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Podcast challenges perceptions of rural medical practice

Deciding where to pursue a medical career is one of many important decisions for a student and junior doctor, but many don't even consider studying and working in rural communities as an option. A new podcast series sets out to change that.

Rural Health 1 November, 2019
Robyn Langham and Ernan Hession cut a ribbon

New Swan Hill teaching space to help fix rural doctor shortage

A new teaching space opened this week in Swan Hill will help alleviate a shortage of doctors in rural Australia by giving medical students an extended taste of rural practice.

Rural Health 25 October, 2019

EduRoam boosts regional student experience

Monash students doing clinical training placements at Victorian regional and rural hospitals who may have struggled to access the health service’s internet can now look forward to high-speed access as EduRoam is rolled out across

Rural Health 20 August, 2019

$7.8 million supports 30 extra rural medical students each year

Over $7.8 million will be invested by Monash University in north-west Victoria over the next two years as part of a new rural medical degree pathway that will be offered to 30 medical students annually.

Rural Health 21 February, 2019
Medical student, Zak Doherty

Bendigo student tops OSCE class of 2017

When he received an email about his OSCE performance last year, medical student Zak Doherty thought he'd got the highest marks in Bendigo. He'd actually topped the Year 3B cohort.

Rural Health 18 July, 2018

Swan Hill-born student wins rural health award

Monash medical student Jessica Paynter has been awarded the Medical Student Award in the Victorian Rural Health Awards for 2018.

Rural Health 5 June, 2018

Length and type of rural experience shapes graduate doctor destinations new research shows

When it comes to attracting graduate doctors to the country, new research has found a link between the length of time and place that students undertake rural placement, and their longer-term decision to consider a rural career.

Rural Health 24 April, 2018

Summer research scholarship tackles rural ED presentations

A two-week placement in the Bendigo emergency department during Year 3B brought Samara Cua face-to-face with the often overwhelming demand on the service and staff feeling that some of the cases didn’t belong there.

Rural Health 25 January, 2017