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 5 to 40 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 and Wilcannia.
Medical students from overseas maybe 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.
Elective Medical Students
Throughout the year we also offer elective placements to students from other medical schools, including UNE, Newcastle, UNSW, Melbourne and Monash. They tend to have four-week placements in ED, Medicine or Surgery and remote settings. We trust you will make them feel welcome and show them around.
If you would like to find out more about placements for medicine, please contact your university lecturer or the BHUDRH program coordinator Laura Mallon.
For placements in the North West Region (Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Lightning Ridge and Walgett), please contact Laura Mallon.