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ID Cards

All students must have a hospital identification card. The card should be attached to a lanyard supplied by the clinical school and be clearly visible at all times. The card should be used to identify yourself to staff and patients.

Hospital ID cards are obtained from Security. You’ll need to present to Security with an identification form (available from the Clinical Teaching Unit) and your university student number.

Keep your ID card as it can be used throughout your time at the hospital.

There is a replacement cost of $10.00 if your card is lost.

Criminal Record Check

The New South Wales Department of Health has a policy that all students undertaking clinical placements or who require access in any capacity to facilities operated by the Department (this includes all the Teaching Hospitals used by UNSW in its Medicine program) must undergo a criminal record check prior to employment or placement in any capacity in the NSW Health system. All students must obtain a National Police Certificate from their state or territory police service.

You must retain the National Police Certificate for the duration of enrolment in the Medicine Program as you may be required to present it whenever attending a clinical placement in a NSW Health facility.

Note that for students commencing in 2012, this certificate is valid for three years only and it will need to be replaced prior to Year 4.