Going Rural Health is an initiative run by the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH), as part of the University of Melbourne.

Through funding from the Commonwealth Government, our programs have been developed to support undergraduate and post graduate health professional students completing placements in a rural setting throughout Central Victoria, North East Victoria, Ballarat, Grampians and South East NSW regions.   We are one of  eleven UDRH’s around Australia.

Our team actively works with health services and education providers, along with students directly to assist and improve the learning and experiences that students gain during their clinical placement.

All of our programs and initiatives are funded by the Commonwealth to support our future rural health workforce.

Some of the ways we are assist are:

  • Supported accommodation
  • Information on other local accommodation options for students
  • Clinical supervisor support & training
  • Work with local organisations developing pathways in the health workforce
  • Financial assistance through student support schemes
  • Training in Cultural Competency in Aboriginal Health
  • Online Rural Health Training
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All programs are evaluated at the end of the placement and are reported back to the Australian Government as part of our funding arrangement.  The evaluations provide valuable information on how we can help improve clinical placements in our region and also provide valuable feedback to the health services and education providers.

To find out more and to register your clinical placement please Register Now! 

For further information regarding the Rural Health Academic Centre and the University Department of Rural Health please visit www.ruralhealth.unimelb.edu.au/