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High School Students

The RDWA recognises that rural high school students in South Australia face many challenges when they are thinking about a career in medicine, nursing or allied health.

We provide information and support for all students including Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students, as well as parents, teachers and school counsellors.

Rural high school students thinking about a nursing or allied health professional career can talk to us about supports that are available.

RDWA’s medSPACE program offers all you need to know about starting a career in medicine.

medSPACE Program

The RDWA’s medSPACE Program for rural high school students is inspirational and practical.

medSPACE provides a workshop and access to other supports for high school students with a rural hometown who are considering applying for an undergraduate medical place at university:

  • medSPACE Residential Workshop (Years 10 and 11)
  • medSPACE UMAT Preparation Grant, including Interview Skills Support (Year 12)

The medSPACE programs for Year 12 students are also open to students with a rural hometown undertaking a gap year or looking to tertiary transfer, or applying for dentistry.

In South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University offer undergraduate pathways to medical school. Please check with the universities for information about entry requirements and the admissions processes to these courses.

Years 10 and 11

medSPACE Residential Workshop

Year 12

medSPACE UMAT Preparation Grant

Year 12

medSPACE Interview Preparation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students



P: 08 8234 8277
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