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Sydney boarding school students learned what a career in rural health could look like during the third annual Sydney Boarding Schools’ Rural Health Careers Forum hosted by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) and Pymble Ladies' College. Careers forum to help build the future rural health workforce - 13th May 2022
Sydney boarding school students learned what a career in rural health could look like during the third annual Sydney Boarding Schools’ Rural Health Careers Forum hosted by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) and Pymble Ladies' College.
As part of RDN’s ongoing commitment to increase the capability and capacity of rural health professionals, we are pleased to be able to offer three new funding initiatives aimed at supporting practice managers and reception staff. RDN grant funding for practice managers and reception staff - 12th May 2022
As part of RDN’s ongoing commitment to increase the capability and capacity of rural health professionals, we are pleased to be able to offer three new funding initiatives aimed at supporting practice managers and reception staff.
Thirty-five future doctors met last weekend in Orange, NSW, as part of a NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) immersion program offering students the opportunity to learn about rural medicine and experience the lifestyle and career advantages available in rural NSW. Medical cadets get a taste of rural careers in Orange - 5th May 2022
Thirty-five future doctors met last weekend in Orange, NSW, as part of a NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) immersion program offering students the opportunity to learn about rural medicine and experience the lifestyle and career advantages available in rural NSW.
“Before going on Go Rural, I didn’t know what the lifestyle was like working in rural health, and the vast amount of carer possibilities available.”

Claire Stafford is a third-year Bachelor of Nursing student at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, and she recently went on RDN’s first Go Rural road trip for 2022. 

Go Rural is a student immersion experience that shows medical, nursing and allied health students around parts of remote, rural and regional NSW. Nursing student gets a glimpse into rural health on 'Go Rural' - 13th April 2022
“Before going on Go Rural, I didn’t know what the lifestyle was like working in rural health, and the vast amount of carer possibilities available.” Claire Stafford is a third-year Bachelor of Nursing student at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, and she recently went on RDN’s first Go Rural road trip for 2022. Go Rural is a student immersion experience that shows medical, nursing and allied health students around parts of remote, rural and regional NSW.
This month NSW Rural Doctors Network's (RDN) Knowledge Mobilisation Unit Manager, Dr Robyn Ramsden, is guest editor for a special edition of the UK's Health Education Journal, focusing on digital technology and rural health. Digital technology and rural health: What's the future? - 15th March 2022
This month NSW Rural Doctors Network's (RDN) Knowledge Mobilisation Unit Manager, Dr Robyn Ramsden, is guest editor for a special edition of the UK's Health Education Journal, focusing on digital technology and rural health.
The NSW Rural Doctors Network’s Go Rural road trips are a fantastic opportunity for students studying health to experience a taste of rural life. For Occupational Therapy students Kiyan and Jacinta, their time on Go Rural was integral in their decision to work rurally in the future. Rural immersion experiences bring future health professionals to rural NSW - 10th March 2022
The NSW Rural Doctors Network’s Go Rural road trips are a fantastic opportunity for students studying health to experience a taste of rural life. For Occupational Therapy students Kiyan and Jacinta, their time on Go Rural was integral in their decision to work rurally in the future.
“I would definitely consider moving to a town like this and this placement has only cemented my view on that.” 

Second-year nursing student at the University of Notre Dame, Somerset Lewis, recently spent two weeks on a Bush Bursary and Country Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarship Program placement in Temora, where she explored the daily life of community nursing.  Temora Bush Bursary a big hit! - 3rd February 2022
“I would definitely consider moving to a town like this and this placement has only cemented my view on that.” Second-year nursing student at the University of Notre Dame, Somerset Lewis, recently spent two weeks on a Bush Bursary and Country Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarship Program placement in Temora, where she explored the daily life of community nursing.
For NSW doctor Dr Daniel Mealey, the More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) - administered by NSW Rural Doctors Network in NSW - has been the perfect way to return to clinical practice after several years away.

“To any doctors reading this having taken time off work, I highly recommend MDRAP!” he says. Doctor’s return to clinical practice made possible with help from MDRAP - 11th January 2022
For NSW doctor Dr Daniel Mealey, the More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) - administered by NSW Rural Doctors Network in NSW - has been the perfect way to return to clinical practice after several years away. “To any doctors reading this having taken time off work, I highly recommend MDRAP!” he says.
NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is supporting the Aboriginal health workforce to increase COVID 19-vaccination rates by providing health workers with funding to become trained immunisers through its Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).  Twenty-eight practitioners have been approved to benefit from the scheme. Aboriginal health workforce upskilled to vaccinate with HWSP funding - 13th December 2021
NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is supporting the Aboriginal health workforce to increase COVID 19-vaccination rates by providing health workers with funding to become trained immunisers through its Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP). Twenty-eight practitioners have been approved to benefit from the scheme.
Two medical students are experiencing rural health and country life in Tumbarumba and Tumut this fortnight on their Bush Bursaries and Country Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarship placements.

Nineteen rural councils and the Country Women’s Association of NSW are sponsoring medical, nursing, and midwifery students to undertake placements in country NSW towns as part of the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) commitment to growing and strengthening the rural areas health workforce. Medical students get a taste of country life in Tumbarumba and Tumut - 9th December 2021
Two medical students are experiencing rural health and country life in Tumbarumba and Tumut this fortnight on their Bush Bursaries and Country Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarship placements. Nineteen rural councils and the Country Women’s Association of NSW are sponsoring medical, nursing, and midwifery students to undertake placements in country NSW towns as part of the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) commitment to growing and strengthening the rural areas health workforce.


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