Getting a taste for life in the bush

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Every year enthusiastic ANU medical students head off to learn about what it’s like to practice medicine in a rural environment.

It’s all part of Rural Week, a compulsory component of the medical curriculum. Aspiring doctors are welcomed into rural communities from the Southern Highlands to the Sapphire Coast of NSW to gain a sense of the health needs of diverse groups.

Thanks to the generosity of local community and business groups our students participate in a range of activities including: visiting medical clinics, attending hospital rounds and lectures, participating in simulated emergencies, conducting blood pressure tests and taking part in social activities.

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