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The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) supports students interested in pursuing a rural health career by promoting rural practice pathways, facilitating student scholarship programs, supporting mentoring opportunities and providing opportunities for students to undertake rural and remote experiences.

The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) supports students interested in pursuing a rural health career by promoting rural practice pathways, facilitating student scholarship programs, supporting mentoring opportunities and providing opportunities for students to undertake rural and remote experiences.

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For more information please contact our future workforce team

students@nswrdn.com.au02 8337 8100

Support and programs include:

NSW Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetship Program and Indigenous Cadetship Program

Eligible cadets are provided a scholarship of $30,000 for the last two years of their medical degree and, in return, are required to undertake two of the first three years of their hospital training in an eligible rural NSW hospital.

John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)

JFPP gives undergraduate medical students the opportunity to experience clinical practice and the lifestyle in rural locations across Australia. Scholars are matched with a General Practitioner (GP) mentor, community contact and host from a local council area and undertake two-week placements each year for four years.

Bush Bursary Country Women’s Association (CWA) Program

RDN facilitates the placement of medical students in a rural town for two weeks during their university holidays. The placement is funded by local councils and the CWA to provide students with a holistic rural experience.

National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN)

The NRHSN is a multi-disciplinary student health network, focused on encouraging the pursuit of rural health careers and providing a voice for students interested in improving health outcomes for rural Australians. NRHSN has more than 9,000 members who belong to 28 university Rural Health Clubs. RDN facilitates the NRHSN on behalf of the Consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies.

NSW Medical Undergraduates Program

RDN administers NSW Undergraduate Funding Grants on behalf of NSW Health to support the travel and accommodation costs for medical students’ short-term rural placements (up to eight weeks).

High school student support

RDN assists high school students to gain an understanding of rural primary health careers and university life. We do this through school career expos and information evenings, liaising with parents, conducting interactive workshops at schools and directing students to potential health career contacts.

Information correct as at November 2018

For more information please contact our future workforce team

students@nswrdn.com.au
www.nswrdn.com.au
02 8337 8100

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