Our focus at the BHUDRH, is to establish relevant teaching and support environments for medical, nursing and allied health students who require clinical placement.
We also actively work to improve the quality of health care for rural Australians by fostering local and regional partnerships and enhancing national expertise in rural and remote health research and the translation of research into policy and practice.
Our team is spread across the far west, north and south western regions of New South Wales, and we are committed to providing the best educational experiences and supporting pertinent research in order to support the growth and development of rural Australia.
The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BH UDRH) is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health under its Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program through an agreement with the University of Sydney.
This program has been active under various forms and titles since 1996. The University Departments of Rural Health were initially established as rural training units in response to concerns about the growing shortage of medical and other health practitioners and the need to address the rural health workforce shortage nationwide.
The RHMT Program aims to address the rural and remote health workforce shortage by improving recruitment and retention of medical, nursing, dental and allied health professionals in rural and remote regions and lead to improving the health of the community members.
The RHMT Program goals are to:
My time in Broken Hill has been a wonderful learning experience not only clinically but also life experience wise. The community in Broken Hill is friendly and understanding, which makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and comfortable.
Our placement in Broken Hill has honestly been the highlight of my dental degree! The clinical experience was fun and varied, but the town and the people are really what made this such an enjoyable placement. Broken Hill has so much going for it and everyone there is so friendly and accommodating. I can't recommend this rotation with the UDRH highly enough!
For all its remoteness, Broken Hill has proven to be nothing short of incredible. My social work field education experience in Willyama High School gave me countless learning opportunities, friendships and memories, and provided me a direction in which I would like to see myself professionally in the future.
All the staff at the BHUDRH department. Thank you so much for making our Broken Hill experience so amazing! You were all so welcoming and accommodating and made the transition so easy. Your organization is amazing, so grateful for this experience.
My social work placement in Broken Hill was a fabulous experience. Through working with Lifeline I had the chance to meet and work with so many different people, see places I would never have otherwise visited, and participate in and contribute to events that made me feel a part of the Broken Hill community. The UDRH is incredibly supportive and there are so many opportunities to learn and develop skills. I would encourage everyone to come out here for a placement if given the chance!
Thank you to everyone at the BHUDRH for making us feel so at home and welcome. Your team is so amazing. I’ve enjoyed all the orientation sessions, your ENRICH sessions and how accommodating you all have been!! I’ve learnt so many things while here, and the facilities you have provided for our utilization were amazing! All the best for everything. I’m so grateful.
[My placement in Dareton] was a life changing experience both on a personal and professional level. Personal for me because, I have gained wider insight into Aboriginal Health and this has helped me grow to become a better daughter, sister and mother to my child. Professional in the sense that whenever I am caring for a patient with Aboriginal background...there is an instant connection because of how I was treated genuinely by the Dareton community...
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