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Medical Elective Program (For Medical Students)

Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (“OPSMC”) is one of the leading sports medicine practices in the world. We are a major teaching facility for registrars from the Australasian College of Sport Physicians. OPSMC is a private clinic which operates as an efficient business for the benefit of all stakeholders. We receive a large number of applications for electives each year and it is not possible to accommodate all student requests. Medical students are accepted on a non-fee paying basis as part of a commitment to the following company aims. As such, any travel/accommodation costs incurred need to be borne by the student.

AIMS:

  • Advance education and profile of Sports Medicine.
  • Develop future sports physicians for OPSMC.
  • Enhance profile of OPSMC locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Develop links between OPSMC and other medical organisations.

If you are interested in applying for a medical placement at OPSMC, please check the guidelines below and send your enquiries to the Executive Assistant on opsmc@opsmc.com.au for details/available dates.

GUIDELINES:

  • Only students of accredited medical schools are eligible to apply.
  • All applications are to be sent to the Executive Assistant by 31st May of the year preceding the elective calendar year.
  • Late applications may be denied.
  • One elective student at a time will be rostered to the campus.
  • Where possible, elective periods will alternate with non-elective periods.
  • Blackout months can be declared by the Head of the Medical Department. We have to work around the demands on our practitioners and therefore are unable to offer elective positions over the December/January period. Also, February is a blackout month to allow us to fulfil our commitment to Sports Physician Registrar supervision. Other months will be declared as required.
  • Each elective student will be accepted for a maximum period of 4 weeks.
  • A maximum of 4 students will be accepted per calendar year, with at least 2 being local students with an interest in Sports Medicine as a career.
  • All applications must be approved by the Head of the Medical Department.
  • Applications must be in writing and include a resume and an appropriate letter from the institution.
  • Elective students will receive formal induction to our clinic which includes signing an agreement on privacy and confidentiality.
  • Any research projects or papers published based on the elective period at OPSMC shall contain appropriate recognition of our clinic and supervisors.
  • Shadowing our practitioners at their team attachments requires the consent of the practice and the teams and cannot be guaranteed during clinical placements. For example, the AFL has very strict rules governing accreditation of personnel in contact with players that makes such arrangements difficult.

Allied Health Placements

Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (“OPSMC”) is one of the leading sports medicine practices in the world. OPSMC is a private clinic which operates as an efficient business for the benefit of all stakeholders. If you are an Allied Health student and would like to complete a placement at OPSMC please contact your university who will then liaise with the appropriate person at OPSMC.

AIMS:

  • Advance education and profile of Allied Health.
  • Develop future Allied Health practitioners for OPSMC.
  • Enhance profile of OPSMC locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Develop links between OPSMC and other Allied Health organisations.

GUIDELINES:

  • Two Allied Health students at a time will be rostered to the clinic.
  • Where possible elective periods will alternate with non-elective periods.
  • Blackout months can be declared by the Head of the relevant Department. We have to work around the demands on our practitioners and therefore are unable to offer elective positions over the December/January period. Other months will be declared as required.
  • All applications must be approved by the relevant Allied Health Department Head.
  • Applications must be in writing and include a resume and an appropriate letter from the institution.
  • Allied Health students will receive formal induction to our clinic which includes signing an agreement on privacy and confidentiality.
  • Any research projects or papers published based on the elective period at OPSMC shall contain appropriate recognition of our clinic and supervisors.
  • Shadowing our practitioners at their team attachments requires the consent of the practice and the teams and cannot be guaranteed during the clinical placement. For example, the AFL has very strict rules governing accreditation of personnel in contact with players that makes such arrangements difficult.

**Please note we can only accept students from Australian Universities.

School Students

Due to company policy and patient confidentiality, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre is unable to provide opportunities for work experience students. However, we hold a Career in Sports Medicine Evening every year which we welcome you to attend.

For further information regarding this event:

PDF 2016 Careers in Sports Medicine Evening Information – AAMI Park