MD Scholarly Intensive Placement (SIP)

"Our research impacts the lives of millions of people and scholarly placements are an opportunity for you to help us change the world."

– Head of School, Professor Sophia Zoungas

Contact us

For enquiries about the MD SIP please contact Bethany Howard at

As of 2020, the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine will host approximately sixty fifth-year medical students as part of the MD Scholarly Intensive Placement (SIP).

Projects within the School are aligned with our cutting-edge research and allow students to join our team and make a difference by researching ways to improve treatment or prevent disease and ill-health.

Find out about some of the exciting research undertaken at our School in our Capability Booklet.

The placements are designed so you can achieve a great deal during your time with us. You can read about the experiences of some of our inaugural 2020 student cohort here:

Associate Professor Basia Diug

"We want you to join Australia’s largest school of public health where your research can help communities, cities and countries by improving treatments or preventing disease. Our location in the Alfred Hospital precinct and Alfred Research Alliance membership allows us to work closely with clinicians, patients and researchers to make a difference."

Associate Professor Basia Diug, MD SIP Coordinator

"The SIP was one of my favourite rotations throughout my degree. It is the first time I have been able to dedicate full-time hours to a research project, and the team was incredibly supportive."

– Evelyn Konstantopoulos

Read more from Evelyn here.