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Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators

Medical Educators dedicated to training in rural Australia

The Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators (FRAME) is committed to supporting and improving rural medical education in Australia. FRAME is the peak body representing Rural Clinical Schools and Regional Medical Schools funded through the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.

Rural medical training in Australia

Explore the locations below where medical students and doctors can train throughout Australia. You’ll find the information and contact details for Regional Training Hubs, Rural Clinical Schools, Regional Medical Schools and GP training organisations across Australia.

Universities
University

Flinders University – NT

Tiwi NT 0810

08 8920 0288

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

Flinders NT’s aim is to be a hub for innovative health research, education and workforce development in the Northern Territory. All activities are driven by our values which focus on long-term and short-term needs of the NT community.

Flinders NT delivers the Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP), provides student placement and workforce capacity support through the Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning (RIPPL NT). Another key team is the Flinders NT Regional Training Hub, who in collaboration with stakeholders, is tasked to further develop capacity for NT medical specialist and rural generalist training thereby addressing workforce need. Flinders NT also encompasses the Centre for Remote Health which provides workforce development through postgraduate education (Remote Health Practice program), cultural awareness and other training and undertakes research, and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health which focuses on capacity development of Indigenous leadership and the health workforce.

University

Western Sydney University

Corner of Narellan Road and Gilchrist Drive

1300 897 669

Website

University

University of Wollongong

Northfields Ave Wollongong,  NSW 2522  Australia 

1300 367 869

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

University

University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009

(08) 6488 6000

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Medical School brings together the brightest students, experienced clinicians and committed researchers to unlock the greatest health challenges of our day. The Medical School is an infinite source of teaching and learning for individuals who share our goal of delivering better health outcomes today and into the future. Medicine will continue to be a very human interaction. Our mission is to provide education, services and research that creates better health for the benefit of the Western Australian, Australian and international communities

The UWA Doctor of Medicine (MD) aims to produce graduates committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors. The course prepares graduates with the clinical and professional attributes required for successful internships and future training. It is supervised and delivered by acknowledged leaders in medical education and research, and carried out in laboratories, hospitals, on-campus and in the community at a patient level. The course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council and graduates are able to be registered for professional practice as a doctor.

University

University of Tasmania

Level 1, Medical Science 1, 17 Liverpool Street Hobart

03 6226 2678

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

The Tasmanian School of Medicine has a proud history of excellence in teaching and research for over 50 years. The School is also vitally important for the Tasmanian community, working closely with the local health system and providing medical, paramedic and postgraduate education to produce excellent practitioners and future health leaders.

The University of Tasmania’s medical program is one of Australia’s leading medical degrees, with high ratings for the quality of the learning experience as well as the capability of graduates as medical practitioners.

The Tasmanian School of Medicine benefits from many distinctive learning opportunities through innovation in teaching practice and being deeply embedded into the health system for clinical placements.

The School is committed to undertaking research of global significance, and capacity to become in engaged in research is a feature of all of our major degrees.

— James Vickers
Distinguished Professor and Head of the Tasmanian School of Medicine

University

University of Sydney

Camperdown NSW 2006

1800 793 864

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

Established in 1856, the University of Sydney School of Medicine has a long and proud history of providing outstanding healthcare education. After completing any bachelor’s degree students can apply for entry into the four-year postgraduate course.

Each year, the University of Sydney medical program accepts approximately 300 students from all over the world who pursue careers in clinical practice, research or public health. The course is closely aligned to, and guided by, Australia’s healthcare landscape as well as wider national and international health priorities.

Studying medicine at the University of Sydney provides an excellent training platform on which to build a career in medicine. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program ensures students are fully equipped with leadership capabilities, clinical skills and human understanding required to make a genuine difference to the lives of individuals and communities.

The University of Sydney Doctor of Medicine is unique among Australia’s leading universities in the breadth of health disciplines offered, providing a broad range of opportunities for professional and personal development and cross-disciplinary study.

University

University of Queensland

St Lucia QLD 4072

07 3365 1111

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

With two research intensive schools, medical education, and five hospital-based institutes and centres, the University of Queensland (UQ) are well positioned to link the pre-clinical and clinical sciences with population and global health.

Within UQ’s Faculty, we are teachers and we are researchers. We are students and we are staff. We are health professionals and together, we are united in our quest to make a global difference to health outcomes.

UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 47 in the QS World University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

University

University of Notre Dame

32 Mouat Street, Fremantle WA 6100

08 94330228

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

The University of Notre Dame embraces its responsibility to make a contribution to improving healthcare outcomes for all Australians. This commitment includes developing a better understanding of the needs of indigenous Australians, providing opportunities for students to experience rural and remote medicine and a curriculum which embeds bioethics, advocacy and social justice.

The School offers a four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) program that has been fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council of Australia and is highly ranked by graduates in national surveys. Key features include a focus on small group teaching and problem-based learning, combined with rich clinical experiences across the entire program. At the heart of the program is a research stream that builds student capabilities over the four years and the School is encourages research at the Masters and PhD level.

The School also offers a Pre-Medicine Certificate, at an undergraduate level, and several postgraduate health education programs to assist health professionals to develop their capabilities as educators. These multimedia-rich programs are available online and through mobile devices and are supported by expert facilitators.

University

University of Newcastle

University Dr, Callaghan NSW 2308

02 4921 5000

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

The Joint Medical Program is delivered jointly by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England. Learning is problem-based, and supported by early and broad clinical experience. By graduation, students have the knowledge and skills for contemporary and emergent medical practice, and are ready to play a key role in shaping future health care for individuals and communities.

With support from local NSW health districts, you’ll have access to a greater range of tutors, electronic resources, library facilities and clinical experiences. You’ll learn from practising doctors with a variety of backgrounds in metropolitan and rural health care, as well as health professionals and tutors in related health and scientific fields.
You can study medicine in either a metropolitan or rural campus, with both locations offering an identical Joint Medical Program curriculum. Because we partner with clinical venues in metropolitan, regional and rural regions, you’ll gain the clinical experience you need to practise medicine anywhere in Australia.

The Joint Medical Program has graduated more than half of Australia’s Indigenous doctors – more than 95 doctors since 1985. Each year, up to 17 places are set aside for admission into the program for applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

You can choose to become involved in local community health projects, which are facilitated by our clinical partners during your clinical placements. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience while investing in the health of the local community.

University

University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney High St Kensington, NSW 2052

02 9385 1000

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

As one of the world’s top 50 medical faculties, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Medicine is building the future of healthcare. UNSW Medicine is backing medical research in the long term, recalibrating the way medicine is taught, scrutinising modern healthcare delivery and realising the potential of new technologies. In addition, by prioritising social equity and inclusion, UNSW Medicine is ensuring the future delivery of relevant, insightful healthcare to poorly-served Indigenous and rural communities.

UNSW Medicine’s unique undergraduate-entry MD (Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine) six-year program combines excellence in medical education with exceptional opportunities for students. Students learn alongside renowned clinicians and researchers and have the opportunity to connect and collaborate across the classroom and across the world via UNSW’s world-leading interactive medical education technology.

UNSW Medicine’s year-long Independent Learning Project is an Australian first, building the critical thinking and problem solving skills that give our graduates a competitive edge in forging high profile, globally mobile, clinical or research careers.

University

University of Melbourne

Melbourne Medical School Level 2 West, Medical Building (181) The University of Melbourne Victoria Australia 3010

03 9035 5511

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

As the first Australian professional entry masters level program, the University of Melbourne’s MD creates a new benchmark in 21st century medical education.
Designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are committed to professional training, this unique MD recognises both the personal and professional development of each individual.

The degree delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of a high quality medical internship.
As one of the world’s premier medical and research institutions, the Melbourne Medical School has strong partnerships with outstanding hospitals in the public and private sectors as well as some of Australia’s leading medical research institutes. Exciting new developments in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases will enrich the experience of our students.

University

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide South Australia 5005 Australia

08 8313 7511

Website

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

University

Monash University

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Building 15, 27 Rainforest Walk Clayton campus

1800 666 274

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

Monash University’s internationally recognised medical training provides world class education in foundations of medicine such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Neurosciences, and clinical training in all disciplines including Medicine, Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Health, Mental Health, Primary Health and Rural Health. Available to both Australian and international students, our program is designed for those committed to professional training and academic excellence as well as personal and professional development.

University

James Cook University

1 James Cook Drive, Douglas QLD 4811

1800 246 446

Website

GP Training

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

James Cook University (JCU) is Australia’s most successful university in producing health professionals who go on to rural and regional careers.

JCU’s Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) is a regionally based program, with focus on serving the needs of underserved communities.

JCU recruits students from regional, rural and Indigenous communities or who have an interest in ‘going rural’. JCU MBBS students complete their entire degree outside of a metropolitan area, with their base locations in regional Queensland and every student undertaking multiple rural placements throughout their degree.

By selecting the right students and through providing all students with a rural training experience, JCU MBBS graduates are more likely to go onto and stay working in regional, rural and remote communities.

Students commence their MBBS degree in Townsville and throughout their degree they rotate through JCU’s rural medical schools based in Atherton, Cairns, Mackay, Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Townsville.

JCU’s MBBS program has one of the highest numbers of clinical placement hours in Australia. All of JCU MBBS students undertake a minimum of 20 weeks of rural placement, which they do in years two, four and six.  In fifth year, students can also choose to undertake an elective rural placement. Throughout their rural placements, students will travel as far south as Sarina, north to Thursday Island, and out west to Cloncurry and Mount Isa, with some students completing their rural placement outside of this region.

University

Flinders University

Sturt Rd, Bedford Park SA 5042

08 8201 3911

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

The Flinders medical program is recognised internationally for its innovative curriculum that delivers outstanding clinical and academic training, integrating clinical medicine with a strong underpinning in biomedical science.

University

Deakin University

75 Pigdons Rd, Geelong VIC 3216

1800 693 888

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

Apply to the Doctor of Medicine with any undergraduate degree, and set yourself up for a range of rewarding careers, from general practice to pathology, paediatrics to surgery. Deakin University’s Doctor of Medicine has a unique focus on rural and regional medicine, Indigenous Health and patient-centred communication skills.

Want a medicine degree that enables you to enhance community health and wellbeing?
Deakin’s Doctor of Medicine takes you beyond the classroom to work with patients all across Victoria and beyond. You’ll learn how medicine is practised in rural areas, while building valuable relationships that kick start career growth once you graduate.
The course shines a light on Indigenous Health, and will help you broaden your perspective of clinical medicine to encompass public health, legal and ethical perspectives. Your study experience will allow you to advance the health and wellbeing of communities in Australia and beyond.

University

Curtin University

Curtin Medical School, Level 5, Building 410, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, WA, 6102

08 9266 5773

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

Curtin Medical School is the #1 in Australia in its field of study for teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources and student support according to the 2021 Good Universities Guide. It is also the top WA university for overall experience and skills development. The CMS five-year, direct-entry medical degree is designed for school-leavers and is the only undergraduate entry program in Western Australia. The overall aim of the Curtin Medical School is to graduate doctors who are competent and ready to practice safely and effectively, with care and compassion for patients and their families.

Curtin Medical School graduates will have a strong foundation for further medical training and lifelong learning. Throughout the course, students will develop: an understanding of medical and scientific knowledge; communication and clinical skills; skills as a health advocate; an awareness of ethical and professional responsibilities to patients; and strategies to cope with the challenges of medicine. Graduates of the course will be well prepared to begin an internship and pursue further medical training in specialty fields. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS(Curtin), course has a strong emphasis on primary care to position graduates well for rural and remote practice, and outer suburban locations, where there is a shortage of doctors.

