• We encountered great support, professionalism and had opportunities to be involved in aspects of medicine you wouldn’t usually get in Brisbane. Our time at UQRCS and the friendships we formed motivated us to stay in Bundaberg.
  • Rockhampton hospital is a fun and friendly environment with some really excellent work. You get to work up a lot of interesting pathologies and be part of a huge trauma resource.
  • I enjoy getting out and amongst it and Hervey Bay is great for that. I swim at the pool and at the beach most days, on Saturdays I join in with a free park run with the other med students here.
  • I hope to one-day work in rural/outback Australia or maybe overseas as a medical missionary and I believe the Rural Clinical School will give me the best exposure in preparation for that.
  • Let’s not beat around the bush – medical emergencies can happen anytime, anyplace. From broken bones to snake bites, we tested our med students to see how they combined bush skills and clinical knowledge in unfamiliar territory.
  • When I applied to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait for the Extended Placement Program, I anticipated developing my clinical skills, alongside my beach and fishing skills. What I didn’t expect, was to feel so integrated into the medical team and community that I didn’t want to leave.
  • If you’re considering rural – just do it! The Rural Clinical School is definitely the place to go for brilliant teaching, a healthy social network, amazing opportunities and experiences that you can’t get in the city.
  • Ever since I was a child I have wanted to be involved in medicine. Over the years my passion for science and helping people has increased, signalling to me that medicine was the right pathway to become involved in.
  • Being in Theodore for my Extended Placement with Dr Bruce Chater is an invaluable opportunity for anyone considering rural medicine as a career. Seeing him get called in to hospital on a weekend, scrub up and insert a chest drain while wearing a pair of sandals was just amazing.

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