MChD students are given the opportunity to spend their third year in a rural community. This aims to give students both medical education and experience of a rural lifestyle.
Students follow an integrated, patient based, longitudinal study program, combining medicine, surgery and community and child health. While students are attached to specific general practices, they also work under supervision at the local hospitals, with visiting specialists and community services.
This is an exciting and challenging year. Students study in Goulburn, Bega, Cooma, Young, Cowra or the Eurobodalla Shire, participating in the local community and experiencing the diversity of rural medical practice.
Entry into the rural stream is competitive. Information on the admission process will be provided in Year 1.
It's been great spending the year in Goulburn, the clinical staff are highly experienced and fantastic teachers. There are lots of opportunities for clinical practice, and the ANU room provides a relaxed and well resourced learning environment. There is plenty to keep you occupied in Goulburn! - Rural Stream Student
This opportunity gives future doctors an idea of what it’s like to practise in a rural environment. - Dr Bill Meagher, Young District Medical Centre general practitioner