Inaugural Rockhampton Rural Experience

The inaugural Rockhampton Rural experience took place this year from the 19th – 22nd of April. Four students made the trip up from Brisbane to get an idea of what phase 2 at the Rockhampton rural clinical school involves. Activities during the week included a workshop in the clinical school’s simulation centre, a Teddy Bear hospital visit to Rockhampton Grammar school and an afternoon shadowing third and fourth year students on their rotations. The week was concluded with activities in Rockhampton city and surrounding areas such as a visit to the Rocky zoo and the Yeppoon races. The Rockhampton RCS looks forward to continuing this program in years to come!

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Wide Bay Trip a Great Success

Wide Bay RCS trip was a massive success with 30 first and second year students touring the Hervey Bay and Bundaberg regions. Students were given tours of both hospitals, student accommodation and rural clinical school buildings to get an idea of what it might be like to go rural for 3rd or 4th year! Students enjoyed Saturday night at the Spotted Dog and brewery in Bundaberg. And most importantly, they all had lots of time to chill out and enjoy the beaches to get a vibe of what it might be like studying in 2 such beautiful places! The trip included a great stay at the beautiful Kelly’s Beach Resort. Safe to say all students had a great time and majority were keen on going rural by the end of the trip. Mission accomplished!

Many thanks to the RCS and students for hosting us on this great trip!

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2017 Toowoomba Rural Clinical School Trip

This year on April 1st, TROHPIQ had its annual Toowoomba Rural Clinical School Trip. Friendly staff and current students welcomed future interested students to their amazing facilities and bonded over morning tea. The current students also gave friendly tours of the hospital, student accommodation and fun things to do in Toowoomba. It was a fun relaxing day overall that convinced many to apply to the Toowoomba RCS in the future.

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TREEs Experiences

Our TREE scholars have completed their placements and the incredible stories are flooding back in. It is so inspiring to hear the experiences of these students and all the skills they have learnt along the way. Check out this incredible video submitted by one of the scholars – Soe San Htike (PiPi) during her TREES placement in Dalby.  Watch it now via https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4w51rlnw2brt39c/AAD9VDrSTBab2ekNxHXvfdiKa?dl=0&preview=A+Day+in+Dalby.mp4 dal

Under New Management!

The 2016 TROHPIQ AGM was held last Tuesday 4th October. We were delighted to see so many enthusiastic faces, both known and new! Congratulations to the incoming TROHPIQ Executive and Management committees for 2017. With such a fantastic team, we are sure you will do great things and are excited to see where you will take TROHPIQ next year!

Executive Committee
President: Laura Frederiksen
Vice President: Sallyanne Elder
Treasurer: Alex Huttleston
Secretary: Joshua Eeles
NAHO Education: Sarah Davis
NAHO Social: Allison Cooper
Communications & IT Officer: Winnie Yum
NRHSN + Membership Officer: Sjors Plugge

Management Committee
MDII rep: Fiona Edwards & Brigid King
Pharmacy Rep: Ruby Graham
Rockhampton Rep: Jacqueline Macmaw
Hervey Bay Rep: Matthew Cozier
Toowoomba Rep: Somyata Jhorar
Indigenous Health Officer: Oksana Bar & Narawi Foley-Boscott
Scholarschips, Bursaries & conferences Officer: Kimberley Mui
Education Officer: Emma Chan
Skills Day Convenors: Shaiba Chatterjee, Imogen Gilpin & Brigid King
RHSV Convenors: Isabella Gosper & Emma Chan
Cherbourg Trip Convenors: Sophie Gong & Bryn Rohdman
Wide Bay Trip Convenors: Sophie Gong & Fiona Edwards
Rockhampton Trip Convenors: Thomas McKay & Katie Jo
Toowoomb Trip Convenors: Hanbi Kim
Bowties & Beauties Convenors: Imogen Gilpin, Hanbi Kim & Narawi Foley-Boscott

There are still several positions available for allied health reps. Please email secretary@trohpiq.org if you are interested in applying.