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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

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

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

$1.25 million keeps VicMeth study going for another five years

Since 2016 Monash Rural Health has been working with the Burnet Institute on the VicMeth Study. Now the study will continue for another five years with an NHMRC grant of $1.25 million. Monash Chief Investigators Dr Bernadette Ward and Dr Keith

Rural Health 23 February, 2018

Med-Toring opens a world of health careers

Bella Collett thought she was working hard towards a career in medicine until last year’s Monash-sponsored mentoring program for secondary students opened a world of other options. While she’s now settling into a business

Rural Health 23 February, 2018

Horse vet turns to medicine

Final year Monash medical student Carl Barker is adamant that he’s not interested in obstetrics and gynaecology. “I've done enough foalings!” Carl worked as a horse vet – largely in the racing industry based in Geelong

Rural Health 19 February, 2018

Opportunities for families needed to encourage GPs to work rural study shows

Regional investment in strong local secondary schools and supporting professional employment opportunities are just as important as individual financial incentives to encourage GPs to work in rural areas a new study by Monash University

Rural Health 28 November, 2017