University

Australian National University

Australian National University, Florey Building 54 Mills Road, Acton ACT 2601

02 6125 5111

Website

Regiona Training Hub

Rural Clinical Schools /
Regional Medical Schools

Rural Clinical Schools

York Peninsula

University of Adelaide

Kadina Medical Associates 3/77-79 Port Rd, Kadina SA 5554

08 8313 6280

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Whyalla and Roxby Downs

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide 9/11 Darling Terrace Whyalla SA 5600

08 7641 3802

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Port Pirie

University of Adelaide

The Terrace & Alexander Street, Port Pirie SA 5540

08 8638 4718

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Port Lincoln and Ceduna

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide –DRH 86 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606

08 8621 3602

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Port Augusta

The University of Adelaide - DRH 34 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta SA 5700

08 8641 9406

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Mount Gambier

University of Adelaide

155 Wireless Road West, Mount Gambier SA 5290

08 8726 3910

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Mount Barker

University of Adelaide

Level 1, 57 Wellington Road, Mount Barker SA 5251

08 7320 3148

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Clare

University of Adelaide

Clare Medical Centre 41 Old N Rd, Clare SA 5453

08 8841 3777

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Broken Hill

University of Adelaide

259 Morgan St, Broken Hill NSW 2880 Broken Hill, NSW 2880

08 8080 1201

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Barossa

University of Adelaide

Barossa Valley PRCC 23 Railway Terrace, Nuriootpa SA 5355 Nuriootpa, SA 5355

08 7221 8242

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Thursday Island

James Cook University

86-88 Victoria Parade, Thursday Island QLD 4875

07 4212 3610

Website

James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) has a Research, Office, Conference and Staff Accommodation Facility on Thursday Island. JCU MBBS students can preference to undertake their Rural Placements on Thursday Island in years two, four and six. Placements range from 4 weeks for MBBS2 to 40 weeks in the case the case of our Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) for MBBS6. JCU/AITHM Thursday Island has 2 part time staff who manage the student experiences and the day to day activities for JCU in the region including our 2 student houses.

Rural Clinical Schools

Mount Isa

James Cook University

100 Joan Street, Mount Isa

07 4745 4500

Website

James Cook University’s (JCU’s) Murtupuni Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MCRRH) is headquartered in Mount Isa with nodes in Cloncurry, Emerald, Longreach, Normanton and Weipa, where many of JCU’s MBBS students undertake placement throughout their degree in years two, four, five and six. Placements are available across the North West, Central West, Lower Gulf, Western Cape and Emerald and are facilitated through hospitals, primary health clinics, private practice, service learning programs, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations such as Gidgee Healing and remote area nurse led clinics.

Student placement in outback rural and remote Queensland exposes students to interprofessional practice, rural community life, culture and livelihoods, a potential future and training pipeline with a variety of specialties including general practice, rural generalist, retrieval medicine, occupational medicine, public health, Indigenous health, general medicine, general surgery, anaesthetics, obstetrics, paediatrics, oncology and palliative care, mental health and psychiatry. Low consultant-to-student ratio means more clinical opportunity, better access to clinical teaching and a wide variety of complex clinical presentations as well as telehealth and remote health services. GP training and Regional Training Hub staff provide valuable connections from undergraduate to intern to postgraduate training pathways.

Rural Clinical Schools

Mackay

James Cook University

JCU Mackay Clinical School Building K, Level 1 Mackay Base Hospital Bridge Road, Mackay QLD 4740

07 4885 7100

Website

The Mackay Base Hospital is a contemporary 300 bed hospital which is large enough to provide a broad casemix, but small enough to allow students excellent access to consultant/registrar teaching and supervision. The high student to patient ratio provides a rich experiential learning environment. Enthusiastic clinical staff ensure students feel part of the clinical team, and their contributions are valued. Whilst the curriculum and rotation structure is the same as Townsville and Cairns Clinical Schools, there is a variety of placement opportunities including the Mackay Base Hospital, Mater Hospital, Mackay Rehabilitation Hospital, Community Services and General Practices. Students are allocated to small rotation groups of 6-7, which allows good access to procedural skills practise, teaching opportunities, and training equipment.

The student facilities at the Base Hospital are designed for the modern, high-tech student. There is 24/7 swipe-card access, free wifi, electronic attendance records, quiet study desks, spaces for group study, computer labs, and student lockers. The Mater JCU Clinical Training Centre also has modern spaces for study and tutorials that students utilise while on placements at the Mater Hospital.

With quite a multicultural background, you will find many different dining options within the area. From Indian, Asian, Greek and Italian you will be sure to find something to suit. The Mackay Harbour dining precinct is a lovely spot to spend a Sunday afternoon, enjoy a meal, a cool drink, and listen to local talent playing some tunes by the sea.

While in the area, a visit to Eungella – land of the clouds, is a must with its many walking trails through the rainforest and the possibility of spotting a Platypus in the local River. Over lunch at the Eungella Chalet, you can take in the view of the Pioneer Valley, on a clear day, you are able to see out over the Valley to the Mackay Harbour, 80 kilometres away. On the way you could also call in to Finch Hatton Gorge for a swim and grab a famous Pinnacle Pie from the Pinnacle Pub

The Whitsunday area is just a 1.5 hour drive up the road. Airlie Beach is a resort town and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Take advantage of living in the area to visit one of the tropical islands and of course, Whitehaven Beach

In Mackay all Year 5 students are accommodated between 2 accommodation sites. We can offer rooms to some of the Year 6 students for their terms in Mackay, depending on the number of rooms left. Both sites offer a private, lockable room with shared kitchen, bathrooms and lounge area.

Rural Clinical Schools

Tablelands

James Cook University

Atherton Clinical School, Whitehouse, Atherton, 48-56 Jack Street, Atherton QLD 4883

07 4095 6100

Website

James Cook University (JCU) has an education facility for JCU MBBS students based in Atherton known as “The Whitehouse”. JCU MBBS students have the option of undertaking a rural placement in the Tablelands in years two, four and six. JCU’s team on the Tablelands supports and coordinates medical students during their placement on the Tablelands, as well as coordinates all of JCU’s rural medical placements across Northern Queensland, including the management of our College’s rural accommodation network.

Rural Clinical Schools

Townsville

James Cook University

TUH: 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, QLD 4814

(07) 4433 1790

Website

Townsville Clinical School is located in the Townsville University Hospital and the Mater Private Hospital and Health Service which supports and delivers clinical training and placement for years 4, 5 and 6  in the MBBS program. Fourth year students rotate through a number of rotations including community, clinical placement, aged care facilities and specialised clinics. Fifth and sixth year curriculum covers Surgery, Medicine, General Practice, Mental Health, Reproductive and Neonatal Health and Child & Adolescents Health and Emergency Department under the supervision of senior consultants and registrars, all of whom provide excellent learning opportunities and support.

Townsville Clinical School supports the training continuum by facilitating student interest groups linking students with junior doctors and registrars including Medicine Interest Network Townsville (MINT), Surgical Interest Group (SIG) and Psychology Interest Forum (PIF).

Rural Clinical Schools

Cairns

James Cook University

Cairns Clinical School, Cairns Hospital, 165 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870

07 4232 2313

Website

James Cook University’s (JCU) Cairns Rural Clinical School is located at the Cairns Hospital which supports clinical training in years four, five and six of the MBBS program.

In Cairns, students will be at the frontline of health in the Cape York, Torres Strait and Hinterland districts. This provides the opportunity to study and observe a range of tropical and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues not seen elsewhere in the country. The Cairns Hospital is the referral centre for Far North Queensland and all major health specialties have units in the hospital, plus a range of outreach specialist services.

Students in Cairns participate in rotations at the Cairns Hospital and the Cairns Private hospital as well as smaller regional hospitals within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital Health service area whilst on their rural placements. A brand new state of the art City Campus provides a Clinical Skills laboratory for fourth year students, study areas and high tech teaching spaces. Their course also includes placements to community health centres, aged care facilities and specialised clinics. Years five and six students experience a range of different rotations across the hospital network under the excellent supervision of senior consultants and registrars, all of whom provide excellent learning opportunities across the diverse population that make the region their home as well as international tourists and retirees who are frequent visitors. These enriched experiences across a wide spectrum of the population provide a wonderful grounding for the future graduate.

Rural Clinical Schools

Warren Blackwood (combined site with Bridgetown and Manjimup)

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

173 Hampton Street, Bridgetown

08 9722 0511

Website

The Warren-Blackwood RCSWA office is located on Bridgetown’s main street, nestled between lovely cafes and the memorial park. The office is accessible 24hr a day and has internet, VC equipment and study rooms. Accommodation is a spacious fully furnished 4 bedroom house which sits on an acre, overlooking the Bridgetown agricultural show ground.
The Bridgetown hospital is a 1 min walk from the house and the office is only a km away. Students at this placement will service Bridgetown, Boyup Brook, Balingup and Manjimup all within a 20 min drive. They will have access to 5 General Practices, Community Health, Aboriginal Health and 3 District Hospitals which between them cover obstetrics, emergency medicine, anaesthetics and an array of regular surgical lists with visiting specialist. Find out more about Warren-Blackwood placements by contacting warrenblackwood@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Broken Hill

University of Wollongong

Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health. Corrindah Ct. Broken Hill, NSW 2880

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Murwillumbah

University of Wollongong

North Coast University Centre for Rural Health. Murwillumbah Hospital, Ewing Street Murwillumbah NSW 2484

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Lismore

University of Wollongong

North Coast University Centre for Rural Health. 61 Uralba St Lismore NSW 2480

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Grafton

University of Wollongong

Grafton Base Hospital, Arthur Street Grafton, 2460

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Murrumbidgee

University of Wollongong

Murrumbidgee Clinical Teaching and Learning Centre (St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital Griffith, 41-45 Animoo Road Griffith, NSW 2680

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Mudgee

University of Wollongong

Corner Meares and Lewis Streets, MUDGEE New South Wales 2850

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Forbes

University of Wollongong

Lot 1, Elgin Street, Forbes New South Wales 2871

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Southern Highlands

University of Wollongong

Bowral and District Hospital, 103 Bowral Street, Bowral NSW 2576

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Milton

University of Wollongong

106 Princes Highway, Milton New South Wales 2538

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Nowra

University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus, George Evans Road, Mundamia 2540

02 4221 5905

Website

The University of Wollongong’s Graduate Medicine (GM) aims to graduate excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice, who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for persons in all geographic settings but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.

The medical curriculum covers a diversity of content, encompassing biological and social sciences, clinical medicine, law, ethics, research and critical analysis, and personal and professional development. This provides a variety of opportunities for involvement in curriculum delivery for academic staff working alone and in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Wollongong’s MD program is delivered primarily on two campuses located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven, as well as in numerous rural clinical school sites throughout NSW.

