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University Students

RDWA’s University Students program provides an opportunity for South Australian medical, nursing and allied health university students to experience all that a career in rural and remote health has to offer.

With the support of local rural health professionals, RDWA aims to complement the rural exposure provided by the universities through clinical skills events and an observational attachment with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

For more information, follow the links:

University Rural Health Clubs

You need to be a member of your university’s rural health club to participate in RDWA’s student programs. Each club has a multi-disciplinary focus and run a number of activities each year to promote rural health careers to their members.

The rural health clubs in South Australia are:

The RDWA works closely with all rural health clubs. The clubs are also part of the National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN).

Graduate Entry Support for Medicine

In South Australia, a graduate pathway into medical school is offered through Flinders University’s Doctor of Medicine. To be eligible, you will need to complete a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, sit the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) and undertake an interview.

Through the RDWA Graduate Entry Support for Medicine program, current Doctor of Medicine students are available to talk to you about their experiences in preparing for the GAMSAT and the interview for entry into medicine. The RDWA will also keep you informed about key dates and information that is relevant as you undertake the admissions process for graduate entry medicine.

To be eligible to receive this support, you need to have a rural background and be applying for the Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University. Contact RDWA for more information.

Support for Rural Background Students

Students with a rural background may also be eligible for additional assistance including university entry pathways for certain health disciplines and residential scholarships. Rural background students considering a career in health should contact RDWA for more information on how to apply and the support available.


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Phone: 08 8234 8277
Email: futureworkforce@ruraldoc.com.au