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2019 Gippsland Education Grant winners

Congratulations to Isabella Shelton and Nicholas Woodland who have been awarded this year’s Gippsland Education Trust Grant. Both have just begun their journeys as medical students. Bella is in Year 1 at Clayton, while Nick is based at

27 May, 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
Dr Danielle Taylor at the entrance to the Bendigo Hospital

Regional study leads to career flip

Danielle Taylor’s experience as a regional medical student and intern changed her career plans. “I was completely flipped around,” she says.

Rural Health 30 November, 2018
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

Rural Health Award for Monash medical student

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

Monash Rural Health co-hosts lunch event with Bendigo's peak business

Monash Rural Health co-hosted a lunch event with Bendigo's peak business on 15 May to shine the spotlight on the centrality of medical services and infrastructure to a healthy, thriving greater Bendigo.

Rural Health 18 May, 2018
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Regional Training Hub new director: train and retain locally

None of Dr Mani Thomas’s other achievements have had his parents so excited as his new role as Director of Monash University’s North-West Regional Training Hub. “They are overjoyed that I’m finally doing something other

Rural Health 27 April, 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