It’s come to TROHPIQ’s attention that a number of 2nd year members have had some questions regarding if there is a ‘selection process’ in the event of an RCS site being oversubscribed and, if so, what that process is. The following has been taken from the MBBS guide (MBBS Guide – Guidelines, Part ‘h’, Point 4) and its current applicability has been confirmed:
Where a UQRCS training location is oversubscribed, prospective students will be invited to engage in a selection process. Criteria that will be examined include, but are not limited to:
- Having resided in a rural, regional and/or remote community for at least a five year period in the last decade.
- Having a demonstrated interest and/or commitment to living and working in a UQRCS teaching location.
- Being Indigenous to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and/or having strong connections with Indigenous Australian communities.
- Having been involved in and/or made a significant contribution to UQRCS program activities (including those offered through the student rural health club, TROHPIQ) that seek to advance the Rural Health agenda.
- Holding a current rural scholarship, eg. MRBS, RAMUS, John Flynn.
Our support of these criteria
TROHPIQ supports the Rural Clinical School in their use of a selection criteria in the case of oversubscription. Details as to why can be found in TROHPIQ’s response to the UQMS’s AMC Accreditation Report submission.
Proving you’ve made a significant contribution to TROHPIQ
If you have made a significant contribution to TROHPIQ and would like a letter of support, please e-mail ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. A guide to the definition of ‘significant’ would be if you are or have been a member of the Executive or Management Committee but it is not necessarily limited to this. A final decision will be made by the president, immediate past president and administration officer.
- email@example.com (Toowoomba and Harvey Bay)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Bundaberg and Rockhampton)