Free Money, Free Talks and Emerald Rural Health Weekend

Applications now open for the RDAA Medical Student of the Year Award which is offered by the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and supported by the NRHSN and RHWA.
The Award is open to all medical students who are:

. currently studying at an Australian university;
. a member of a NRHSN Rural Health Club; and
. progressing the objectives of RDAA, which focus on advancing the health of Australians living in rural and remote communities through the provision of a vibrant and sustainable medical workforce. This aspect of the application will be covered by applicants being required to outline community participation/engagement, advocacy activities and clinical activity.

The winner of the RDAA Medical Student of the Year will receive:

· $2,000 to support them in a rural health focused project, which could include a rural placement; and

· Fully paid for attendance to the Rural Medicine Australia Conference to be held in Sydney where they will be presented with their award at the end of October.

Once the award winner has undertaken their project, they will be involved with RDAA, NRHSN and RHWA promotional activities which includes writing an article for publication (assistance provided).

Please read further details in the attached promotional flyer.

RDAA Med Student of the Year 2014 flyer FINAL

Applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants link:

If you have any queries, please contact either Danielle McDonald or Sharon March on (03) 9860 4700 or via

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How to keep the brain healthy will be the subject of the next free Health Talk at the Wesley Research Institute.

The talk will be held at the Wesley Research Institute, Level 8, East Wing, The Wesley Hospital, Chasely Street, Auchenflower, QLD 4066, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday 18 June.

Guest speaker Dr Dan Blackmore will explain how physical activity is good for the ageing brain. Scientific research indicates that being physically active can help reduce forgetfulness and may even reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. He will talk about what people can do to maintain a healthy mind and achieve the best possible quality of life.

Central Queensland RURAL HEALTH WEEKEND – October 2014

Please see the attached flyer (Date Claimer Flyer 2014 (4)) for a date claimer for the Rural Health Weekend in Emerald in October 2014. Please pass this on to anyone else you know who may be interested.
CQRH invites Expressions of Interest for Presenters for this weekend – if you are interested in presenting or have a suggestion for a presenter – please let Larissa Burnett know via return email or 0448 203 274.
This will be a great educational weekend with an opportunity for networking and a bit of fun. Look out for a full flyer and registration form coming soon.
There will be a range of concurrent sessions running for clinical and non-clinical staff working in rural health and for those who are looking for a career in rural health.
Please feel free to pass onto any students who may be interested in attending.
For enquiries please contact Larissa Burnett at CQRH on 0448 203 274 or email

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