Welcome to TROHPIQ

TROHPIQ is a student-run rural health club dedicated to promoting and encouraging the provision of health care in rural communities.

TROHPIQ encompasses a wide range of students and health professionals from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing and allied health. Our members are made up of students from the following universities:

  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • University of Sunshine Coast (USC)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Upcoming Events

USQ Careers in Rural Health Evening


Come along to the USQ Ipswich Campus to hear from health professionals who have worked rurally! We have some wonderful speakers who are keen to chat about their experiences. Food provided!


Dayle Osborn – Dayle began her Nursing career 38 years ago straight from graduating high school. She has spent 28 years working in rural health across numerous specialities including midwifery, anaesthetic technician, mental health nurse, immunisation practice nurse and nurse manager. She is currently working as a Clinical Educator in Mental Health Nursing at Southern Queensland Rural Health.

Emma Turner – Emma completed her Bachelor of Nursing at QUT and worked as a sole practitioner in Central West Queensland for several years. She moved to Toowoomba in 2016 and achieved her Bachelor of Midwifery at USQ. Presently, she is one of the Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Lecturers at USQ Toowoomba.

Dennis Walker – Dennis has 24 years of experience working as a rural and remote paramedic in Queensland. He has practised as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic and Isolated Practice Paramedic in locations such as Dirranbandi, Cape York, Thursday Island and Dalby. He has also been a paramedic educator since 2007 and is currently teaching as a USQ Paramedic lecturer in Ipswich Campus.

Joanne Stefanaras – Joanne is a graduating nursing student based in Ipswich campus. She has completed three rural placements over her degree, including an overseas placement in Vietnam. She has worked in partnership with local hospitals and clinics in rural communities of Vietnam, where she provided health assessments and educated the impoverished population in these communities.

When: Thursday 25th July 6pm onwards

Where: USQ Ipswich Campus Room I116B

National Allied Health Conference – Brisbane

TROHPIQ is offering two student positions to attend the National Allied Health Conference in Brisbane. We would love for you to represent us at this wonderful conference happening in our own backyard. By request, applications have been extended to the 21st of July so get in quick. Click here to apply!

Towards Unity For Health Conference – Darwin

The Network: Towards Unity For Health is an annual international conference, being held this year in Darwin from September 10-13th. TROHPIQ will facilitate the applications process on behalf of the UQ Rural Clinical School (RCS) and Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH). These applications will be reviewed by the TROHPIQ Executive and representatives from SQRH and ranked based upon:

1. Motivation to work in rural/regional communities, as evidenced by past rural experience, TROHPIQ involvement, plans for future rural experiences
2. Motivation for wanting to attend TUFH 2019

This is a prime opportunity to attend an international conference being held on shore in the Northern Territory. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get involved, meet like minded health professionals and take a trip to a beautiful location! More information about the conference can be found at: https://www.tufh2019.com/

Applications will remain open until 29th of July. Successful applicants will be contacted after this date. As students will be sponsored by UQRCS and SQRH, preference will be given to UQ students. However, exceptional applications from other universities will be considered. Waitlisted students will be contacted if places become available after the first round. Apply here today!

TROHPIQ is run by a group of passionate medical, nursing and allied health students. To get an idea of what we’re all about, check out the video below!

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