Firstly, I would like to thank Rustica for awarding me the scholarship for my rural GP placement in Oatlands. I spent 5 weeks in Oatlands and it has been an absolutely wonderful experience. The Oatlands Surgery is a small GP practice with just 1 GP and 1 receptionist. It is attached to a small community hospital with 4 beds and a well-equipped….
Rustica recently hosted its first ever Rural Pathways Evening, which was a great success! John Flynn, RAMUS scholarship and Bonded students were in attendance. Speakers included current John Flynn and RAMUS scholars, who spoke of their rural experiences and the challenges that they faced, as well as answering any students questions. Rustica president Ben Dodds spoke regarding the UTAS Rural Clinical in….
St Helen’s District Hospital includes 10 acute/palliative care beds and 4 Outpatient/Emergency Department beds. This was a fantastic opportunity as some of the patients on the ward were present during the entire 4 week placement offering a great learning experience as I was able build rapport with patients and learn much about their medical history and associated medications. Woking within a rural….
I completed part of my selective as part of the medical team looking after runners competing in Australia’s only stage race, Big Red Run; 250km over six days in the beautiful Simpson Desert. Runners and volunteers camp out in the desert for five nights during the event thus everyone must be self-sufficient and supply their own food and bedding. Birdsville, the starting….
Voting is now open for the 2017 Executive and General Commitees for 2017. All Rustica members are entilted to vote and have received a link to the Election in their email Here is a list of nominees. Good luck!
We are pleased to inform Rustica Members of the following opportunities currently available: Rustica Scholarships Rustica Committee Nominations NRHSN Executive Nominations Rustica Skills Night Launceston CARAH Health LEADS – Northern Territory Scholarship NRHSN Rural Placements Survey RACGP Rural Ultrasound Workshop Rustica Scholarships Rustica is currently accepting Scholarships applications. All Rustica members are eligible for scholarships if they have been on a rural….