Rural Clinical Schools

Port Headland

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

8/2 Byass Street, South Hedland WA 6722

08 9172 6500

Website

The RCSWA’s office is located in South Hedland, which is walking distance from the hospital. Student housing is opposite the racecourse in two adjacent, modern three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouses.
Port Hedland Regional Hospital provides 50 acute beds catering for medical, surgical, paediatric, and obstetrics and gynaecology. There are about 300 deliveries per year. Attached to the hospital is Yulanya, offering up to 25 beds. The hospital has eight full-time GPs, two registrars, two interns and seven resident specialists. There are three GP practices in town. Resident specialists include a general surgeon, radiologist, anaesthetist, two physicians, a paediatrician and an obstetrician/gynaecologist. Find out more about Port Hedland placements by contacting porthedland@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Northam

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

104 Wellington Street, Northam WA 6401

08 9621 3600

Website

The RCSWA’s student residence in Northam is located within walking distance of the main street. A four-bedroom spacious house, it comes fully equipped and with internet. The RCSWA works closely with Northam Hospital as well as general practitioners and medical specialists in the regions close to Northam and Toodyay. Primary health services such as Aboriginal health and aged care are provided, and specialists often visit Northam. Find out more about Northam placements by contacting northam@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Narrogin

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

43-55 Williams Road, Narrogin WA 6312

08 9853 9700

Website

The RCSWA administrative and teaching centre provides a modern space for lectures, tutorials, private study and recreation. Students can access the office facilities 24 hours a day.
Accommodation is located near the rear of the Narrogin Hospital and town centre. The house has five bedrooms (two with ensuites), a study, internet and is fully furnished and equipped. It’s possible to get around Narrogin without a vehicle by making use of available bicycles, however there is ample parking should students decide to drive. Narrogin Hospital services its immediate residents as well as the surrounding towns. A modern facility, it has an emergency department, obstetrics unit, paediatric unit, acute surgical/medical/psych unit, day surgery unit, and a cancer support and palliative care unit.
Narrogin has two general practices employing 12 GPs with skills in anaesthetics and obstetrics. Find out more about Narrogin placements by contacting narrogin@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Kununurra

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

112a Coolibah Drive, Kununurra WA 6743

08 9166 7400

Website

Kununurra’s population consists of a high percentage of young Aboriginal adults. A Kununurra placement gives students the opportunity to see a diverse range of patients, and they may find themselves the very first person to assess them. Students have 24-hour access to the RCSWA administrative and teaching centre for the use of office facilities, the library and video-conferencing equipment.
Accommodation is a 10-minute drive from the office and town centre. The home is new, with four bedrooms, air-conditioning, internet and regular garden maintenance. Kununurra District Hospital provides emergency, inpatient, obstetric, and some primary healthcare, whilst the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) provides most primary healthcare services. Most specialists visit both centres, and both centres provide outlying clinics which students are encouraged to attend. Find out more about Kununurra placements email kununurra@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Karratha

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

66 Welcome Road, Karratha WA 6714

08 9186 7800

Website

The RCSWA’s Karratha office is located close to the town centre, providing 24-hour access to simulation equipment, IT and office facilities. Students stay at a fully equipped five-bedroom house, a five-minute drive from Nickol Bay Hospital. Nickol Bay Hospital, Sonic Health Plus and Karratha Medical Centre service the area and provide training opportunities to students. Students may also travel to Onslow Hospital, Wickham Primary Health Centre, and Mawarnkarra Aboriginal Medical Service at Roebourne. Students in Karratha can gain clinical experience in accident and emergency, surgical, maternity and general medicine. Specialists visit often to provide outpatient services. Find out more about Karratha placements by contacting karratha@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Geraldton

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

A Frame, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton WA 6530

08 9960 5200

Website

Geraldton features three student units and one/two houses close to the Geraldton Regional Hospital. There are 42 private practitioners in Geraldton, four employed by the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, most of whom are involved in teaching students. There are also around 37 visiting specialists per month who happily dedicate their time to conducting tutorials and allowing students to attend their clinics. St John of God Hospital, allied health services and Geraldton Regional Hospital provide students with a range of learning opportunities in emergency, surgical, paediatrics, maternity, gynaecological, psychiatric, vascular surgery, chemotherapy, renal dialysis, palliative and anaesthetic care. Find out more about Geraldton placements by contacting geraldton@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Esperance

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

90 Dempster Street, Esperance WA 6450

08 9076 4300

Website

The RCWA’s student house is a four-minute walk from Esperance District Hospital, the town centre, and a large sporting complex. The hospital provides 40 beds for emergency, obstetrics, general, surgical, palliative, paediatric and psychiatric admissions. Local GPs are spread across four practices, teaching and mentoring RCSWA students in a range of skills including anaesthetics, surgery and obstetrics. There are also regular visiting specialists to Esperance. Find out more about Esperance placements by contacting esperance@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Derby

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

149 Loch Street, Derby WA 6728

08 9161 6600

Website

Derby is a town of about 4500 people, half of whom are Indigenous Australians representing three different language groups. Located 2354km north of Perth, Derby Regional Hospital caters to local residents and surrounding areas with emergency, maternity, surgical and paediatric care. We provide a four-bedroom, fully furnished house for students, which is located close to the hospital. The Derby Aboriginal Health Services (DAHS) runs preventative and public health programs, including maternal and child health, women’s health, chronic disease and sexual health. Derby Regional Hospital, DAHS and The Royal Flying Doctor Service run clinics in remote Aboriginal communities in the West Kimberley and beyond. Medical staff and students visit these communities to participate in the clinics. Find out more about Derby placements by contacting derby@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Carnarvon

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

Unit 14/12 Robinson Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

08 9941 7100

Website

Students in Carnarvon have 24-hour access for the use of IT equipment and video-conferencing facilities. The student house is a 10-minute walk to the town centre. Carnarvon Regional Hospital is staffed by six District Medical Officers and a Senior Medical Officer who provide 24-hour emergency, anaesthetic and obstetric cover. A range of specialists visit on a regular basis. Carnarvon Medical Centre and Aboriginal Medical Services are located within walking distance from the hospital. Find out more about Carnarvon placements by contacting carnarvon@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Busselton

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

76 Gale Street, Busselton WA 6280

08 9752 6400

Website

The RCWA has two four-bedroom, fully furnished and equipped student houses available in Busselton, five kilometres from the town centre. Students placed in Busselton are required to travel between Margaret River, Dunsborough and Bunbury so will need to have their own transport. Students spend five sessions per week rotating through the Busselton District Hospital or one of six practices located in the surrounding regions. Busselton District Hospital provides emergency, day surgery, a hospice, renal dialysis, radiology, anaesthetics, two theatres and two birth suites. Find out more about Busselton placements by contacting busselton@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Bunbury

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

Building 3, Edith Cowan University, Robertson Drive, Bunbury WA 6230

08 9722 0500

Website

Students live in three four-bedroom homes in College Grove, Bunbury, a five-minute walk to the South West Health Campus, and seven kilometres from the town centre.
Both public and private hospitals in Bunbury are located at the South West Health Campus, sharing an emergency department. The St John of God Medical Centre features suites for radiology, pathology and for local and visiting specialists.

Bunbury Regional Hospital has 103 inpatient beds consisting of six wards: surgical, acute psychiatric, medical, maternity, paediatrics, and a high dependency unit. There is also a Primary Health Division providing physiotherapy, speech pathology, incontinence care, occupational therapy, dietetics, diabetes care and social work. St John of God Health Care offers 120 beds for maternity, surgery, oncology, renal care and palliative care. Find out more about Bunbury placements by contacting bunbury@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Broome

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

12 Napier Terrace, Broome WA 6725

08 9194 3240

Website

Broome is one of the most popular placements, and serves as a gateway to the Kimberley region. The RCSWA’s Broome office is co-located with the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS). Students stay at one of two fully furnished, four-bedroom houses 8 kilometres from the hospital and 6 kilometres from the office and town.

Broome Hospital has 36 beds, including six nursing home beds. It caters for medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity services, as well as emergency care. Local specialists are on hand to mentor students, with other specialists visiting often.

KAMS provides a teaching campus for Aboriginal health workers and medical students, as well as a 10 station haemodialysis unit as part of the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service.
There are two private practices in Broome, as well as hospital GPs and GP registrars. Broome has a resident general surgeon, physician, psychiatric registrar, psychiatrists, as well as obstetric and anaesthetic specialists.

Find out more about Broome placements by emailing broome@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Albany

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

RCSWA Albany, 35 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330

08 9842 0822

Website

The RCSWA’s Albany office is in the town centre within the UWA Science Building of the Albany campus. Two comfortable and fully furnished student houses are located close to the campus and a six-minute drive from town.The new Albany Health Campus provides health services to more than 55,000 Great Southern residents. Specialists and units include general surgery, emergency medicine, obstetrics, psychiatrists and more. Find out more about Albany placements by emailing albany@rcswa.edu.au.

Rural Clinical Schools

Kalgoorlie

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

UWA Science Building, 31 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330

08 9022 5666

Website

The Rural Clinical School of WA (RCSWA) helps rural communities sustain a locally trained and loyal medical workforce by placing medical students in country regions. Under the program, students gain valuable hands-on experience, enjoy close mentoring and are more likely to return to rural towns after they graduate.

The RCSWA offers placements in 15 rural towns between Kununurra and Esperance, and more than 106 students a year are selected to spend their penultimate year of study in these locations. Students work in small teams with local academic staff, doctors, medical professionals and mentors, and in health services including paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, internal medicine, Indigenous health and general practice.

The RCSWA aims to drive a larger presence of doctors into country towns that face health and medical welfare challenges, while giving student doctors the chance to learn from real-life experiences. Peer-reviewed research shows students who undertake an RCSWA placement are four times more likely to return to work in the country compared to others.
The RCSWA program is a professional and personal enrichment opportunity. It is a year-long program undertaken in the second last year of the medical degree with students from the University of WA, Notre Dame University –School of Medicine and Curtin University. Students are placed at one of 15 sites around the state.

Rural Clinical Schools

Mersey

University of Tasmania

Rural Clinical School (Mersey), Corridor 2C, Mersey Community Hospital, Bass Hwy, Latrobe, Tasmania

03 6430 1668 

Website

The Rural Clinical School’s Mersey campus is located within the Mersey Community Hospital in the idyllic North-West town of Latrobe. Students have trained at the site since 2006, with the RCS occupying a section of the second level. The Mersey campus serves the teaching and learning needs of medical students, junior doctors, postgraduate students and a wide range of health professionals and students in the region.

Rural Clinical Schools

Burnie

University of Tasmania

Rural Clinical School (Burnie), Hospitals' campus, Brickport Road, Burnie, Tasmania

03 6430 4550

Website

The Rural Clinical School is one of three University of Tasmania sites that train 4th and 5th Year Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) medical students. Our school is located across two campuses which can be found at the North-West Regional Hospital in Burnie and within the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.

The Burnie campus is located between the North-West Private Hospital and North-West Regional Hospital, the Burnie campus is the main site for students and staff and where the majority of our academic programs are delivered.

In addition to training future doctors, we also support nursing, pharmacy, clinical psychology and other allied health students who are studying here.

Rural Clinical Schools

Orange

University of Sydney

Audley Clinic, Cnr Acacia Way & Canobolas Drive, 1502 Forest Road, Orange, NSW, 2800

02 5310 4108

Website

University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health was established in 2001 and has campuses in Dubbo and Orange New South Wales. University of Sydney medical students can complete the third or fourth year of their medical degree at the School of Rural Health, with some limited two-year placements available. The School of Rural Health campuses have state-of-the-art training and study facilities, including simulation labs and teaching spaces, and offer students modern accommodation with a range of lifestyle amenities. To deliver high-quality clinical experiences, the School of Rural Health combines a network of medical facilities, public and private hospitals, general practices and private specialists. Students who attend the School of Rural Health not only gain a world-class medical education, but also the aptitude, knowledge and skills to practice in rural and remote Australia.

