Welcome to Phase 2 at the Rural Clinical School. You may either be undertaking your studies as part of your clinical coursework or your Independent Learning Project (ILP).
Students commence the four Phase 2 courses in Year 3. After passing the Phase 2 Integrated Clinical Examination at the end of Summer Teaching Period in Year 4, students enrol in the ILP and extra-Faculty courses for the remainder of Year 4. The Phase finishes with the Portfolio examination.
Students are allocated to the Rural Clinical School for the full Phase 2 program (2 years). During Year 3 you will have the option of negotiating an Independent Learning Project with any of the local supervisors, or of selecting a pre-arranged project. If you have a particular project in mind which cannot be undertaken in a rural area, you may, with the support of the Head of Campus, be able to obtain approval from the Head of School to negotiate a project in Sydney. Students may complete Phase 2 course work (Year 3) at a Rural Clinical School campus in either Albury Wodonga, Coffs Harbour, Griffith, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga.
All clinical coursework students at the Rural Clinical School complete a compulsory one week intensive Anatomy course at the Kensington campus of UNSW during the July university break. Students should contact the Administration Officer at the rural campus they are attending before making any holiday travel arrangements.
Independent Learning Projects (ILPs) are available at each campus. Please contact the Head of each campus for more information on individual projects.
Watch Wagga student, Julia Fattore, talk about her award-winning ILP project here.
Details of placements and terms can be found here.