RDAA Medical Student of the Year Award 2017

Are you a medical student dedicated to rural health?

Nominations now open for the RDAA Medical Student of the Year Award 2017

Applications close on Monday 17 July 2017.

The Award recipient will receive $2000 to support them in a rural health focused project, which could include a rural placement. Once the award winner has undertaken their project, they will be involved in some promotional activities including writing an article for an RDAA publication.

The winner will be announced at RDAA and ACRRM’s Rural Medicine Australia conference (www.ruralmedicineaustralia.com.au), to be held in Melbourne in October. The award-winner's travel to, accommodation at, and registration costs for the conference will be paid by RDAA (where required).

Applications are open to all medical students who are:

  • Currently studying at an Australian university
  • A member of their university Rural Health Club
  • Progressing the objectives of RDAA, which focus on advancing the health of Australians living in rural and remote communities through the provision of a vibrant and sustainable medical workforce.

Applications must include:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your university and student number
  • The year of study you are currently completing
  • The Rural Health Club you are a member of
  • Two 300 word referee letters, one from a clinical reference and one from a reference linked to your community engagement activities
  • 300-500 word document, indicating why you should receive the Award and details of your intended project / placement (including the benefits it will deliver both for you and rural health)

Applications must address the following areas in relation to the applicant's involvement in rural:

  • Community participation / engagement (eg. Rural Health Club, NRHSN or other rural health stakeholder group involvement, and / or other rural health and career promotion)
  • Advocacy activities (eg. communications / contributions to increase awareness of rural and remote health)
  • Clinical activity (eg. clinical placements in rural and remote areas)

All applications will be assessed by an independent committee comprising RDAA Board Members.

Applications should be emailed to:

Patrick Daley at media@rdaa.com.au and
Linda Huf at office@rdaa.com.au

by 5pm AEDT on Monday 17 July 2017 (Receipt will be acknowledged by return email)

If you have any questions regarding the award, please contact RDAA on 02 6239 7730.