Rural Clinical Schools

Dubbo

University of Sydney

School of Rural Health, 11 Moran Drive, Dubbo NSW 2830

02 5809 9400

Website

University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health was established in 2001 and has campuses in Dubbo and Orange New South Wales. University of Sydney medical students can complete the third or fourth year of their medical degree at the School of Rural Health, with some limited two-year placements available. The School of Rural Health campuses have state-of-the-art training and study facilities, including simulation labs and teaching spaces, and offer students modern accommodation with a range of lifestyle amenities. To deliver high-quality clinical experiences, the School of Rural Health combines a network of medical facilities, public and private hospitals, general practices and private specialists. Students who attend the School of Rural Health not only gain a world-class medical education, but also the aptitude, knowledge and skills to practice in rural and remote Australia.

Rural Clinical Schools

Bundaberg

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School Bourbong Street Bundaberg QLD 4670

07 4130  1900 

Website

Bundy, as it’s affectionately known, is a thriving regional centre roughly 360 km north of Brisbane. The region is home to some 100,000 people. The traditional owners of the land are the Taribelang Bunda and Gurang Gurang People.

The Bundaberg region is famous for its natural attractions – turtles, whales, manta rays, beaches, rivers, gorges and the Great Barrier Reef, which starts here. Bundy is perhaps best known for its breweries and distilleries, and the sugarcane and fresh produce that inspired them.

Residential accommodation is available to students in a modern unit complex owned and managed by Univeristy of Queensland.
The complex comprises four three-bedroom and four two-bedroom units opening onto a central courtyard. All units are fully furnished and feature private study spaces, internet access, fans and airconditioning.
The complex is centrally located within walking distance of the main teaching hospitals and practices.

Rural Clinical Schools

Hervey Bay

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School 2-4 Medical Place Urraween QLD 4655

07 4194 4800

Website

Situated around 300 km north of Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a lively and modern regional centre with a welcoming atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle. The town has a permanent population of around 55,000. Tourism swells this number, particularly come whale season from July to November.

Hervey Bay is famous as the whale watching capital of Australia, and is a popular gateway to the largest sand island in the world and heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island). As a tourism hub, Hervey Bay offers a wealth of services and attractions.

Hervey Bay’s neighbour city is the historical town of Maryborough, with a population of 27,000. Together they form part of the area known as the Fraser Coast.
The traditional custodians of the region are the Butchulla People.
Residential accommodation is available to Hervey Bay RCS students at two townhouse complexes owned and managed by the University.
• Kawungan has two x four bedroom townhouses.
• Point Vernon has two x three bedroom townhouses.

Rural Clinical Schools

Rockhampton

University of Queensland

Cnr Cambridge & Canning Street, Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

07 4931 2999

Website

Rockhampton is a major centre for the Central Queensland Region. It’s situated on the Fitzroy River, roughly 600 km from Brisbane. The town services a population of more than 80,000 people. The traditional custodians of the land are the Darumbal People.

Rocky, as it’s fondly known, is a lively blend of history, country charm and local industry. The town is a popular hub for travellers, with the region well known for its rugged landscape and natural attractions. The Heritage-Listed Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are among the largest regional gardens in Australia. The nearby coastal town of Yeppoon is a popular getaway for locals.

A residential complex provides townhouse and studio-style accommodation for up to 30 students. All units are fully furnished and feature private study spaces and internet access.
The centre also comprises a common room and teaching and learning facilities. The complex is centrally located within walking distance of the main teaching hospitals and practices.

Rural Clinical Schools

Toowoomba

University of Queensland

152 West St, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

07 4633 9700

Website

Toowoomba is roughly 125 km west of Brisbane. It sits atop the Great Dividing Range, at a comfortable 700 metres above sea level. Toowoomba is a dynamic regional town with a population of more than 100,000 people. As the main centre for the Darling Downs Region, it’s a hub for industry, commerce, education and health. The traditional custodians of the land are the Giabal and Jarowair Peoples.

Known as the Garden City, Toowoomba enjoys four distinct seasons. The town has a rich heritage and lively culture, playing host to numerous major cultural and sporting events throughout the year. It’s also the perfect place to sample the region’s abundant local produce.

Residential accommodation is available to Toowoomba RCS students at several locations.
• The James Street complex comprises one three-bedroom and ten two-bedroom units, and is situated 200 metres from UQRCS.
• The Buckland Street complex features four detached three-bedroom townhouses, and is approximately 1.5 km from UQRCS.
• Private leased accommodation at various locations, if required.
All units are fully furnished and feature private study spaces and internet access.

Rural Clinical Schools

Wagga Wagga

University of Notre Dame

40 Hardy Avenue Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

02 8204 4109

Website

The Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School opened in June 2011 in the grounds of Calvary Health Care Riverina, providing office space for staff, a tutorial room, a small library and computer work stations for students.

On 4 August 2014, a standalone, purpose built clinical school building was officially opened. The new building was part of a project funded by the Commonwealth Government under a Rural Clinical Schools funding grant.

The new Clinical School building is comprised of tutorial rooms, consulting suites, academic and staff offices, a lecture theatre, student common room and staff facilities. The clinical school provides teaching facilities for students in both the third and final years of the School’s medical program.

Rural Clinical Schools

Tamworth (Peel)

University of Newcastle

Tamworth Education Centre (TEC) 114-148 Johnston Street Tamworth NSW 2340

02 6755 3555

Website

The Tamworth region covers 9,653.25 square kilometres, with a population of over 58,000. From the Nandewar Range north of Barraba, to the head of the Peel River and the Great Dividing Range, Tamworth Region is one of the most progressive and exciting places in inland Australia. It combines country living with city style, history, sport and culture. The region is about three times the size of Sydney basin or the same area as Lake Eyre.

Tamworth is the major business centre of the North West and New England Region of NSW. The City of Tamworth covers 184 sq km and is home to over 50,000 people. It is widely known as the Country Music Capital of Australia, and attracts some 50,000 visitors every January to the festival. Throughout the year Tamworth thrives with cultural activities offering Art Galleries, Museums, a Conservatorium of Music, Libraries and the Capitol Theatre Tamworth. In 2008, Tamworth opened its doors to a $30 million world-class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) which now attracts some of Australia’s most action packed equine events.

Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital provides 265 beds with a 24 hour Emergency Department, high level Surgical and Medical services, including a Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterisation laboratory, Burns Unit, Rehabilitation services (including Brain Injury), a Diabetes Centre, Banksia Mental Health Unit, Renal services, Oncology, Radiology and Pathology. Tamworth Community Health Centre is located adjacent to the hospital, providing access to a range of community health services.

Rural Clinical Schools

Armidale (Tablelands)

University of Newcastle

Tablelands Clinical School (TCS) 110 Butler Street Armidale NSW 2350

02 6755 3555

Website

High on the Northern Tablelands, Armidale is the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for 25,000 citizens of 53 different nationalities. Armidale, with its unique blend of culture, state of the art technology, educational and natural beauty is a city offering diversity. Armidale is situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane and only two hours from the coast, it enjoys a warm summer, tones of amber during the autumn, a crisp winter and an exhilarating spring.

New England High Country boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage. Canyoning, mountain biking, birdwatching, trout fishing and other outdoor adventures take on an exciting new dimension up high. Discover the galleries, museums, fine food and wine.

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital provides for all types of medical services including medicine, surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics and accident and emergency as well as outpatient clinics. Ancillary services include radiology, pathology, occupational therapy and speech therapy, social work, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

Rural Clinical Schools

Taree (Manning)

University of Newcastle

Manning Education Centre (MEC) 69 High Street Taree NSW 2430

02 6755 3555

Website

Taree is on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, less than 4 hours north of Sydney, 2 hours north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Port Macquarie. The Local Government Area of Greater Taree encompasses an area of 3,752 sq km and a population of approximately 48,000 residents.

From the centre of Taree on the Manning River, you can visit beautiful coastal towns showcasing white sand beaches or quaint inland villages with their bustling markets and friendly locals. Swim, surf or fish your way across our 45 kilometers of pristine coastline and freshwater streams. Eat at one of the award winning cafes and restaurants, shop at one of our colourful local market, or watch whales and dolphins from the historic location of the Crowdy Head lighthouse.

Manning Rural Referral Hospital has specialist wards/units for surgery, day surgery, general medicine, critical care, obstetrics, paediatrics, emergency services, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, high dependency and mental health. Departments include Radiology, Ultrasound, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, ECG and Discharge Planning. Co-located with the hospital is the Taree Community Health Centre, Public Dental Clinic, Mental Health Service and Drug and Alcohol Service.

Rural Clinical Schools

Wagga Wagga

University of New South Wales

Harvey House, Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

02 6933 5111

Website

In 2020 the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Rural Clinical School celebrated its 20th year of providing a world-class medical education to rural students.

The UNSW’s Wagga Wagga campus is the school’s original campus and currently teaches years 3 – 6 (Phase 2 and 3) of the Medicine course. From 2021, the full 6-year course, years 1 – 6 is proposed to be offered at the UNSW’s Wagga campus providing significant opportunities for rural students in the local community and surrounding areas within the Murrumbidgee – Riverina areas wanting to study medicine. The student experience is embedded in professional relationships and teaching within an expert and diverse local medical community.

Students in Wagga Wagga have fantastic opportunities to learn and contribute to medical care in a rural – regional environment, and also gain experience through placements at surrounding smaller centres to develop skills and understanding of the local health needs in outlying rural and remote communities.

The UNSW Rural Clinical School Wagga Wagga campus teaches Years 3 – 6 (Ph 2 & 3) of the UNSW Medicine program with approximately 60 fulltime long-term students.

Rural Clinical Schools

Port Macquarie

University of New South Wales

26 Highfields Circuit, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

02 6580 7511

Website

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Rural Clinical School campus in Port Macquarie opened in 2002 and was located within Port Macquarie Base Hospital. In 2007, the current campus was built and a state-of-the-art medical education and training facility including lecture and tutorial spaces, video conferencing, skills laboratories, computer and tutorial rooms opened adjoining the Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
Student growth continued and 2012 saw the construction of a multi-million dollar extension showcasing improvements to the student and teaching environment including a 110-seat lecture theatre, Simulated Learning Environment and Student Recreation and Passive Learning space. Supported by the Commonwealth Government, a further expansion in 2015 saw the construction of the $20m Shared Health Research and Education Centre alongside the current campus and purpose built to deliver Year 1 and 2 (Phase 1) of the medicine program. In 2017, UNSW became the first Go8 University to offer the full 6-year undergraduate medicine course outside of a metropolitan centre at the Port Macquarie campus.

There is an extensive and varied medical workforce in Port Macquarie with over 100 general practitioners supported by over 70 specialists covering all major disciplines. Port Macquarie has many Community Health Clinics and two modern hospitals, which are extensively equipped providing students a tremendous clinical training experience.

The UNSW Rural Clinical School Port Macquarie campus teaches Years 1 – 6 (Ph 1, 2 & 3) of the UNSW Medicine program with approximately 110 fulltime long-term students.

Rural Clinical Schools

Griffith

University of New South Wales

30 Noorebar Ave, Griffith, NSW, 2680

02 6964 4823

Website

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Rural Clinical School campus in Griffith opened in 2013. Griffith is commonly referred to as the “oasis in the desert” with a population of approximately 26,000. With a very diverse blend of cultures, Griffith boasts some of the best food and wine industry offerings in the country. Located across the road from the hospital, medical students receive a variety of clinical opportunities and can also gain experience in smaller remote centres. The UNSW Rural Clinical School Griffith campus teaches Years 3 – 4 (Ph 2) of the UNSW Medicine program with both long-term and short-term placement students.

