Rural Doctors Association of Australia
Medical Student of the Year Award 2015
Are you a medical student who is dedicated to rural health?
Applications close 22 July 2015
Applications are now open for the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Medical Student of the Year Award 2015, being offered by RDAA and supported by the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) and Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA).
The RDAA Medical Student of the Year 2015 will receive $2,000 to support them in a rural health focused project, which could include a rural placement. Once the award winner has undertaken their project, they will be involved in RDAA, NRHSN and RHWA promotional activities as well as writing an article for the organisations’ publications.
The winner will be announced at RDAA’s and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s Rural Medicine Australia conference, www.ruralmedicineaustralia.com.au, 22-24 October 2015, Adelaide. The successful applicant will be required to attend this event. RDAA will fund your travel to/from the conference, accommodation at the conference, your conference registration, and your attendance at the conference awards dinner.
The Wide Bay Rural Clinical School visit is just a couple of weeks away, so sign up fast!
TROHPIQ is offering the opportunity to visit clinical schools in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, so get ready for a weekend packed full of activities – both informative and fun.
What we have in store:
Saturday 25th: Go for a road trip to Bundaberg, have lunch, then visit the clinical school, accommodation and hospital. There will also be an opportunity to put your clinical skills to the test, and go on a tour at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. The day will then finish with a party with phase 2 students from the clinical school. Accommodation will be at a beach resort in Bargara!
Sunday 26th: Check out the RCS and accommodation, and then a BBQ lunch at the beach. We will then visit an Aboriginal Farm, where there will be an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and bush foods and materials.
Cost: $60 (distillery tour not included)
1. 22 July is the deadline for the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Medical Student of the Year prize.This involves a $2000 grant for a rural health project (which could include a rural health placement) as well as travel, accommodation and registration fee for the ACCRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine) conference, held 22-24 October 2015, Adelaide. Please refer to attached flyer for details.
Conferences of National Significance (CoNS) funding is also available, accessible to all TROHPIQ members to help cover travel, registration and accommodation fees. Please see the website for details: http://www.nrhsn.org.au/benefits/conference-funding/
2. 26 July is the closing date for CoNS funding to attend the annual RACGP conference (21-23 September, Melbourne) http://racgpconference.com.au/
3. 21 July is the closing date for CoNS funding to attend the AIDA Conference/AGM (16-19 September, Adelaide)http://www.aida.org.au/events/aida2015/
4. 28 July is the closing date for CoNS funding for nursing and midwifery students to attend the CATSINaM Conference (22-24 September, Darwin)
5. 5 August is the closing date for CoNS funding for psychology students to attend the Australian Psychological Conference (29 Sept-2 Oct, Gold Coast)
6. Other websites of interest are:
- Country Education Foundation Scholarships Guide – particularly for university-specific scholarships. https://cef.org.au/students/scholarships/
- Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme – http://www.acn.edu.au/nahsss
- SARRAH website for allied health scholarships http://sarrah.org.au/content/nursing-and-allied-health-scholarship-and-support-scheme
- Western Australia: Country allied health student travel grants –http://www.health.wa.gov.au/wactn/docs/Country_Allied_Health_Student_Travel_Grants_2015.pdf
If you have any questions, please email Aditi Halder at firstname.lastname@example.org