate a high level of English language competency, for further information refer to the English Language Skills registration standards, available on the AHPRA website.

Internships in Victoria

Students, including New Zealand citizens, who will not be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of enrolment, may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia. If they wish to stay in Australia after graduation, they should make their own enquiries regarding their situation related to these matters as they lie beyond the control of the University. For further information, please see:
*    Registration -AHPRA
*    Internship - Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria
*    Provider Number - Medicare’s website

For more information on the intern year download A Guide for Interns in Victoria from the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria website.