Rural Clinical Schools

Coffs Harbour

University of New South Wales

Coffs Harbour Health Campus, 345 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

02 6652 0411

Website

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Rural Clinical School campus in Coffs Harbour opened in 2001. A purpose-built state-of-the-art facility was opened in 2005, and a further substantial extension was completed in 2012 at a cost of nearly $2 million. The campus has two large lecture theatres, an extensive skills laboratory with simulation capabilities, a computer laboratory, several tutorial rooms, three well equipped consulting rooms, a number of academic offices, a Research/ILP office, a large academic and student common room with adjoining kitchen and an administrative suite. The UNSW Rural Clinical School Coffs Harbour campus teaches Years 3 – 6 (Ph 2 & 3) of the UNSW Medicine program with approximately 60 fulltime long-term students

Rural Clinical Schools

Albury Wodonga

University of New South Wales

559 East Street, Albury, NSW, 2640

02 6042 1311

Website

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Rural Clinical School campus in Albury Wodonga opened in 2000. In 2007, a new state-of-the-art campus was built to accommodate the rapidly growing staff and student population and in 2012, a multi-million dollar extension was completed including more tutorial rooms, significant upgrades to simulation areas as well as student common and staff work and areas. In 2019, the clinical skills area was upgraded.

UNSW’s modern campus provides students with all the amenities necessary making campus life and their learning experience enjoyable and delivered with a rural flavour. Smaller group numbers provides engaging and interactive learning opportunities and valuable professional relationships with clinical, academic and professional and technical staff.

The UNSW Rural Clinical School Albury-Wodonga campus teaches Years 3 – 6 (Ph 2 & 3)
of the UNSW Medicine program with approximately 60 fulltime long-term students.

Rural Clinical Schools

Ballarat

University of Melbourne

806 Mair St, Ballarat VIC 3350

03 9035 5511

Website

The University of Melbourne’s Ballarat campus of the Rural Clinical School (‘Dunvegan’) is adjacent to Ballarat Health Service (BHS) – Victoria’s second largest regional health service. BHS provides a comprehensive range of general and specialist care across key medical and healthcare disciplines including Acute Care, Sub-Acute Care, Residential Aged Care Services, Community Care, Psychiatric Services, Dental Services and Rehabilitation Services.

Ballarat offers the best of both worlds for students – its proximity to Melbourne makes it close enough for frequent weekends home, and visits from family and friends. It’s also large enough that the hospital covers all the ‘bread and butter’ medicine medical students need to thrive. At the same time, the country attitude means that clinicians are approachable, friendly, and happy to go the extra mile to help and teach students.

Rural Clinical Schools

Bendigo

University of Melbourne

100 Barnard St, Bendigo VIC 3550

03 9035 5511

Website

The University of Melbourne’s Bendigo Rural Clinical School students attend tutorials and other teaching sessions at the Monash University Bendigo Regional Clinical School which is located on site at Bendigo Health.

Students are integrated into the Monash University Regional Clinical School and study alongside Monash University students. Students receive a combination of Monash and Melbourne University tutorials that fully covers the Melbourne curriculum. Timetabling is done on site by Monash University in conjunction with the Melbourne University Sub-Dean and professional staff.

Students benefit from regular tutorials from visiting specialists from Melbourne and one on one bedside teaching. Students have access to the Clinical Skills Laboratory and high fidelity simulation equipment at the clinical school. Although not an exclusive Melbourne University site, students placed at Bendigo have the full support of the Rural Clinical School and an onsite Melbourne University Sub Dean.

Rural Clinical Schools

Shepparton

University of Melbourne

49 Graham St, Shepparton VIC 3630

03 9035 5511

Website

The University of Melbourne’s Shepparton campus of the Rural Clinical School (RCS) is adjacent to Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health). GV Health is an acute and extended care facility which provides Surgical, Medical, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Intensive Care and Psychiatry services as well as extended care and regional services. It has two smaller sites at Rushworth and Tatura with acute and aged care beds. GV Health provides community services that complement its inpatient role, such as Hospital in the Home (HitH), diabetes education, continence and aged care assessment, home based nursing and allied health. Students have the constant support of dedicated Clinical Education Facilitators (CEFs) in the medical, surgical and emergency departments at GV Health and access to the Clinical Skills Lab with its high fidelity simulation equipment. Small group sizes create opportunities for one on one interaction with clinicians and the development of meaningful relationships between students and clinicians.

Rural Clinical Schools

Wangaratta

University of Melbourne

Dixon St, Wangaratta VIC 3677

(03) 9035 5511

Website

The University of Melbourne’s Wangaratta campus of the Rural Clinical School (The Chalet) is adjacent to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW). NHW acts as a regional referral hospital for more complex patients from Bright, Mansfield, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Yarrawonga, Euroa, Benalla and Chiltern. Diagnostic services are provided on site through the Radiology, Pathology and Nuclear Medicine departments. Other integrated healthcare services are provided such as; Acute, Sub-Acute, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Special Care Neonatal, Critical Care, Dialysis, Day Stay, Oncology, Adult Psychiatry, Aged Care, Allied Health, and a wide range of community based programs. Ideally located to take advantage of the cold weather, Wangaratta is the perfect option for those of you who want to enjoy the snow season. Only 1.5 hours from Mt Buffalo and 2 hours from Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Falls Creek, weekend trips to the snow make a perfect excuse for family and friends to visit.

Rural Clinical Schools

Warragul

Monash University

15 Sargeant Street Warragul, Victoria, Australia

03 5122 7113

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health Warragul is co-located with West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s hospital in Warragul. The hospital is an 83-bed acute facility that treats approximately 11,000 inpatients and 13,500 emergency visits each year.

Rural Clinical Schools

Traralgon

Monash University

Monash Rural Health Traralgon Latrobe Regional Hospital 10 Village Avenue Traralgon

03 5122 7231

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health Traralgon is co-located with Latrobe Regional Hospital. LRH is a purpose-built, 257-bed teaching hospital offering a suite of medical services. The hospital treats close to 115,000 people every year, more than a quarter of them in its emergency department.

Rural Clinical Schools

Sale

Monash University

Monash Rural Health Guthridge Parade Sale Vic 3850

03 5143 8500

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health Sale is co-located with Central Gippsland Health Service. CGHS in Sale is the major provider of health services and residential aged care services in the Wellington Shire, covering virtually the entire municipality. The organisation has more than 70 acute beds, close to 180 high and low care residential aged care beds, as well as 15 independent living units. Its acute services include a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Emergency Department, operating theatres, day procedure unit, oncology and dialysis services.

Rural Clinical Schools

Mildura

Monash University

231-237 Thirteenth Street Mildura West

03 5022 5500

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health Mildura is located adjacent to Mildura Base Hospital, which is a training site for interns and registrars, and runs a comprehensive program for these doctors. Medical students are encouraged to participate in weekly sessions which include weekly teaching in radiology, ECG interpretation, intern issues and discipline-specific meetings. The hospital provides a wide range of specialty services including: General medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, mental health, chemotherapy, dialysis, vascular surgery, urology, cardiology, geriatrics, intensive care, anaesthetics and radiology.

Rural Clinical Schools

Leongatha

Monash University

Monash Building Gippsland Southern Health Service 66 Koonwarra Road Leongatha. Vic 3953

03 5122 6403

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health Leongatha is co-located with Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS), which is the major public healthcare provider in the South Gippsland Shire. The Korumburra hospital campus of Gippsland Southern Health Services has 16 acute beds and 20 residential care beds. There is a modern well-equipped theatre and accident and emergency department. The Leongatha hospital campus of Gippsland Southern Health Services has 23 acute beds, 7 obstetric beds and 36 residential care beds

Rural Clinical Schools

Churchill

Monash University

Northways Road Churchill Vic 3842

03 5122 7445

Website

Monash Rural Health Churchill delivers Year A of the four-year graduate entry medical program. There is also an opportunity to enrol in the Monash Rural End-to-End Program, where you’ll complete the majority of your Monash MD in rural Victoria. End-to-end students spend the first year at Monash Rural Health Churchill in Gippsland. For the next two and a half years of the three years of clinical training, you are then guaranteed a place in rural and regional hospitals and community-based practices. When you begin clinical training you will join with selected Monash direct entry MD students in a combined program across Monash Rural Health’s rural and regional footprint, and be part of the Monash Rural Cohort.
Co-located with the Gippsland campus of Federation University, Monash Rural Health Churchill offers complete library services, a sophisticated clinical skills simulation environment and close ties with practising clinicians. Monash Rural Health also has partnerships with health and community support agencies throughout Gippsland. During your first year at Churchill, Monash MD students have access to on-campus accommodation provided by Federation University. For your clinical training years in rural and regional Victoria, you have access to subsidised Monash accommodation located near the hospitals and community-services where you are placed.

Rural Clinical Schools

Bendigo

Monash University

26 Mercy Street Bendigo

03 5440 9000

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health is co-located with Bendigo Health who operate the largest public hospital in regional Victoria. Through our association with Bendigo Health students on clinical placement are exposed to: medical, surgical, rehabilitation, psychiatric care (both in-patient and community-based), aged care and ambulatory and community services. Speciality services at the hospital include critical care, cardiology, renal dialysis, maternal and women’s health, child and adolescent health, oncology, orthopaedic services.

Rural Clinical Schools

Bairnsdale

Monash University

Corner Victoria Street & Day Street Bairnsdale

03 5150 3613

Website

A placement in a regional or rural setting during your medical degree can set you up with great skills for any career direction you want to take once you graduate as a doctor. Students who have spent time training in regional and rural health services as part of their degree are well regarded by future employers.

Monash Rural Health offers opportunities for direct entry and graduate entry Monash MD students along with other Health Sciences students to undertake clinical placements for one, two, or more years across regional and rural Victoria in the north-west and Gippsland. Monash Rural Health’s clinical training sites are attached to regional hospitals and partner with community-based health services, with accommodation close by.

Monash Rural Health Bairnsdale is co-located with the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. BRHS provides healthcare services to more than 40,000 people across the East Gippsland Shire covering an area of 21,000 square kilometres. With 84 inpatient beds it provides acute (including emergency department), sub-acute and aged care services.

Rural Clinical Schools

Tennant Creek

Flinders University – NT

Shop 1 / 135 Paterson Street Tennant Creek Northern Territory 0860

08 8951 4715

Website

In Tennant Creek, Flinders NT has an office in the main street with local administrative staff supported by the team in Alice Springs. There is convenient accommodation for visiting students. Our focus in Tennant Creek is to contribute to improving health outcomes of people in remote communities through the provision of high-quality remote clinical placements.

Medical care in Tennant Creek is delivered through three services:
• Tennant Creek Hospital
• Tennant Creek General Practice
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporate

Rural Clinical Schools

Alice Springs

Flinders University – NT

Rubuntja Building Alice Springs Hospital 6 Gap Road PO Box 2234 Alice Springs NT 0871

08 8951 4709

Website

Flinders University NT’s focus in Alice Springs is to contribute to the improved health outcomes of people in remote communities through the provision of high-quality tertiary education, training and research focusing on the discipline of Remote Health. Flinders NT have campuses at the Centre for Remote Health, and at the Rabuntja Building in the Alice Springs Hospital grounds. The NT Medical Program teaching facilities include well-equipped lecture rooms, meeting rooms and simulated learning environments. There is the opportunity for some third-year medical students to complete their entire year or half the year in Alice Springs. Accommodation is available for students undertaking placements and study in Central Australia. Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning NT (RIPPL NT) team provides support and assistance to allied health and nursing students, their universities and clinical supervisors.

Rural Clinical Schools

Nhulunbuy

Flinders University – NT

Nhulunbuy Clinical Education Training Facility Gove District Hospital Matthew Flinders Way

08 8939 3600

Website

The Flinders NT Clinical Education Training Facility is located within the Gove District Hospital grounds and facilitates learning and provides support for medical, nursing and allied health students on placement. Students based in Nhulunbuy can access shared accommodation. The facility is an educational hub used by various stakeholders across the region. Flinders NT is passionate about working towards improving the health and wellbeing of the Indigenous community by building the remote health workforce.

