Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort
Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for rural communities, or curious about exploring a regional medical career? Being part of the End-to-End Rural Cohort allows you to complete the majority of your medical degree in regional Victoria, primarily in the state's north west.
What is the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort?
The Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort is a group of domestic graduate entry students within the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD). These students have the opportunity to undertake their medical degree in rural and regional Victoria, primarily in the state's north west, through Monash Rural Health.
Each year 30 of the approximately 73 places within the graduate entry MD are set aside for students undertaking the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort.
It’s the same Monash medical degree, but in a different location.
As an End-to-End student, you will complete the Monash graduate entry MD curriculum in rural and regional Victoria.
You will gain invaluable skills in clinical decision-making, patient safety, as well as enhanced research and professional practice skills to improve the health of our communities.
Students undertaking End-to-End rural training have unparalleled access to hands-on clinical skills training with clinicians and experienced educators, and they enjoy a great lifestyle, too.
Your first year will be at Monash Rural Health Churchill in Gippsland.
The next two and a half years of your three years of clinical training are completed in rural and regional hospitals and community-based practices. These are primarily in regional and rural north-west Victoria. During your final clinical training year, which involves a series of six-week placements, you can choose to undertake 18 weeks in metropolitan hospitals.
Explore some of our training sites in the north west of Victoria below and hear from our students below:
In the video below, follow third-year student Devangna on a day of clinical placement at Bendigo Health, studying and learning plastering skills in the Monash Rural Health simulation centre, and find out what life is like as a rural medical student in Bendigo.
Bendigo has a rich, culturally diverse history and boasts some of the most interesting shopping streets and architecture in Victoria. Designated a UNESCO creative city and region of gastronomy, Bendigo offers some of Australia's best dining experiences. Whether you enjoy galleries, cultural events, outdoor activities or exploring local produce at the markets, Bendigo could be for you.
In addition to the wide range of things to do and see in Bendigo, Bendigo Health, where your hospital rotations will take place, underwent a state of the art renovation in 2017. With more than 52,000 emergency attendances each year, the opportunities for unique and comprehensive clinical experiences as a vital part of a small team are endless. Monash Rural Health Bendigo is located right next to Bendigo Health, making it very convenient for students to study, practise clinical skills and study together between clinical placement rotations.
Mildura is located directly on the Murray River and offers warm weather all year round. Getting around town is easy with various cafes and restaurants, all within walking distance in the city centre. In addition to the large rural town centre, the outdoor and riverside activities in the Mildura region are endless. If you enjoy bush walking, kayaking, fishing,swimming and beachside picnics then Mildura could be for you.
Mildura Base Public Hospital has over 145 beds, with over 23,000 admissions and 29,000 Emergency Department presentations each year. The small team environment in Mildura allows students to access more clinical experiences in a supportive learning environment. Monash Rural Health Mildura is located right next to the hospital, making it easy to get from classes to placement, practise clinical skills in our lab and study with friends.
Swan Hill View
Swan Hill is renowned for its Murray River location, its fresh local produce, sprawling landscapes, Australian native wildlife and Aboriginal heritage.
In Swan Hill, you’ll complete your GP rotations at Swan Hill Primary Health Centre. Swan Hill District Health is a 143 bed (including aged care) fully integrated rural public health service that services a 100-kilometre radius area with an estimated catchment area of around 35,000 people.
To be considered for a place in this program, you must be an Australian domestic student.
You must also be currently studying or have completed one of the following degrees through Monash University with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or above in:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees)
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science (including double degrees and dependent on the completion of designated units)
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Gippsland Partnership Program) at Federation University.
Admission procedures, deadlines and requirements are the same for all domestic students applying for a place in the graduate entry MD. Apply here.
Select your preference for the End-to-End Rural Cohort
Choosing the End-to-End Rural Cohort is a two-step process.
- Submit your application for a place in the graduate entry MD by 31 July 2023.
- A couple of weeks after the closing date, the Faculty's admissions team will email all applicants inviting them to express a preference for the End-to-End Rural Cohort. This is your chance to say you'd like to take part. Please ensure that you provide your preference by 31 August 2023.
Dean’s Rural List
If you grew up in a regional area, you could be eligible for the Dean’s Rural List, which can help boost your chances of getting an interview for entry into medicine. The same follow-up email will give you details about applying for the Dean's Rural List if you meet this criteria.
Learn more about the Dean’s Rural List
Check the key dates on the MD website for more information about this process.
Ready to embark on a journey to become a rural doctor?
If you have questions about the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort, please contact the Monash Rural Health education team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort is funded by the Australian Government under the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network.