South-East Queensland Health Students Go Rural!

30 April 2021

Go Rural Media Release

​Undergraduate medical, nursing and allied health students will visit Toowoomba for Go Rural on Saturday 8 May 2021.  

 The one-day rural immersion event is targeted at first- and second-year health students and introduces them to the possibilities of rural practice.   

 Health Workforce Queensland CEO, Chris Mitchell said “A key aspect in solving the maldistribution of health professionals in rural Queensland, is exposing the possibilities to students, who are in the early stages of their tertiary education, that rural practice is an option after they graduate.”  

 The day focuses on practical skill sessions on topics related to rural health that promote interprofessional collaborative practice.  

 Health students from a wide range of disciplines will engage in team-based activities, hands-on clinical skill sessions facilitated by local health professionals and learn from Indigenous elders. 

 Students will also have the opportunity to connect with student-run Rural Health Clubs, who provide students with rural immersion experiences and networking opportunities throughout their time at university. 

 Other rural immersion initiatives offered by Health Workforce Queensland, including GROW Rural and John Flynn Placement Program, build on Go Rural’s introduction to rural practice through extended immersion in rural communities and connections with rural residents.  

 Go Rural is an initiative of and delivered by Health Workforce Queensland with support from the event sponsors: 

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Silver Sponsor: ​