Rural Clinical Schools

Katherine

Flinders University – NT

O’Keefe House Katherine District Hospital Giles Street

08 8971 9640

Website

The Flinders University NT Katherine campus has offices, teaching spaces, a simulation lab and meeting facilities at O’Keefe House on the Katherine District Hospital grounds. In Katherine Flinders NT deliver educational opportunities along with facilitating and supporting medical students on placement as well as offering a variety of placements for health professionals which is managed through the Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning team.

Rural Clinical Schools

Tiwi, Darwin

Flinders University – NT

Building 4A, Royal Darwin Hospital Nightingale Road Tiwi Northern Territory 0810

08 8920 0200

Website

Students experience a diverse clinical experience in Darwin, including exposure to tropical, Indigenous and cross-cultural issues. Flinders NT manages modern, convenient, shared student accommodation in Darwin’s northern suburbs.
The Northern Territory Medical Program has purpose-built state of the art facilities and teaches across three main sites:
• Charles Darwin University
• Royal Darwin Hospital
• Community Based Medical Education (CMBE) Program
Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning NT (RIPPL NT) team provides support and assistance to allied health and nursing students, their universities and clinical supervisors.

Rural Clinical Schools

Casuarina, Darwin

Flinders University – NT

Yellow Building 4 Cnr University Drive North & University Drive West Casuarina, Northern Territory 0909

08 8920 0288

Website

Students experience a diverse clinical experience in Darwin, including exposure to tropical, Indigenous and cross-cultural issues. Flinders NT manages modern, convenient, shared student accommodation in Darwin’s northern suburbs.
The Northern Territory Medical Program has purpose-built state of the art facilities and teaches across three main sites:
• Charles Darwin University
• Royal Darwin Hospital
• Community Based Medical Education (CMBE) Program
Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning NT (RIPPL NT) team provides support and assistance to allied health and nursing students, their universities and clinical supervisors.

Rural Clinical Schools

Riverland

Flinders University

Renmark and Paringa District Hospital Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark SA 5341

08 8586 1000

Website

The Riverland is home to Flinders University’s undergraduate nursing degree and the first Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) program run by Flinders Rural Health SA. Third-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) students undertake the 12-month PRCC program based in medical practices in Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie. The Riverland PRCC was established in 1997 as the first full-year rural placement of the Flinders medical program. Each year, more than 200 additional Flinders nursing, allied health and fourth-year medical students visit the Riverland to undertake shorter clinical placements at hospital and health services throughout the region.

Rural Clinical Schools

Hills Mallee Fleurieu

Flinders University

76 Bay Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211

08 7221 8250

Website

Flinders University Rural Health SA has a large presence in the Hills Mallee Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island region with rural campuses in both Murray Bridge and Victor Harbor. Third year Doctor of Medicine students undertake the 12-month Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) program based at Mannum, Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Middleton and Kingscote (Kangaroo Island). Students are principally attached to a general practice, but also learn alongside health professionals in hospitals, community health centres, outreach agencies, Aboriginal Medical Services, and with private allied health practitioners. Nursing, allied health and fourth-year medical students undertake shorter clinical placements at hospital, health services and prisons throughout the region.

Rural Clinical Schools

Barossa Valley

Flinders University

23 - 25 Railway Terrace Nuriootpa SA 5355

08 7221 8249

Website

Third year Doctor of Medicine (MD) students undertake the 12-month Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) program based in medical practices in Angaston, Kapunda, Nuriootpa and Tanunda. This program started in 2008 and is the first time that medical students from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University have studied together in the same program.

Rural Clinical Schools

Mount Gambier

Flinders University

24 Vivienne Avenue, Mt Gambier SA 5290

08 8726 3999

Website

The Mount Gambier Flinders University campus provides students with video-conference and lecture facilities, consulting rooms, a large clinical practice workshop suite, and student common facilities including a kitchen and library.
Students can also take advantage of the recent expansions within the Mt Gambier hospital complex, which include new wards and specialist facilities providing up-to-date technology for enhanced student learning opportunities.

Rural Clinical Schools

Warrnambool Clinical School

Deakin University

South West Healthcare, Level 1, Ryot Street, Warrnambool, 3280

03 5564 4391

Website

Additional teaching sites have been established to train students during their third and fourth years at Deakin Univesity.
These sites are aligned with hospitals, health services and clinics in numerous areas, such as Barwon Health in Geelong, Eastern Health in Melbourne and the regional centres of Ballarat and Warrnambool.

Rural Clinical Schools

Rural Community Clinical School

Deakin University

Colac Health Services, 2-28 Connor Street, Colac, 3250

(03) 5563 3045

Website

At Deakin University the school’s Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS) offers students the option of parallel consulting during their third year via placements in smaller rural and regional towns. In common with the other clinical schools within Deakin, we conduct both education and research activities.

Rural Clinical Schools

Young

Australian National University

Clinical Education Unit 73 Lynch Street PO Box 1287 YOUNG NSW 2594

02 6382 6982

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Rural Clinical Schools

Cowra

Australian National University

Clinical Education Unit 73 Lynch Street PO Box 1287 YOUNG NSW 2594

02 6125 1306

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Cooma

Australian National University

Cooma Clinical Education Unit Cooma Hospital 2A Bent Street PO Box 10 COOMA NSW 2630

02 6452 5902

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Eurobodalla

Australian National University

Batemans Bay District Hospital 7a Pacific Street PO Box 1221 BATEMANS BAY NSW 2536

(02) 4472 3971

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Ballarat

Deakin University
Flinders University

Ballarat Health Service, Sturt St, Ballarat, 3350

03 5320 6832

Website

Additional teaching sites have been established to train students during their third and fourth years at Deakin University. These sites are aligned with hospitals, health services and clinics in numerous areas, such as Barwon Health in Geelong, Eastern Health in Melbourne and the regional centres of Ballarat and Warrnambool.

Rural Clinical Schools

Bega

Australian National University

Bega Clinical Education Unit (demountable building) Cnr Harry Scanes Ave (Virginia Drive) & Tathra Rd BEGA NSW 2550

02 6494 7263

Website

Rural Clinical Schools

Goulburn

Australian National University

Goulburn Base Hospital, 130 Goldsmith St, Goulburn NSW 2580

02 4822 9020

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Regional Training Hubs

Albany (South Regional Hub)

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

31 Stirling Terrace ALBANY WA 6330

08 9842 0854

Website

The Great Southern/South Wheatbelt/South West Regional Training Hub has a total geographical population of 307,000 and is based in Albany, the major centre of the Great Southern. Included in this Hub is the bigger region of the South West, population 176,000, that is very well serviced by a large Regional Hospital with established training and specialists programs in the City of Bunbury.

Regional Training Hubs

Grafton (Northern NSW)

University of Wollongong

Grafton Base Hospital: 184 Arthur Street, Grafton NSW 2460

02 6641 8349

Website

In 2017 the University of Wollongong (UOW) gained Commonwealth funding to establish the Clarence Valley Regional Training Hub (CVRTH). Our focus is on the Rural Generalists Pathway, in addition to 2 years GP training, required completion of 12 months advanced special skills in an area such as palliative care, paediatrics, emergency medicine or mental healthCVRTH shares the priorities as set out by the Commonwealth Department of Health and locally our tasks are to: Support the Clarence Health Service to gain accreditation for training of young doctors at Grafton and Maclean Hospitals from NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) and support the rotation of junior doctors from outside the region;. support the accreditation of Clarence general practices to train GPs and the accreditation of advanced training positions for GPs in Grafton and Maclean Hospitals; mentor and support medical students and young doctors who express an interest in regional and rural practice; and support the development of a medical workforce plan for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD).

Regional Training Hubs

Broome, Karratha (Kimberley/Pilbara)

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

The Rural Clinical School Of Western Australia, 12 Napier Terrace, Broome WA 6725

08 9722 0500

Website

The RCSWA Midwest Goldfields Regional Training hub is based in Geraldton, the capital of the Midwest, and covers the Health Department regions of the Midwest (Population 70,000) and Goldfields (population of about 60,000). Diverse region with agricultural and mining with significant remote aboriginal health problems. Large area relies most exclusively on GPs with limited visiting services. Both regional hospitals have a strong reliance on specialist staff with limited involvement of GPs and insufficient efforts to address the needs of GP training.

Regional Training Hubs

Geraldton, Kalgoorlie (Midwest/Goldfields)

Curtin University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, 167 Fitzgerald St GERALDTON 6530

08 9722 0500

Website

Based in Broome as the regional centre for the Kimberley. The Kimberley and Pilbara regions have a combined population of over 110,000 in an area larger than South Australia. These regions are heavily reliant on GPS for medical workforce and close to a third of the population are Aboriginal people. This hubs main focus will be on improving the GP workforce.

Regional Training Hubs

Launceston (North West Tasmania)

University of Tasmania

Level 2, Northern Integrated Care Service 41 Frankland Street Launceston TAS 7250

03 6324 3327

Website

The University of Tasmania’s Launceston Regional Training Hub has a small satellite office at the Launceston Clinical School including two part-time staff.

Regional Training Hubs

Burnie (North West Tasmania)

University of Tasmania

Level 1, Rural Clinical School Brickport Road Burnie TAS 7320

03 6430 4930

Website

The University of Tasmania’s Burnie Regional Training Hub has a small hospital in Burnie co-located with the Rural Clinical School. Each team member works part-time with the Hub and in other roles as well.

Regional Training Hubs

Lismore (Northern NSW)

University of Sydney
University of Wollongong

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba St, Lismore NSW 2480

02 6620 0886

Website

In April 2018, the Northern NSW Regional Training Hub (RTH) – Lismore, launched within the NNSWLHD-Richmond Network. The RTH is a University of Sydney, University Centre for Rural Health and NNSWLHD collaborative, successfully linking the medical student training delivered in the region to NNSWLHD’s prevocational & vocational training pathways. Our Network has strong commitment & capacity to sustain junior doctors from internship all the way through to fellowship. We are dedicated to the training needs and requirements of all Junior Medical Officer Training and Education, with support of the prerequisites for advanced training.

Priorities include:

• Enhance the reputation of the Richmond Valley as a benchmark teaching site, becoming a sought after location for doctors in training.
• Build and expand end-to-end Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) pathways in acute and primary settings, becoming a benchmark for rural/regional training.
• Maintain excellent College accreditation results to fulfill our teaching obligation and increase appeal to be “the” teaching hospital and a great place to work.
• Develop initiatives to better support the health and well-being of our doctors in rural locations

Regional Training Hubs

Broken Hill (Far Western NSW)

University of Sydney

Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, 259 Morgan St Broken Hill NSW 2880

Website

The Far West NSW Regional Training Hub is hosted by the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (University of Sydney). To create a sustainable medical workforce its focus is on forming collaborations between health organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS-SE), Far West Local Health District (FWLHD), Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN). It also supports all stages of medical career development.

