Final year paediatrics placements in Bendigo

Male student and paediatrician examining a baby in a crib
Travis, baby Quinn and paediatrician Dr Janaka Tennakoon

Close up of baby wearing a blue jump suit

Male student holding baby while paediatrician examines the baby.

Undertake a final year placement in paediatrics in Bendigo with the School of Rural Health Bendigo and Bendigo Health.

Rotation: Paediatrics
Where: Bendigo Health


The Paediatric Unit includes:

  • five consultants, four registrars, five residents
  • special care baby unit (SCBU) for newborn infants
  • 14-bed Child and Adolescent Unit (CAU) for children after the newborn period and right up to late adolescence
  • busy Emergency Department (ED), where 25% of all visits are paediatric
  • two busy outpatient clinics, one for ward follow-up and rapid review, and the other for external referrals

Learning opportunities

The department runs an active teaching program for undergraduates, junior doctors, registrars and consultants that includes:

  • a weekly case-based meeting in general paediatrics
  • a weekly paediatric x-ray meeting; and
  • a monthly mortality and morbidity audit

There are also separate teaching programs for students through Monash and for residents and registrars in the hospital.

Pre-internship position

A special position has been created in the paediatric team for a senior medical student preparing for internship with a possible future interest in paediatrics as a career. This position has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pre-intern students at Monash University or Melbourne University. As the pre-intern you will become a fully integrated member of the team with specific responsibilities that are appropriate for students preparing for independent practice as interns.