Welcome to RUSTICA

The National Rural Health Student Network

Rustica is the NRHSN rural health club for the University of Tasmania. We have branches in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie and promote rural health to Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Students.
We offer networking opportunities, scholarships, clinical skills days and much more.
See our upcoming events below and join now as a Member to keep up to date with the latest NRHSN news and Rustica events.

Mission Statement:
We are a student led organisation that aims to promote rural health careers to all health science students by offering scholarships and professional development opportunities. We are a member of the National Rural Health Student Network and advocate for our members both locally and on a national level.

About Us:
There are 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHCs) nationally, with at least one RHC in every state and territory. RHCs aim to promote rural and remote practice to their members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy.

All Rural Health Clubs have a multi-disciplinary focus and run a number of activities each year in order to promote rural and remote health careers to their members. These activities provide fun and educational experiences for students and may include trips to rural and remote areas, club BBQs, Rural High School Visits, cultural awareness training, Indigenous health nights, Indigenous Community Festival attendance, guest speaker nights, skills evenings, social events and lots more.


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Rustica Committee for 2020:

Executive Committee

Courtney Van Der Spek – President (Launceston Clinical School)

Megan Gordon – Vice President (Hobart Clinical School)

Lachlan Clark – Treasurer (Hobart Clinical School)

Jordan Cser – Secretary (Launceston Clinical school)

General Committee

Aimen Khan – Media Representative (Launceston Clinical School)

Chelsea Nunn – IT Representative (Hobart Clinical School)

Luke Muir – Rural High School Visits Representative (Hobart Clinical School)

Lauren O’Sullivan – Scholarships Representative (Hobart Clinical School)

Matthew Lee – Sponsorship Representative (Hobart Clinical School)

Currently Unfilled – Indigenous Officer

Chris Alexander- Skills Representative (Hobart Clinical School)

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By becoming a member of your Rural Health Club, you are also a member of the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN).

The NRHSN represents the future of rural health in Australia. It has more than 9,000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories.

It is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careers.

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It is important to keep your details up-to-date to ensure your RHC and the NRHSN can keep you informed of everything exciting that’s happening in rural health!

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