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Impact of COVID-19 on student immersion opportunities

After much consideration and monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with our medical advisors we have decided it is best that the 2020 Outreach Student Placement Program, and the April Go Rural road trip, do not go ahead. The safety and wellbeing of participants, mentors, health workers and community members, is a top priority for RDN. We apologise for any disruptions to you as a result of this decision, but trust you understand the reasons for it. 

We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 but at this stage hope that the immersion experiences planned for late 2020 and 2021 will go ahead. These programs will accept applications as previously advertised:  

  • John Flynn Placement Program. 
  • Cadetships 
  • The Bush Bursary program 



Go Rural

What: A road trip to remote, rural and regional NSW visiting health services and experiencing rural life.
Who: Domestic and international university students enrolled in a medical, nursing, midwifery or allied health degree in NSW/ACT.

Learn more and see Josie’s experience


Outreach Student Placement Program

What: Shadow an Outreach service provider in a rural or remote community. 
Who: Medical, nursing and allied health students in NSW/ACT.

Learn more and read about Christina’s experience


Bush Bursaries and Country Women's Association Scholarships

What: Successful applicants receive a scholarship and complete a two-week rural placement.
Who: Medical, midwifery and nursing students in NSW/ACT.

Learn more and read about Maddie’s experience


John Flynn Placement Program

What: Spend eight weeks over three or four years on a rural community placement.  
Who: Undergraduate medical students.

Learn more and see Abbie’s experience.



Email students@nswrdn.com.au if you would like any more help learning about the exciting opportunities of a rural health career.

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