Can’t make your mind up about what you want to do when you leave school? Or perhaps you have already decided that a career in health is for you!
High School students
If you would like to study medicine and are interested in a career as a doctor working in rural New South Wales, then check out this GP Fact Sheet.
The following programs have also been designed for high school students considering health careers:
Rural High Schools Medicine Career Workshop is held for students in Year 11 from rural and remote high schools in NSW, with the aim of motivating rural students to gain entry into a medicine program. Students visit the Medicine Faculty of the University of New South Wales. The activities of the week expose students to various aspects of city and university life. Students are selected on the basis of their interest and motivation to study medicine and their academic record. The University of New South Wales coordinates the week and students will spend the duration of their time at UNSW.
University Health Careers Kit contains a host of information about going to university, including all allied health, medicine and nursing programs at the Universities of NSW, Newcastle and Sydney. Download the Health Careers Kit 2015
For more information on either of these projects please go to UNSW Rural Clinical School
TAFE Western NSW
Now the fastest growing industry in Australia, a quarter of all new jobs created in the next five years will be in the health care industry or community services. TAFE Western NSW offers courses in;
Click here for more information on TAFE Western NSW Courses.
NSW Rural Doctors Network and Bush Bursary Scholarships
NSW Rural Doctors Network is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that develops and administers services and programs for the attraction, recruitment and retention of GPs, nurses and allied health professionals throughout regional, rural and remote NSW. Centroc and Beyond the Range work closely with and seeks advice from the NSW RDN. Among many other things, the NSWRDN coordinates the Bush Bursary Scholarship www.nswrdn.com.au
Charles Sturt University
CSU offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees in Allied Health and Pharmacy. As part of a “grow your own” approach to long term sustainability of regional health workforce, it is very important that students in CSU communities are aware of the opportunities available to them in health at Charles Sturt University’s Bathurst and Orange campuses.
In Bathurst, students can study Paramedics, Nursing and Psychology. www.csu.edu.au/about/locations/bathurst
In Orange, students can study Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Dental Science, Medical Radiation Science and Clinical Science. www.csu.edu.au/about/locations/orange
Rural Clinical Schools
The Rural Clinical Schools program is designed to increase the rural medical workforce by enlisting Australian medical schools to deliver rural medical training, to recruit rural medical students, promote and encourage rural medical careers and increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. There are currently 17 Rural Clinical Schools across Australia, managed by 16 Universities. Each Rural Clinical School has multiple training locations.
For more information on Rural Clinical Schools in our region go to www.health.gov.au/clinicalschools
|Australian National University Rural Clinical School||Young, Outreach to Cowra and Boorowa|
|University of Western Sydney Rural Clinical School||Bathurst, Outreach to Oberon and the Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service|
|University of NSW Rural Clinical School||Orange, Outreach to Condobolin|
|University of Sydney School of Rural Health||Orange|
|University of Notre Dame||Lithgow|
|University of Wollongong Rural Clinical School||Forbes|
|Charles Sturt University||Orange, Bathurst|
|University of Wollongong Rural Clinical School||Mudgee|
|University of Newcastle – Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health||Orange|
Murray Darling Medical School
Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities are seeking approval for a new medical school with a specific remit to address rural medical workforce shortages. The Murray Darling Medical School will focus on strategies to ensuring its graduates choose rural practice. www.mdms.edu.au