The Hub aims to:·

  •  Generate a sustainable medical workforce that includes rural generalist medicine, to meet the health needs of the Far West NSW region.
  • Improve the coordination, continuity and capacity of rural clinical training to encourage and enable prevocational medical students to complete most of their studies and training in a rural and / remote area.
  • To provide opportunities and experiences which strengthen and foster a desire in those on the medical career pathway to choose to go rural.
Regional Training Hubs

Dubbo / Orange (Western NSW)

University of Sydney

School of Rural Health, 11 Moran Drive, Dubbo NSW 2830

Dubbo: 02 5809 9400; Orange 02 5310 4100

Website

The Western NSW Regional Training Hub is hosted by the School of Rural Health, Dubbo/Orange (University of Sydney). The Hub directly supports individuals to undertake medical education and training from student to fellow in the Western NSW region.  A range of initiatives to assist individuals in maximising their training in the region are provided which include: local workshops; access to scholarships; career pathway information and planning sessions, mentoring programmes and the promotion of rural medicine via a range of modalities. The Hub provides information to a broad range of people who are considering Medicine as a career. The overall objective is to work with our partners in developing regional training capacity by assisting health services and working with the Medical Colleges in obtaining accreditation for new or extended training positions; by supporting current supervisors of clinical training; and supporting local medical practitioners to become clinical supervisors when required. The Hub is often likened to the bridge between university and the local health system working with medical students and medical trainees at various levels in their career path.

Regional Training Hubs

Toowoomba (Southern Queensland)

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School 152 West Street Toowoomba QLD 4350

07 4633 9700

Website

The Regional Training Hub Southern Queensland (RTHSQ) geographical footprint is UQ’s largest and most southern hub. Hospital and Health Services are located at Augathella, Charleville, Cherbourg, Chinchilla, Dalby, Dirranbandi, Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Injune, Jandowae, Kingaroy, Meandarra, Miles, Millmerran, Mitchell, Morven, Mt Lofty Heights, Mungindi, Murgon, Nanango, Oakey, Quilpie, Roma, St George, Stanthorpe, Surat, Tara, Taroom, Texas, Thargomindah, Toowoomba, Wallumbilla, Wandoan, Waroona, Warwick, Westhaven and Wondai. The RTHSQ is led by Senior Academic Clinician Associate Professor Thomas Doolan.

Regional Training Hubs

Hervey Bay / Bundaberg (Wide Bay Regional)

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School 2-4 Medical Place Urraween QLD 4655

07 4130 1900

Website

The Regional Training Hub Wide Bay (RTHWB) geographical footprint is home to one of the most beautiful regions in Queensland with diverse lifestyle options, access to gourmet food and produce, stunning environments and flourishing industries. Hospital and Health Services are located at Biggenden, Bundaberg, Childers, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Gin Gin, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera. The RTHWB is led by Senior Academic Clinician Associate Professor Steve Flecknoe-Brown.

Regional Training Hubs

Rockhampton (Central Queensland)

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School 78 Canning Street Rockhampton QLD 4700

07 4931 2999

Website

The Regional Training Hub Central Queensland (RTHCQ) geographical footprint is known for its diversity of culture, heritage, environment and economy. Hospital and Health Services are located at Baralaba, Biloela, Blackwater, in the Capricorn Coast region, at Emerald, Gladstone, Moura, Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Springsure, Theodore, Woorabinda and at the Central Queensland Rural Outpatient Clinic. The RTHCQ is led by Senior Academic Clinician Associate Professor Ewen McPhee.

Regional Training Hubs

Wagga Wagga (Riverina)

University of Notre Dame

Harvey House, Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

02 8204 4607

Website

The Riverina Regional Trianing Hub boasts location location location! Many of the cities, towns and village are on the banks of the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, built around lakes or nestled in valleys at the foot of the Snowy Mountains. There are vineyards and snowfields, a spectrum of sports and cultural activities in which to become involved or to watch. Only one hours flight to Sydney and Melbourne and 2.5 hours drive to Canberra.

Regional Training Hubs

Tamworth (North West, New England)

University of Newcastle

Tamworth Base Hospital, Johnson St, Tamworth NSW 2340

02 6755 3555

Website

The Tamworth Region covers 9,653.25 square kilometres, with a population of over 58,000. From the Nandewar Range north of Barraba, to the head of the Peel River and the Great Dividing Range, Tamworth Region is one of the most progressive and exciting places in inland Australia. It combines country living with city style, history, sport and culture. The region is about three times the size of Sydney basin or the same area as Lake Eyre.

Tamworth is the major business centre of the North West and New England Region of NSW. The City of Tamworth covers 184 sq km and is home to over 50,000 people. It is widely known as the Country Music Capital of Australia, and attracts some 50,000 visitors every January to the festival. Throughout the year Tamworth thrives with cultural activities offering Art Galleries, Museums, a Conservatorium of Music, Libraries and the Capitol Theatre Tamworth. In 2008, Tamworth opened its doors to a $30 million world-class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) which now attracts some of Australia’s most action packed equine events.

Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital provides 265 beds with a 24 hour Emergency Department, high level Surgical and Medical services, including a Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterisation laboratory, Burns Unit, Rehabilitation services (including Brain Injury), a Diabetes Centre, Banksia Mental Health Unit, Renal services, Oncology, Radiology and Pathology. Tamworth Community Health Centre is located adjacent to the hospital, providing access to a range of community health services.

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Armidale (North West, New England)

University of Newcastle

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital, 226 Rusden St, Armidale NSW 2350

02 6755 3555

Website

High on the Northern Tablelands, Armidale is the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for 25,000 citizens of 53 different nationalities. Armidale, with its unique blend of culture, state of the art technology, educational and natural beauty is a city offering diversity. Armidale is situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane and only two hours from the coast, it enjoys a warm summer, tones of amber during the autumn, a crisp winter and an exhilarating spring.

New England High Country boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage. Canyoning, mountain biking, birdwatching, trout fishing and other outdoor adventures take on an exciting new dimension up high. Discover the galleries, museums, fine food and wine.

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital provides for all types of medical services including medicine, surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics and accident and emergency as well as outpatient clinics. Ancillary services include radiology, pathology, occupational therapy and speech therapy, social work, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

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Taree (North West, New England)

Manning Rural Referral Hospital, 26 York St, Taree NSW 2430

02 6755 3555

Website

Taree is on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, less than 4 hours north of Sydney, 2 hours north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Port Macquarie. The Local Government Area of Greater Taree encompasses an area of 3,752 sq km and a population of approximately 48,000 residents.

From the centre of Taree on the Manning River, you can visit beautiful coastal towns showcasing white sand beaches or quaint inland villages with their bustling markets and friendly locals. Swim, surf or fish your way across our 45 kilometers of pristine coastline and freshwater streams. Eat at one of the award winning cafes and restaurants, shop at one of our colourful local market, or watch whales and dolphins from the historic location of the Crowdy Head lighthouse.

Manning Rural Referral Hospital has specialist wards/units for surgery, day surgery, general medicine, critical care, obstetrics, paediatrics, emergency services, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, high dependency and mental health. Departments include Radiology, Ultrasound, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, ECG and Discharge Planning. Co-located with the hospital is the Taree Community Health Centre, Public Dental Clinic, Mental Health Service and Drug and Alcohol Service.

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Albury/Wodonga

University of New South Wales

UNSW Rural Clinical School, 559 East Street, East Albury NSW 2640

02 6042 1346

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Border Regional Training Hub is one of three of the UNSW RTH’s and engages with both NSW and Victorian medical / health stakeholders. The Border RTH is in a unique position being the only regional cross-border hub in Australia.

With a vastly experienced clinical academic and professional education support staff, the Border Hub engages with training institutes, colleges, universities, hospitals, other hubs and health stakeholders to support and facilitate events that identify and highlight opportunities and pathways for graduating medical students, interns, JMO’s and specialty trainees to continue their training in rural areas.

Rural practice, retaining rural students, collaborating, and supporting additional post graduate training and working with relevant stakeholders to develop sustainable rural training pathways and expanded rural training post opportunities are all key functions of the Border Regional Training Hub.

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Griffith (Murrumbidgee)

University of New South Wales

UNSW Rural Clinical School, 30 Noorebar Ave, Griffith NSW 2681

02 6933 5146

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Murrumbidgee Regional Training Hub (MRTH) works closely with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and has developed close associations with both Griffith Base Hospital and Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

One definitive goal of the Hub is to support sustainable rural generalist training, utilising and building on the maturation of our Rural Clinical School campuses in Griffith and Wagga Wagga, through initiatives such as increasing local recruitment of students who select local hospitals to undertake their training after completing medical school.

MRTH and MLHD have been successful in negotiating and implementing a 4-year single employer Rural GP Generalist training model. Rural Specialty training is a key focus area of the UNSW Murrumbidgee hub.

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Coffs Harbour / Port Macquarie (Mid North Coast)

University of New South Wales

UNSW Rural Clinical School, Coffs Harbour Health Campus 345 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

02 6652 0438

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub (MNC RTH) aims to increase support, training capacity, pathways and job opportunities for graduating medical students, interns, JMO’s, specialist-trainees within the NSW Mid North Coast region.

The MNC RTH covers from Port Macquarie through to Coffs Harbour and has developed close associations with both Coffs Harbour Health Campus and Port Macquarie Base Hospital supporting accreditation position applications, coordinating access to GP’s for JMO’s and medical students, specialist mentoring, educational wellbeing workshops designed and developed for regional junior doctors and medical students, careers pathway presentations, facilitating advanced life support training programmes – ALS1 and ALS2, distribution of general practice resources, and working collaboratively with training institutes, colleges and the LHD.

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Shepparton (Goulburn Valley)

University of Melbourne

49 Graham St, Shepparton VIC 3630

03 5823 8728

Website

Located in Shepparton and working across the mid-North region of Victoria, the Goulburn Valley Regional Training Hub sits within the University of Melbourne; Department of Rural Health, with a footprint that stretches from Echuca to Wangaratta. We are committed to supporting postgraduate training opportunities within our community and retaining exceptional talent. The region is known for its fantastic produce, with orchards, wineries, and produce markets popular with visitors. Our climate compliments the many outdoor activities within easy reach, such as rivers, pristine camping spots and snow sports. A burgeoning cultural sector is supported by many music festivals, events and a brand new nationally significant regional art museum.

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Warragul (Gippsland)

Monash University

Monash Rural Health 15 Sargeant Street, Warragul

03 5122 7932

Website

Monash University are improving regional training and career opportunities for junior doctors. Monash University’s goal is a strong and highly skilled health workforce in Gippsland and north-west Victoria. Postgraduate training opportunities are acknowledged as the “missing link” in the pipeline of medical training. Until the creation of the Regional Training Hubs, most medical graduates interested in pursuing specialist training needed to move to the city to do so. In 2017 the federal government announced funding for 26 regional training hubs across Australia to facilitate the development of specialist training positions in regional areas. Through the federal government’s support of rural clinical schools, universities have been successful in recruiting students of rural origin into medicine, training students in regional and rural locations, and encouraging the uptake of rural intern positions.

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Bendigo (North West Victoria)

Monash University

School of Rural Health Bendigo, 26 Mercy Street, Bendigo VIC 3552

03 5440 9017

Website

Monash University are improving regional training and career opportunities for junior doctors. Monash University’s goal is a strong and highly skilled health workforce in Gippsland and north-west Victoria. Postgraduate training opportunities are acknowledged as the “missing link” in the pipeline of medical training. Until the creation of the Regional Training Hubs, most medical graduates interested in pursuing specialist training needed to move to the city to do so. In 2017 the federal government announced funding for 26 regional training hubs across Australia to facilitate the development of specialist training positions in regional areas. Through the federal government’s support of rural clinical schools, universities have been successful in recruiting students of rural origin into medicine, training students in regional and rural locations, and encouraging the uptake of rural intern positions.

