St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Melbourne, Australia

Hospital description

St Vincent’s hospital, located in the city of Melbourne, was established by the Sisters of Charity as a hospital for the sick and the poor, and now operates as a major public teaching hospital and referral centre. The hospital has particular strengths in Neuroscience, Cardiac, Gastrointestinal, Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery. It is well-equipped and has a high doctor-to-patient ratio.

This hospital has been described as “new age” and has an advanced and efficient computer system to assist staff run and administrate the facility. St Vincent’s takes pride in its first class clinical care and high standards of teaching and in research and has been called a fantastic, organised and relaxed place to work.

The St Vincent’s Clinical School, where students will spend time studying, teaches hundreds of undergraduate medical and physiotherapy students from the University of Melbourne each year. It is based close to the St Vincent’s main hospital and the school has a reputation for outstanding teaching, which consistently produces exceptional results.

Please note, St Vincent’s only offer elective placements of four weeks’ duration and students should be patient when enquiring for their elective as the hospital Elective Co-ordinator only works part time, and therefore it could take a week for a response to be made. For more information on St Vincent’s, please click here.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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