The Rural Clinical School (RCS) of the ANU Medical School (ANUMS), offers an exciting opportunity for medical students to prepare for a career as a rural doctor. The RCS is funded by the Federal Government to encourage medical students to take up careers in rural practice, and strengthen the health workforce in rural communities across Australia.
The RCS aims to attract more doctors into rural practice through the provision of quality, targeted and dynamic regional training opportunities. The RCS achieves this through strong partnerships with community health services, public and private health care providers, local governments and rural communities.
The school delivers both the academic and social support services required to make rural medical training experiences inspiring and educational. The school takes a long term view to graduate outcomes, providing ongoing career guidance, mentoring and links to rural junior doctor opportunities after graduation.