Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub

Your Doctors of Tomorrow

Striving for a sustainable Medical Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia

Located in the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW, the Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub (MNCRTH) aims to identify and provide medical students and junior doctors the opportunity to obtain regional medical training whilst developing a sustainable medical workforce that meets the needs of regional and rural Australia.

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Pathways and Training
 


Developing new, and strengthening existing, regional education and training pathways that enable medical students and doctors to develop their skills locally.

Supporting Interns, JMOs & Students
 


Identifying and providing support and mentoring to doctors at all stages of their medical training who have an interest in practicing regionally or rurally.

Planning your career
 


Assisting you to make informed and confident career decisions through the provision of relevant regional training and pathway information and mentorship opportunities.

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Partner Health Organisations
 


Collaborating with our partner health organisations, including Local Health Districts, Medical Colleges and Regional Training Organisations to assist with the coordination of clinical trianing activities, the development of new connections and the accreditation of new training positions.

Living and Working in regional Australia
 


Showcasing the best that the Mid North Coast has to offer by illustrating the many rewards and benefits of living and working along our beautiful coastline.

News and Events
 


Keeping you up to date with new training positions, education and research opportunities and local events.

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Contact Us
Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub (MNC RTH) RCS Coffs Harbour Campus
Coffs Harbour Health Campus,
345 Pacific Hwy,
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
(02) 6652 0411
midnorthcoast_rth@unsw.edu.au
Dr Alison Seccull Director of Medical Education a.seccull@unsw.edu.au
A/Prof Ray Hodgson Director of Medical Education r.hodgson@unsw.edu.au
Dr Renee Strazzari Mid North Coast RTH Director r.strazzari@unsw.edu.au
Trinette Izzard Education Support Administrator t.izzard@unsw.edu.au
Dr Stephanie White
Dr Benjamin Lambert
Dr Aaron Budden
Dr Craig Hore
Clinical Lead - Paediatrics
Clinical Lead - Cardiology
Clinical Lead - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Clinical Lead - Intensive Care
 
     

Pathways and Training

Developing new, and strengthening existing regional education and training pathways that enable medical students and doctors to develop their skills locally.

The MNC RTH is continuously working towards the development and enhancement of locally delivered training and education opportunities.

  • We are integrated with the UNSW Medicine Rural Clinical School - Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour campuses.
  • We can help you find information about locally available rural education and training pathway opportunities and link you to the appropriate people to discuss these with!
  • Our Hub can connect you with other Rural Training Hubs across Australia to find the rural pathway most suited to your individual needs.

To find out more about local education, prevocational and vocational training pathways please contact:
r.strazzari@unsw.edu.au or
t.izzard@unsw.edu.au
ph. (02) 6652 0411

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

For more information on local education and training opportunities or to discuss how we can help you, please contact us:
r.strazzari@unsw.edu.au or
t.izzard@unsw.edu.au
ph. (02) 6652 0411

Partner Health Organisations

By working closely with our partner health organisations, we are able to:

  • Identify community need and support the accreditation process of training posts to meet this need
  • Support the accreditation of required training posts and enable medical practitioners to undertake training within our regional Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • 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 and mentors within the health service who can provide direction and career information
  • Identify beneficial training opportunities being provided by external education providers
  • Work collaboratively with RTOs to support JMO/RMOs interested in General Practice as a career pathway.

The Mid North Coast RTH is part of the UNSW Rural Clinical School and this enables us to provide comprehensive individualised support through the close working relationships we are fortunate to have developed over many years with our partner organisations and health colleagues including Junior Medical Officer Managers.

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:

  • Information sessions, Rural Clinical School tours, webinars and work experience delivered by medical students to secondary school students who are interested in a medical career.
  • Support for medical students during their intern application process and linkage to guidance on CV development and appropriate referree identification.
  • Information on scholarship opportunities for our students and JMOs
  • Local mentor connections
  • Links to training and career pathway options for career progression

Useful links:

Living and Working within Regional Australia

Considering a move to the region? The MNC RTH can offer support and information!

The Mid North Coast of NSW is a diverse destination with a fantastic lifestyle which can be both relaxed and adventurous!

What's your interest?

  • Gorgeous beaches
  • Fantastic surfing
  • Breath-taking walks and hiking
  • Diving, Sailing and Kayaking
  • Mountain biking trails and events
  • World Heritage rainforests and waterfalls
  • Marine Parks
  • Markets and quirky boutiques
  • Impressive restaurants and cafes

Links to tourism sites:

Coffs Coast - Naturally Connected
Credit: www.coffscoast.com.au