Nursing and allied health students

When you’re heading off on a rural clinical placement, nothing beats local knowledge. Monash Rural Health has been embedded in rural communities for over  25 years, so we know our regions inside out. Our doors are open to all medicine, nursing and allied health students and we’re very happy to share what we know.

Helpful resources when you're planning or going on a rural placement

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) has produced two learning modules that will help you prepare to work in a rural setting:

Looking after yourself on placement is also important. The National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) produces a guide to mental health: When the cowpat hits the windmill: a guide to staying mentally fit.

Come and introduce yourself

Finding somewhere to stay is a big part of a placement and we can certainly help with accommodation. But we offer a lot more than a roof over your head. If you’re staying near one of Monash Rural Health’s main teaching sites you’ll also have access to:

  • libraries
  • student lounges
  • Eduroam Wi-Fi
  • simulation suites

Looking for someone at each training site to talk to? Here's who can help. Come in and ask for them or contact by phone or email.

Bairnsdale (including Leongatha) Donna Reed (03) 5122 7991
Bendigo Georgea Lehmann (03) 5440 9037
Mildura Louise Hodgetts (03) 5022 5536
Sale Fiona Davies (03) 5143 8500
Traralgon Tina Whitney (03) 5122 7231
Warragul (including Moe and Morwell) Cathy Beamish (03) 5128 1000

Tap into our networks

We also know what’s happening outside work times when you need a break from studying. Student social events, local sporting clubs and activities, the safest cycling or running routes, the best place to find coffee ... just ask.

Drop into one of our teaching sites and introduce yourself to our staff. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Join WILDFIRE - rural health student club

WILDFIRE is Monash University's rural and indigenous health student club and is open to all medical, nursing and allied health students interested in rural health. The club has subcommittees at Clayton, Parkville and Peninsula campauses; and Bendigo, Churchill, East Gippsland, Gippsland and Mildura teaching sites.