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Frequently asked questions
What are the expected contact hours?
You can expect to be on site around 20 to 30 hours per week.
Are there further training opportunities after completing fourth year?
There are 32 intern positions at BHS and a variety of PGY2 positions. There are close links to Deakin’s Western Victoria Regional Training Hub, with surgical, medical and GP training pathways in place. This means you can live and complete training across the key specialties without moving from the region. Specialty training programs that can be accessed at BHS include paediatrics, women’s, anaesthetics, ICU and others.
Where is Ballarat Clinical School?
Ballarat Clinical School is based at Ballarat Health Services (BHS), which is centrally located in Drummond Street, North Ballarat. Teaching occurs across the acute, sub-acute and community settings.
What's it like living in Ballarat?
Ballarat offers the best of regional living, with all the perks of living in a big city like Melbourne, with cafes, galleries, shopping, restaurants, cultural attractions and more. The Ballarat Council Event page gives you a taste of what’s on offer or check out the Visit Ballarat Instagram page. Another great source of lifestyle information for Ballarat and surrounding regions is the quarterly Ballarat lifestyle magazine ‘Uncover’. Travel between Ballarat and Melbourne is around one hour, making weekends in Melbourne easy and affordable, as well as surf coast regional towns, such as Geelong and Torquay.
Can I access student accommodation?
There is no Deakin University accommodation in Ballarat, but accommodation can easily be found through the general rental market, with plenty of affordable options, often close to the CBD and hospital.
A day at Ballarat Clinical School
Follow our Deakin medical students around as they take you on a tour of the hospital, speak to some of the staff and educators and hear why students choose to study at Ballarat Clinical School.
Ballarat Clinical School provides a supportive environment where students can immerse themselves in opportunities, be considered part of the clinical team and learn through a range of modalities, from simulations to structured one-on-one clinical skills support on the wards.
Dr Mieke Foster
Ballarat Clinical School 2020 and Dean's Award recipient
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*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (GOS)