why an ERIC for physiotherapy?
An ‘Extended Rural Immersion Clinic’ (ERIC for short), is an opportunity for student physiotherapists interested in a career in rural health to undertake an immersive long-block placement in our region!
Evidence shows that rural placement opportunities increase the recruitment and retention of students back to country areas. Extended placements have an even greater effect, and also allow time for students to get more out of their learning experiences, and to connect and engage with their unique local communities.
Information for students
The Going Rural Health Physiotherapy Extended Rural Cohort program, is an initiative, that in partnership with participating health services and physiotherapy practices, allows participating student physiotherapists to complete a long-term practicum with a rural healthcare provider!
The program supports physiotherapy students to access financial support and education opportunities to enable them to get the most out of Going Rural Health!
information for placement sites
Partnering with Going Rural Health in offering places for physiotherapy students to take part in an Extended Rural Cohort, offers facilities and clinics a multitude of benefits!
Students bring vitality and energy to the workplaces within which they are placed, and challenge those working with them to stay current with new and emerging evidence and practices. In addition to this, students are empowered to benefit the communities in which the host site serves through Service Learning Projects specifically aimed at local needs.
Going Rural Health works closely with partnering facilities of the program in order to support their capacity to offer students of the program with a premium rural learning experience. Supports such as external student supervision, supervisor upskilling and education, and pastoral care for students.
Enquire today to learn how your organisation can partner with GRH to benefit from placing student physitherapists!