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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
Image - New Dean visits rural campuses
The new Dean of Medicine Professor Rodney Phillips has spent the last few weeks dropping into the Rural Clinical School's rural campuses. During the visits he's gained an insight into medical students' experiences living and studying at one of our five rural campuses. He took in clinical sessions,... more
Image - Close look at human body
A SKELETON named George was one of the star attractions as 100 year 8 students had a practical look at what it’s like to study medicine. The St Columba Anglican School (SCAS) students were given 15 minute lectures on the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and excretory systems at... more
Image - UNSW fires up North NSW Coast youth to study medicine
Earlier this week, the Rural Clinical School's (RCS) Coffs Harbour campus ran a 2-day program to show local youth what studying medicine is like, and the various pathways into the degree. Current RCS medicine students gave high school students - who came from high schools across NSW's north coast... more
Image - UNSW student keen on a country practice
WORKING as a rural doctor has so much to offer, says medicine student Sarah Keenan, who sees much more to the role than initially meets the eye. This aspiring doctor’s interest in such a career emerged from a fascination with the human body. However, it was her childhood in Griffith that has helped... more
Image - 2015 RCS Photo Comp Now Open
Are you into Instagram-ing? A fierce Facebook poster? A sucker for selfies? Then this comp is for you! Take some pics of your life in the bush – on or off campus, with your mates or solo, action or landscape. You can use anything from fancy big cameras to tiny smart phones. It’s totally up to you!... more
Image - UNSW med student keen to return to bush to work as doctor
It was a visit to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne as a teenager that first sparked Elisabeth O’Brien’s interest in medicine. She now studies medicine at UNSW, and is keen to return to the country, where she grew up, to work as a doctor, once she has completed her medical training. O’... more
Image - UNSW student wins rural scholarship
Deniliquin’s Nivanka De Silva has been awarded a $2000 Ochre Health Foundation scholarship. A fourth-year medical student at the University of NSW, Nivanka received the Rural Health Scholarship for 2015. To be eligible, she had to write a 500 word response to: ‘How they would use technology to... more
Image - UNSW student pursues rural doctor dream after life on cattle farm
Growing up on a cattle property in central Queensland, Jayden Conaghan has always had a strong connection with the bush. Now as a first year medicine student at UNSW, he can’t wait to return to the country as a doctor and help the rural communities so close to his heart. For Jayden Conaghan, it’s... more
Image - Medical career on track
GETTING knocked back from doing her dream university course the first time around didn’t put UNSW Rural Clinical School student Jean Littlewood off. The 20-year-old, originally from Somerton, west of Tamworth, decided against taking a gap year and instead embarked upon a medical science degree at... more