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Central West

James Cook University

Longreach Hospital, Jabiru Street, Longreach QLD 4730

07 4764 1547

Website

James Cook University administers the Regional Training Hubs program in the Central West region, working in partnership with the region’s hospital and health services. The Central West region has a geographic footprint of 396,650 square kilometres and services communities of remote central western Queensland from Tambo, in the south-east, to Boulia in the northwest. Towns within the region include (but not limited to) Alpha, Barcaldine, BLackall, Longreach, Winton, Aramac, Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Isisford, Jericho, Jundah, Muttaburra, Tambo and Windorah.

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North West

James Cook University

Mount Isa Hospital, Joan Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

07 47641547

Website

James Cook University administers the Regional Training Hubs program in the North West region, working in partnership with the region’s hospital and health services. The North West region has a geographic footprint of 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Towns within the region include (but are not limited to) Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karuma, Normanton and Mornington Island.

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Torres and Cape

James Cook University

AITHM Building TI004, Victoria Parade, Thursday Island QLD 4875

07 409 56103

Website

James Cook University administers the Regional Training Hubs program in the Cape and Torres region, working in partnership with the region’s hospital and health services. The Cape and Torres region delivers health services to more than 25,000 people who are located across Cape York, the Northern Peninsula area and the Torres Strait Islands.

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Cairns

James Cook University

Cairns Base Hospital, Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns Hospital, 165 - 171 Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

07 422 68187

Website

James Cook University administers the Regional Training Hubs program in the Cairns region, working in partnership with the region’s hospital and health services. The Townsville region has a geographic footprint of 142,900 square kilometres and is home to approximately 250,000 people. The region covers from Cairns to Tully in the south, Cow Bay in the north and Croydon in the west. Towns within the region include (but are not limited to) Atherton, Babinda, Cairns, Chillagoe, Croydon, Cow Bay, Dimbulah, Forsayth, Georgetown, Gordonvale, Herberton, Innisfail, Lotus Glen, Malanda, Mareeba, Millaa Millaa, Mossman, Mount Garnet, Ravenshoe and Tully.

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Townsville

James Cook University

Townsville Hospital and Health Service, 100 Angus Smith Dr, Douglas QLD 4814

07 4781 3424

Website

James Cook University administers the Regional Training Hubs program in the Townsville region, working in partnership with the region’s hospital and health services. The Townsville region has a geographic footprint of 148,000 square kilometres and is home to approximately 238,614 people. The region covers from Cardwell in the north, Richmond in the west and Ayr and Home Hill in the south. Towns within the region include (but are not limited to) Townsville, Ayr, Home Hill, Charters Towers, Ingham, Palm Island, Hughenden, Richmond and Cardwell.

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Alice Springs

Flinders University – NT

Centre for Remote Health, Corner Simpson and Skinner Streets, Alice Springs NT 870

08 8951 4772

Website

The Flinders Northern Territory Regional Training Hub (Flinders NT RTH) was created to further develop medical specialist and rural generalist training capacity through effective collaboration with local and national stakeholders, thereby addressing medical workforce needs in the Northern Territory. Flinders NT RTH are currently working with relevant colleges, health services and training providers to identify and prioritise the areas of need and in turn, aim to build well-coordinated, and well supported, vocational training pathways in the NT.

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Darwin

Flinders University – NT

Flinders Royal Darwin Hospital Building 4A, Darwin NT 810

08 8951 4772

Website

The Flinders Northern Territory Regional Training Hub (Flinders NT RTH) was created to further develop medical specialist and rural generalist training capacity through effective collaboration with local and national stakeholders, thereby addressing medical workforce needs in the Northern Territory. Flinders NT RTH are currently working with relevant colleges, health services and training providers to identify and prioritise the areas of need and in turn, aim to build well-coordinated, and well supported, vocational training pathways in the NT.

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Warrnambool

Deakin University

South West Healthcare, Level 1, Ryot Street, Warnnambool VIC 3280

03 5564 4391

Website

Deakin’s Western Victoria Regional Training (WVRT) Hub gives medical graduates, junior doctors and established medical professionals greater opportunities to live, train and work in rural and regional areas. Based at South West Healthcare in Warrnambool, the WVRT Hub is one of 26 regional medical training hubs developed through the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program. The establishment of the WVRT Hub has paved the way for graduate pathways that allow third and fourth year medicine students to pursue their unique passions and develop specialised skills.

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Bega

Australian National University

Bega District Hospital, McKee Dr, Bega NSW 2550

02 6494 7263

Website

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Goulburn

Australian National University

Goulburn Base Hospital, 130 Goldsmith St, Goulburn NSW 2580

02 4822 9020

Website

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Mackay

James Cook University

James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Level 1, Building K, Mackay Base Hospital, Mackay QLD 4740

07 488 57121

Website

James Cook University administers the Regional Training Hubs program in the Mackay region, working in partnership with the region’s hospital and health services. The Mackay region is home to approximately 180,000 people. Towns within the region include (but are not limited to) Mackay, Bowen, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine, Sarina and the Whitsundays.

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Mount Gambier

Flinders University

Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service, 276-300 Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Website

GP Training

Bentley (Western Australia)

Western Australia General Practice Education and Training

Suite 12, First Floor, 16 Brodie Hall Drive, Technology Park, Bentley, WA 6102

08 9473 8200

Website

Western Australia General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET) is the sole provider of the federally funded Australian General Practice Training program (AGPT) in WA. The program takes doctors seeking to specialise as general practitioners through to fellowship – the highest recognition for a GP.

Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, WAGPET delivers training and education to registrars through a structured program, supported by a highly skilled network of medical educators and supervisors. Each registrar is placed in accredited medical practices in WA’s regional towns and metropolitan locations. Within these communities’ registrars can make their training journey their own and will have opportunities to develop special interests and be part of medical teams who are making a difference to communities all over the state.

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Alice Springs (Northern Territory)

Northern Territory General Practice Training

National Remote Health Precinct, 5 Skinner Street, Alice Springs NT 0870

08 8950 4848

Website

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) provides a pathway to becoming a GP in the Northern Territory. It supports registrars as they complete their training at hospitals, urban practices and rural and remote clinics located across the Territory. NTGPE’s team of highly skilled medical educators and supervisors are experts in their field and they provide the mentorship and guidance Registrars need to succeed in GP training. When training in the NT, the potential for making a real and lasting positive impact is high, as is the opportunity to garner a rich and challenging professional experience that will lay the foundation for a career as a remarkable GP.

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Casuarina (Northern Territory)

Northern Territory General Practice Training

Level 3, Building 1, Yellow Precinct, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Casuarina NT 0810

08 8946 7079

Website

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) provides a pathway to becoming a GP in the Northern Territory. It supports registrars as they complete their training at hospitals, urban practices and rural and remote clinics located across the Territory. NTGPE’s team of highly skilled medical educators and supervisors are experts in their field and they provide the mentorship and guidance Registrars need to succeed in GP training. When training in the NT, the potential for making a real and lasting positive impact is high, as is the opportunity to garner a rich and challenging professional experience that will lay the foundation for a career as a remarkable GP.

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Wodonga (Western Victoria)

Murray City Country Coast GP Training

Level 4, 111-113 Hume Street Wodonga 3690

1300 622 247

Website

Murray City Country Coast GP Training (MCCC) is one of two Victorian Regional Training Organisations offering general practice training. Our training region runs across Western Victoria – incorporating rural, remote, outer-metropolitan and metropolitan settings.

Our organisation delivers a high-quality, nationally accredited education program that is innovative, evidence-based and focused on the needs of the individual registrar. Our registrars undertake their hospital terms, GP training and advanced skills posts in a range of accredited facilities across our footprint. They are supported, educated, trained and mentored by around 850 experienced supervisors, in over 330 diverse training posts.

Our medical educators continually look at new initiatives in education and provide out-of-practice education which is explicitly linked with our registrars’ in-practice learning through strong relationships and liaison with our supervisors. We deliver a superior online eLearning platform which also contains a complete range of quality-controlled resources. Our educators continually look to identify opportunities to both refine and further develop programs in terms of access, content and the use of new and existing technology to support learning and teaching activities.

We are proud of our role in helping to address healthcare workforce shortages across our rural communities by training our registrars to become highly-competent, confident GPs.

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Warrnambool (Western Victoria)

Murray City Country Coast GP Training

Level 1, 49 Kepler Street Warrnambool 3280

1300 622 247

Website

Murray City Country Coast GP Training (MCCC) is one of two Victorian Regional Training Organisations offering general practice training. Our training region runs across Western Victoria – incorporating rural, remote, outer-metropolitan and metropolitan settings.

Our organisation delivers a high-quality, nationally accredited education program that is innovative, evidence-based and focused on the needs of the individual registrar. Our registrars undertake their hospital terms, GP training and advanced skills posts in a range of accredited facilities across our footprint. They are supported, educated, trained and mentored by around 850 experienced supervisors, in over 330 diverse training posts.

Our medical educators continually look at new initiatives in education and provide out-of-practice education which is explicitly linked with our registrars’ in-practice learning through strong relationships and liaison with our supervisors. We deliver a superior online eLearning platform which also contains a complete range of quality-controlled resources. Our educators continually look to identify opportunities to both refine and further develop programs in terms of access, content and the use of new and existing technology to support learning and teaching activities.

We are proud of our role in helping to address healthcare workforce shortages across our rural communities by training our registrars to become highly-competent, confident GPs.

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Parkville (Western Victoria)

Murray City Country Coast GP Training

Level 2, 369 Royal Parade Parkville 3052

1300 622 247

Website

Murray City Country Coast GP Training (MCCC) is one of two Victorian Regional Training Organisations offering general practice training. Our training region runs across Western Victoria – incorporating rural, remote, outer-metropolitan and metropolitan settings.

Our organisation delivers a high-quality, nationally accredited education program that is innovative, evidence-based and focused on the needs of the individual registrar. Our registrars undertake their hospital terms, GP training and advanced skills posts in a range of accredited facilities across our footprint. They are supported, educated, trained and mentored by around 850 experienced supervisors, in over 330 diverse training posts.

Our medical educators continually look at new initiatives in education and provide out-of-practice education which is explicitly linked with our registrars’ in-practice learning through strong relationships and liaison with our supervisors. We deliver a superior online eLearning platform which also contains a complete range of quality-controlled resources. Our educators continually look to identify opportunities to both refine and further develop programs in terms of access, content and the use of new and existing technology to support learning and teaching activities.

We are proud of our role in helping to address healthcare workforce shortages across our rural communities by training our registrars to become highly-competent, confident GPs.

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Geelong (Western Victoria)

Murray City Country Coast GP Training

91a McKillop Street Geelong 3220

1300 622 247

Website

Murray City Country Coast GP Training (MCCC) is one of two Victorian Regional Training Organisations offering general practice training. Our training region runs across Western Victoria – incorporating rural, remote, outer-metropolitan and metropolitan settings.

Our organisation delivers a high-quality, nationally accredited education program that is innovative, evidence-based and focused on the needs of the individual registrar. Our registrars undertake their hospital terms, GP training and advanced skills posts in a range of accredited facilities across our footprint. They are supported, educated, trained and mentored by around 850 experienced supervisors, in over 330 diverse training posts.

Our medical educators continually look at new initiatives in education and provide out-of-practice education which is explicitly linked with our registrars’ in-practice learning through strong relationships and liaison with our supervisors. We deliver a superior online eLearning platform which also contains a complete range of quality-controlled resources. Our educators continually look to identify opportunities to both refine and further develop programs in terms of access, content and the use of new and existing technology to support learning and teaching activities.

We are proud of our role in helping to address healthcare workforce shortages across our rural communities by training our registrars to become highly-competent, confident GPs.

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Bendigo (Western Victoria)

Murray City Country Coast GP Training

Level 1, 10-16 Forest Street Bendigo 3550