Rural career experiences for university students
NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is committed to growing and supporting the future rural workforce. Our Go Rural road trips are an incredible opportunity for medical, nursing and allied health students to visit rural and remote communities and experience first-hand the benefits of working rural.
Students will experience a three to four-day tour of rural and remote NSW incorporating:
- practice visits
- clinical activities
- community events
- themed dinners
- cultural events
- historical exhibitions.
To apply you will need to:
- set up a MyRDN account
- collect your supporting documentation
- submit your application via the MyRDN portal.
Who can apply?
Go Rural is open to first and second year university students enrolled in a medical, nursing, midwifery or allied health degree in NSW/ACT. This includes overseas students.
Up to 20 students will be selected to participate in each event.
Go Rural is funded by NSW Rural Doctors Network and includes:
- return coach transport
- share accommodation
- most meals
- all activities/tours.
Dates and itinerary
Go Rural Central Western NSW
Thursday, 29 August to Sunday, 1 September 2019
Download the Go Rural Central Western Itinerary. Applications closed.
Go Rural Southern NSW
Thursday, 5 December to Sunday, 8 December 2019
The last Go Rural trip for 2019 will visit Southern NSW. The itinerary and application dates will be published on this page. Check back regularly and follow our Facebook page for future announcements.
“I’m from the rural community of Tenterfield, so I've been brought up with a love of my community and a love of the rural area.
“I signed up for Go Rural because I just loved the idea of it. Working rurally in a health field is exactly what I want to do. When I heard about this experience I wanted to jump on board and get involved.
“It was an amazing experience. I knew I was going to enjoy the trip, but I didn’t realise I'd get this much out of it. I didn’t know there were so many opportunities to work rurally, and such a need for health professionals.
“I’ve gained so much from Go Rural. Whether you’re already from a rural area or interested in rural health, or even if you’re not, I think give it a crack because the opportunities that you can gain from this experience are endless.”
Josie McIntyre, Speech Pathology student at the University of Newcastle and Go Rural participant.
Find out more
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