The BHUDRH coordinates and supports medical student placements from over 14 national and international universities. Medical students are primarily placed at Broken Hill Health Service, and provided with clinical supervision and support. Placements range from two to 38 weeks duration.
In addition to the long-stay students, BHUDRH offers short-term medical placements in a variety of clinical settings. There are opportunities to experience rural healthcare in the Emergency Department, General and Elderly Medicine, Surgery, O&G and Paediatrics. The BHUDRH also facilitates placements of up to four weeks in remote sites such as Menindee, Wilcannia and Bourke.
Whether you are interested in an elective block during your Australian Medical degree, or have been successful in the John Flynn Scholarship program, and would like to enquire about availability, please contact our placement team.
Medical students from overseas will also be considered, subject to capacity restrictions.
We believe that even a short spell of training spent in a rural health setting will open your mind to the challenges of delivering high quality rural healthcare and highlight the advantages of a rural generalist career pathway.
If you would like to find out more about placements for medicine, please contact your university lecturer or the BHUDRH program coordinator Robyn Phillips. For placements in the North West Region (Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Lightning Ridge and Walgett), please contact Cheryl Swinton.