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Eastern Health Clinical School

About the clinic

Eastern Health provides a comprehensive range of general and specialist care across key disciplines including acute care, sub-acute care, residential aged care services, community care, psychiatric services, women’s health, paediatrics and rehabilitation services. Eastern Health has 65 sites across Melbourne and incorporates the state-wide drug and alcohol service, Turning Point. The clinical school is actively involved in research and education.

The Medical Student Programs (MSP) is a dynamic part of Eastern Health Clinical School (EHCS), comprised of academic and professional staff who manage the learning needs of students on placement from Deakin University and Monash University. MSP caters to the curriculum needs of both universities and run several innovative programs that are unique to EHCS. 

MSP participates in assessments such as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), providing a supportive learning environment where every student achieves their potential. Each student is provided with their own senior doctor academic mentor to guide learning needs during clinical years. Practice exams are undertaken, as well as a program of OSCE bootcamps.

Key facts

  • Eastern Health serves a community of 800,000 people across 2816 square kilometres
  • The service comprises three emergency departments and 65 sites across 21 locations
  • During 2019 and 2020, over 150,000 patients were admitted to Eastern Health
  • Eastern Health employs over 9500 people
  • Eastern Health has an operating budget of $1.18 billion to deliver healthcare services

100% of our graduates find employment

Study medicine at Deakin and graduate knowing that you have the experience and knowledge to make a difference, and your skills are in-demand – with 100% of our medical graduates in 2016–2018 finding employment after graduation.*

Frequently asked questions

Where is Eastern Health Clinical School located?

EHCS comprises all the Eastern Health clinical locations. Students can be placed at any of our major or satellite sites during placements. MSP staff are on site at the acute campuses, including Box Hill, Maroondah and Angliss.

Where will I be placed if allocated to Eastern Health?

Deakin students undertake clinical placement at Box Hill Hospital in Year 3. Year 4 students take advantage of the many sites and specialist services available in Eastern Health to complete their studies with the pre-intern rotation undertaken in an acute hospital (usually Maroondah or Box Hill).

What can I expect to be doing day-to-day at EHCS?

Your day-to-day activities and hours will depend on which units you are allocated, you can expect to be present in the hospital on wards, theatre or clinics and attend classes in the simulation lab or tutorial rooms.

EHCS is a joint clinical school with Monash University, how does that work?

MSP is dedicated to providing each student cohort with the learning opportunities that address their curriculum and assessment needs. Most learning is done in small groups during placement on designated wards. The curricula of Monash and Deakin intersect and students are often brought together, such as for lectures and Megadays (in-depth focus sessions on a key area). Students interact with other students on placement in the hospital, providing rich and rewarding collaborations.

A day at Eastern Health Clinical School

Learn more about Eastern Health and Box Hill Hospital, where Deakin medical students spend their time during third year. Hear from staff and educators and find out why students choose to study at Eastern Health Clinical School.

EHCS is fantastic – I'm so happy to be here. I’ve had many learning opportunities and I feel like I’m becoming more and more prepared to work as a junior doctor next year.

Alida Lewis

Year 4 medical student 2021 | Eastern Health Clinical School

Contact us

Have a question or need more information about Eastern Health Clinical School? Please connect with our team.

General enquiries

Medical Student Programs (MSP) EHCS
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Associate Professor Deborah Leach

Eastern Health Clinical School 
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Footnotes

*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (GOS)

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