The Management Committee

Roles of the management committee
The management committee coordinates and executes the day to day running of the club.

Discipline Representatives
The Discipline Representatives promote the club and its events to their cohort. They advocate for rural health and provide correspondence for their discipline.  They include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Paramedic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing (QUT, UQ and ACU)
  • MD I
  • MD II

We are always looking for representatives for new disciplines. If you are interested, please email

Rural Representatives
The Rural Representatives promote the club and rural health. The Rural Representatives advocate for their rural area and clinical school while supporting trips and those undertaking placements.

  • Rockhampton
  • Bundaberg
  • Toowoomba
  • Hervey Bay

Special Interest Portfolios

Indigenous Affairs Officer
Maintains links with the Indigenous community and stakeholders to represent and inform the club of relevant issues and ways of providing support. Particularly, organises NAIDOC Day celebrations and assists with club involvement at Indigenous festivals.

Scholarships, Bursaries & Conferences Officer
Updates committee on new scholarships, information and support and provides information for members. Communicates scholarship and conference opportunities to members through Facebook, Twitter, email and our website.

Event Coordinators
There are a variety of events run throughout the year, organised by members from across all disciplines. For more information on upcoming events, see Latest News.

  • Skills Day Convenors – organise three medicine skills days throughout the year
  • Cherbourg Trip Convenors – responsible for TROHPIQ’s annual trip to Cherbourg and the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
  • Rural Clinical School Trip Organisers – responsible for the planning of trips to each of UQ’s Rural Clinical Schools in Toowoomba, Wide Bay (Bundaberg and Hervey Bay) and Rockhampton. These trips are for medical students in their first, second or third year of study, interested in applying for a position at a Rural Clinical School
  • Bowties and Beauties Convernors – This position helps TROHPIQ organise our annual our annual Bowties and Beauties Ball.

Rural High School Visit Officers
TROHPIQ takes medical, nursing and allied health students to rural high schools throughout Queensland to promote health careers and healthy lifestyles to rural students.

Education Officers
This is a relatively new position and has so far been responsible for the introduction of TROHPIQ First Aid courses and Mental Health First Aid programs.