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Image - New RCS grad wins university medal
This has been a busy week for new UNSW graduate Amanda Cohn -- not only did the Rural Clinical School (RCS) alumna complete her medical degree, but she also picked up the Foundation Year Graduates Medal. The award is presented to the graduating medical student who excels the most in the areas of... more
Image - UNSW medical alumnus wins RACP award
Rural Clinical School graduate Dr Jad Othman recently won the Bryan Hudson Medal, which is awarded each year by the Royal Australian College of Physicians for the best overall performance in the Written and Clinical Examinations in Adult Medicine. Jad took some time out to tell us more about this... more
Image - Indigenous concepts of shame and how it impacts access to healthcare
My ILP was initially planned to analyse the ethical considerations of the implementation of co-payments for primary healthcare, as was being proposed by the Abbott Government. However, when the policy was altered, the ILP shifted to a more general examination of the value of bulk-billed services... more
Image - Rural Clinical School staff and students recognised at Dean's Awards
Rural Clinical School staff and students picked up numerous awards at the Dean's Awards, yesterday -- reflecting the school's high calibre of performance across the academic and professional spectrum. Coffs Harbour's Karen Jackson won the Dean’s Award for Professional and Technical Staff, and... more
Image - UNSW joint health education facility wins Master Builders Association Excellence Award
JUDGES have recognised a UNSW joint health education building in the Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards. Watpac Construction won the tertiary section in the $10 million and $20 million price division for the UNSW joint health education facility, based at the Rural... more
Image - Solomon Islands: UNSW med student sees healthcare reality behind tropical getaway – Part 2
Last week you may have read the first part of Grace Edwards' Solomon Islands adventure – now it’s time for the second part of her story, where she traded the remote Marovo lagoons for Gizo, the island nation’s small but busy second city. Grace shares the rest of her story with us: In April 2007, an... more
Image - UNSW rural med student nominated for triple j Unearthed Artist of 2015
Huge congrats to UNSW rural medical student, Sophie Payten AKA Gordi, who has been nominated for the J Award for triple j Unearthed Artist of the Year. According to Triple j Unearthed: "There's a pretty magical quality to Gordi's songs -- 2015 has seen Sophie Payten blossom into one of the most... more
Image - UNSW student learns life lessons from Utopia Indigenous Community, NT
Utopia Homelands, a Northern Territory Indigenous community, is set in a stark yet stunning desert landscape. About 320 km north of Alice Springs, it covers more than the area of Hong Kong, but unlike the bustling city there are only about 1,200 inhabitants. Like many remote communities, Utopia... more
Image - Wagga RCS student wins Choose Your Rural Adventure comp
Congratulations to Choose Your Rural Adventure competition winner Sally Newton. Sally, a fifth year medical student at RCS's Wagga campus is the recipient of a $500 Qantas Link Voucher. Sally says she entered the competition as a result of her interest in rural medicine. The campaign, which has... more
Image - Solomon Islands: UNSW med student sees healthcare reality behind tropical getaway
For tourists, the Solomon Islands are all about sandy beaches and azure lagoons – but behind this glossy exterior life can be tough, and the nation faces a raft of socio-economic, environmental and healthcare challenges. With a population of 515 000, the archipelago is the world’s second most aid... more

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