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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
Image - UNSW staffer nabs Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine 2015 Trainee Award
UNSW Rural Clinical School staffer Dr Patricia Collie was recently awarded the 2015 Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) Essay Prize. Here's what she had to say: I was fortunate to receive the AChAM Essay Prize for this year, which was kindly funded by AChAM, through the RACP... more
Image - Griffith students learn about Mungo National Park's Indigenous past
RCS's Griffith Campus set off on an epic journey to Mungo National Park in late October. During the trip the Indigenous tour guide, Graham, told students about the history of Mungo and its Indigenous people, and the importance of preserving the stunning national park. Graham talked about important... more
Image - UNSW-led Rural Appreciation Weekend in Tarcutta a hit with students
More than 100 health students have been welcomed with open arms by the Tarcutta community over the weekend. It was the 9th time the Rural Appreciation Weekend has been held but it was the first time Tarcutta had hosted. The event was launched and is run by UNSW's rural health club, the Rural Allied... more
Image - 2015 Australian GP Registar of Year UNSW Coffs Grad
Coffs Harbour Rural Clinical School (RCS) graduate Dr Ashlea Broomfield has just been named 'Australian GP Registrar of the Year'. Ashlea is a local Coffs Harbour girl whose parents are teachers at local schools. She completed three of her six years at the UNSW RCS Coffs Harbour campus and... more
Image - RCS student now officer in Albury SES
Albury, 8 September - Last week, RCS medical student, Amanda Cohn, was promoted to Officer in charge of volunteer recruitment and retention for the Albury Unit of the State Emergency Service. "I've really enjoyed my time as an SES volunteer," said Ms Cohn. "It was a fantastic way to meet people... more
Image - Wagga med students see red to save lives
Split Enz hit the right note in 1979 with “I See Red”. Flash forward to today and the there is a call for a different type of cross. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service suffers a dip in donors this time of the year due to the cold and flu season. Medical students at UNSW's Rural Clinical School... more
Image - RCS med student has adventure of lifetime in Tanzania
RCS Port Macquarie's Georgina Dixson just came back from an exciting medical placement in Arusha, the safari capital of northern Tanzania. "My placement in Mount Meru Hospital starkly contrasted anything I had previously experienced," Georgina says. "I have been challenged on every level,... more
Image - UNSW med students hit QLD's high seas for Airlie Beach RaceWeek
TWELVE medical students from the UNSW's Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School will join the crew of Helsal 3 for the 26th edition of Airlie Beach RaceWeek next week. The students were invited by the famous 31 year-old yacht’s co-owner, Dr Paul Mara, who has entered the Cruising class as Helsal 3... more
Image - Check out this stunning pic from RCS student!
Wow. Just wow. This is incredible picture from UNSW medicine student Nathan Mortimer nabbed top prize in the RCS 2015 photo comp. Click here to see the top 3 winning submissions from RCS students Nathan Mortimer, Sally Newton and Francis Young: What a bunch of... more