Information for new students
From useful study resources to information on placements and how to re-enrol, this page contains the key information our students need.
Updated 08 Feb 2022 9:23am
Additional information for current students can be found on our MD Info website (Monash student login required).
- Mandatory compliance documents
- Fees (PDF, 0.62 MB)
- Inclusive Medical Education: Guidance on medical program applicants and students with a disability
- Semester dates and holidays
- Assessment dates
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:
For medical students from interstate or overseas institutions wanting to complete an elective rotation you are required to contact the hospital or clinic direct. Below is a list of websites and contacts that students may find useful:
- Monash Health - Includes Monash Medical Centre in Clayton and Moorabbin, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital
- Central Clinical School - Includes Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Maroondah Hospital and Cabrini Hospital
- School of Rural Health - Offers a range of clinical elective rotations at a number of teaching hospitals across north-west and south-east Victoria.
International student information
Information for preclinical year students (Year 1 and Year A)
Year 1 students View
Enrolment information session: Thursday 17th February, 2.00pm
Online Session (Webinar & recording – information to be provided)
This session will provide information about mandatory requirements of your course: immunisations, police checks and working with children checks.
If you are unable to attend either session, read the information in the 2022 Orientation booklet carefully.
Further information is available here.
The MedStart Orientation program will be held on campus on February 24 & 25.
If you have not studied Biology, you will have the opportunity to participate in a free online Biology Bridging Course which will be available as soon as you have received a Monash email address.
To register for the course, email firstname.lastname@example.org; please use your Monash email address. We strongly recommend you join the course as it will enable you to catch up with students who have a good background in Biology. This course will be offered to all students during week 1 (commencing 1st March) It will be available on your Moodle page.
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.
Year A students View
MEDREADY 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.
During MEDREADY 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;
- become familiar with teaching, learning and assessment strategies;
- develop social and collegiate networks to enhance their learning environment.
- identify strategies for personal health enhancement
MEDREADY Program 2022 (compulsory)
- Monday 7th February to Tuesday 8th February 2022
- Monash Rural Health Churchill (Building 3W)
To complete enrolment International students will need to apply for a Monash University Student ID card. Domestic students have already completed a Monash University degree. However, you will need to obtain a new student ID card for the duration of your new course enrolment. You will be required to display your Monash ID Card for clinical placements, various assessments and examinations. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information on obtaining this card.
Follow the instructions on our website to get your student ID card.
Given that the Year A, Monash Rural Health - Churchill facility is located on the Federation University, Australia Gippsland Campus, students will be required to obtain a Federation University Associate ID card. This card will ensure students can access the services on campus such as the library and after-hours access to the Monash Rural Health Churchill common room and selected tutorial rooms. The Federation University ID card will need to be obtained during the first week of the semester. You will be allocated a time to present for your Fed Uni ID card and will be required to take with you a request slip from the Monash School Rural Health Churchill office.
The Community-Based Placement (CBP) program is an exciting and innovative educational activity incorporated in medical education at Monash University. The CBP program offers students an opportunity to understand issues of social justice and equity and to relate these to the study of medicine. Through the completion of a community based placement, students have the opportunity to observe the outstanding human skills of multi-disciplinary teams in a community setting and, through their placement, contribute to the work of the agency. Please note that unfortunately due to COVID, the CBP program has not been possible in 2020 or 2021, and due to ongoing Covid uncertainties, may not be possible in 2022.
Year A students commence clinical placements early in Semester 1 and will be allocated to one of six hospitals across the Gippsland region. These sites include:
- Bass Coast Health (Wonthaggi)
- Gippsland Health Service (Sale)
- Gippsland Southern Health Service (Leongatha)
- Latrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon)
- West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Warragul)
- St John of God Hospital (Berwick)
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 Monash Rural Health sites:
- Bendigo Base Hospital
- Mildura Base Hospital
- Latrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon)
- West Gippsland Health Service (Warragul)
- 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.
Students studying at the School of Rural Health - Churchill have access to, and are strongly encouraged to apply for, accommodation provided by Federation University Australia at the Gippsland campus. A number of accommodation options are available and for more information or to apply, please contact FedUni Living Gippsland:
Phone: +61 3 5122 6236
There is an expectation that students fully participate in teaching, learning and assessment activities.
In some classes, such as anatomy and clinical skills, peer-to-peer examination is a key learning activity. Please refer to Peer-to-Peer Examination Guidelines (PDF, 0.21 MB) for more information.