Border Regional Training Hub

Your Doctors of Tomorrow

Striving for a sustainable Medical Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia.

The Border Regional Training Hub (BRTH) is located on the NSW and Victorian border and collaborates with both States to facilitate the development of rural and regional training opportunities which contribute to career pathways within a sustainable rural medical workforce..

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Pathways and Training

Our Hub assists in making rural career pathway decisions less complicated. You will find one-page flyers which outline pathways here.

Supporting Interns, JMOs & Students

Education and regional career opportunities are promoted with a focus on those seeking a rural career. Need help with connections?

Planning your career

Not sure of the best pathway to start or advance your medical career? The Hub can help with planning, providing information and direction to assist you. We will link you to Mentors who will support you to navigate rural training pathways and opportunities.

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Partner Health Organisations

We work closely with our local Health Service and other Training Institutes and Organisations to assist with the coordination of clinical training activities, supervisor support, and the accreditation of new training positions.

Living and working in rural Australia

We showcase the best of what rural and regional areas careers have to offer. There are many rewards that rural and regional areas provide for doctors and their families, not the least being a sense of local community.

News and Events

A region specific events calendar and relevant regional news can be found here.

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Contact Us
Border Regional Training Hub

RCS Albury Wodonga Campus
559 East Street,
Albury, NSW 2640

(02) 6042 1311

Dr Mark Norden Director of Medical Education
Dr Phillip Steele Border RTH Director
Loretta Mahoney Education Support Administration
Dr Kate Drummond
Dr Heather Chaffey
Dr David Clancy
Dr Tracey Merriman
Dr David Rutherford
Dr Christopher Steer

Clinical Lead - Anaesthetics
Clinical Lead - Director of Clinical Training
Clinical Lead - Intensive Care / Emergency
Clinical Lead - Surgery
Clinical Lead - Medicine
Clinical Lead - Oncology / Research


Pathways and Training

The UNSW Regional Training Hub, as a partner in the Southern Regional Training Hub Alliance, has played a pivotal role in the the development of the Regional Medical Training (RMT) Website.
Our collaboration has resulted in the The Southern Regional Training Hub Alliance (SRTHA) and the NSW Hubs Network combining to expand the Regional Medical Training Website
This website is a comprehensive resource for identifying training opportunities in South Eastern Regional Australia.
We encourage you to explore the website which allows you to search via specialties or by regions.
For any aspect of career development and specialty pathway planning, please contact the Border Hub for assistance. 

Supporting Interns, JMOs & Students

We are here to help you to:

  • Discuss your career ambitions and what you hope to achieve
  • Provide information on what is available for your chosen pathway
  • Explore ways to assist and develop a specific training pathway for you

In addition, we can:

  • Provide professional connections to learn from their experience
  • Help identify research opportunities within UNSW and Partner Health Operations
  • Provide information on what other Hubs within our region can offer you
  • Direct you to a mentoring program both within and outside the region through other support organisations - please visit MentorLoop

Partner Health Organisations

We work closely with our local health service Albury Wodonga Health and other regional Health organisations to:

  • Identify community need and support the accreditation process of training posts to meet this need
  • Identify medical students and junior doctors with an interest in rural and regional career pathways and provide focussed support and skill development to enable them to reach their goals.

We can:

  • Introduce you to key stakeholders within the health service who can provide direction and career information
  • Identify training opportunities being provided by external education providers that benefit all medical staff
  • Work collaboratively with specialist colleges and GP regional training organisations to support JMO/RMOs with a specific career pathway.

Planning your career

From the time of considering medicine at secondary school to the advancement of your medical career, the Hub has information for you.

We provide:

  • Support for medical students in their application for internship positions with guidance and training in CV preparation, appropriate referee identification and interview techniques
  • Information sessions delivered by medical students to secondary school students who are interested in a medical career to discuss the life of a medical student
  • Promote and identify scholarship and award opportunties to our students
  • Provide links to training and career pathways options for career progression

Useful links:

Living and working in regional Australia

UNSW Rural Clinical School graduates discuss their experiences whilst training, working and living in Albury-Wodonga

Amy - Albury Wodonga Health Intern
Ziggy - Albury Wodonga Health PGY2
Jess - GP Registrar in Albury Wodonga
Pete - UNSW Graduate and Intern at Albury Wodonga
Laura - recent graduate of UNSW Medicine in Albury Wodonga

Are you considering setting up a private practice in regional Australia? The Rural Doctors Network have put together a video where specialists share their experiences and provide a personal account of what needs to be considered when setting up or joining an established practice here.

Setting up shop in rural and regional areas

Setting up Shop in Rural and Regional Areas.mp4 from NSWRDN on Vimeo.

Albury Wodonga is a dynamic regional hub offering a fantastic lifestyle both relaxed and adventurous

Visit Albury Wodonga. Credit AlburyCity

What's your interest?

  • Hiking and trail walks
  • Cycling - road, mountain and bike paths
  • Snowfields
  • Lakes and Rivers
  • Boutique rural towns
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Wineries and breweries