MIRAGE is the University of Sydney's Rural Health Club, and proud to be one of 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHC) nationwide! Like all RHCs, MIRAGE aims to promote rural and remote practice to our members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy.
MIRAGE is the University of Sydney's Rural Health Club, and proud to be one of 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHC) nationwide! Like all RHCs, MIRAGE aims to promote rural and remote practice to our members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy. With 1000+ members, we're mixing it with our rural-based RHC mates in forming one of the largest clubs in the country.
MIRAGE stands for Multidisciplinary Interest in Rural and General health Education and, as our name suggests, we have a strong multi-disciplinary focus with our club membership drawing from a range of disciplines including: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dentistry and oral health, nutrition & dietetics, radiography, psychology, social work and much more! As well as three main Sydney campuses, MIRAGE also supports members in the rural towns of Lismore, Orange, Dubbo and Broken Hill.
What do we do?
We run a number of activities each year in order to promote rural and remote health careers to our members. Our activities provide fun and educational experiences for students and include; our annual Welcome Drinks, Rural Health Night and Indigenous Health Forum as well as discipline-specific BBQ's and community activities like Rural High School Visits and Indigenous Community Engagement activities plus much more...
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. 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.