We are a student led organization 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.
There are 28 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.
Rustica Committee for 2016:
Ashley Brown - President (Hobart Clinical School)
Nina Reid - Vice President (Hobart Clinical School)
Darren Rama - Treasurer ( - Clinical School)
Jemma Allen - Secretary (Rural Clinical School)
Benjamin Dodds - External Liason Officer (Rural Clinical School)
Felicity Hanson - Media Representative (Launceston Clinical School)
Michael Laws - IT Representative (Launceston Clinical School)
Sam Blackman - Rural High School Visits Representative ( - Clinical School)
Isabelle Nichol - Scholarships Representative (Hobart Clinical School)
Katherine Davis - Sponsorship Representative (Rural Clinical School)
Phillip Rothschild - Indigenous Officer (Launceston Clinical School)