Port Lincoln and Ceduna

Port Lincoln is a seaside town on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Affectionately known as the seafood capital of Australia, it’s an ideal location for outdoor activities with beautiful beaches and national parks nearby. About 400km west of Port Lincoln lies Ceduna, with a population of just over 2,000 people. Placements in Port Lincoln and/or Ceduna are available in years 4, 5 and 6.

shoreline from above

A placement at Port Lincoln provides opportunities to deliver health care to regional communities and rotate through specialties such as anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and general practice. You will also have access to varied specialists including cardiology, ENT, gynaecology, geriatrics, dermatology, psychiatry and palliative care. Fifth year students will also rotate to Ceduna during their placement.

Year 4

The Year 4 program offers nine-week surgical placements in Port Lincoln. You will learn from experienced rural surgeons, practitioners, and visiting surgeons from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital. During your placement you will become actively involved in patient management and have the opportunity for hands-on learning by assisting in surgical procedures and consultations under appropriate supervision.

Year 5

Fifth year medical students may choose to undertake a year-long integrated placement in Port Lincoln. 

A semester in Port Lincoln is made up of the following rotations:

  • GP Clinic A (three weeks)
  • GP Clinic B (three weeks)
  • GP Clinic C (three weeks)
  • Hospital-based obstetrics and gynaecology (two weeks)
  • Hospital-based anaesthetics (three weeks)
  • Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service (one week)
  • GP Clinic A/B/C (one week)
  • Ceduna (four weeks)
  • Paediatrics in Port Augusta (two weeks)

Students also undertake a minimum of three shifts in accident and emergency each month, and work with visiting specialists. Port Lincoln is serviced by a variety of specialists, including gynaecologists, ENT specialists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, urologists, vascular surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopaedic specialists, and geriatricians. Students will visit the Port Lincoln Special School and the Tobruk Centre for Children's Development. University and local GP-led tutorials are held twice a week.

Year 6

Opportunities for four-week rural general practice placements are available.

 

Find out more about Port Lincoln.