Student Support

Phase 1 – Kensington Campus

The tutoring program is aimed at increasing the retention of rural students in the Medicine program. The program is for students who have failed a course or practical exam. An appropriate plan is put in place for the student which includes having an older medical student tutor them on a weekly basis for the following two 8 week courses.

The RCS Sydney campus has Phase 1 textbooks, stethoscopes and lab coats for current rural and Indigenous students to borrow. The Campus has a room which is utilised for study and tutoring sessions by students and a computer room.

Staff at the RCS Sydney campus are able to assist in coordinating and giving advice on ILP's at the rural campuses. Staff distribute information on scholarships and coordinate care for students with mental health and health issues.

Students attending RCS campuses

Each campus of the Rural Clinical School has a student common room, kitchen, computer laboratory, and tutorial and study group space. Each campus has Phase 2 and Phase 3 textbooks that students may borrow for their study during the Medicine program.

The Head of Campus and or administration staff at each rural site are available for a one-on-one meeting to discuss confidentially any academic or non-academic concerns a student may have. Staff can refer students on to various support services available at the RCS site.

All students located at the rural campuses and rural students at Kensington campus are welcome to contact Dr. Lesley Forster, Head of Rural Clinical School and Associate Dean, Rural Health on l.forster@unsw.edu.au to discuss academic or any other concerns.

Please see attached flyer that details the various support services for medical students at the Kensington and rural campuses

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