TREES Application Process

Learn more about the locations and experiences of past TREES scholars.

What does a TREE Scholar receive?

  1. Rural Placement Package
    • The UQ Rural Clinical School will arrange a location, preceptor and accommodation
    • For many sites, accommodation is provided without cost to the student
  2. A Pre-Elective Workshop
    • Students are briefed on what to expect on their rural electives and are given the opportunity to perfect their procedural skills
  3. $500 bursaries
    • A limited number of bursaries are available. If applicable, $300 awarded at the start of the elective and the remaining $200 upon submission of their report.
  4. Support from the TROHPIQ TREES organisers in any logistical or support concerns available
    • Contact the Vice President or Scholarships/Bursaries Officer

If there is a particular rural / regional location you wish to complete your placement, please note this on your application and we will endeavour to accommodate your request.

 

Where Can I Go?

Placement locations (duplicates means taking 2 students) include:

Beaudesert Beaudesert Hospital
Beaudesert Beaudesert Hospital
Beaudesert Beaudesert Hospital
Beaudesert Beaudesert Family Practice
Blackall Blackall  Hospital/practice
Blackbutt Blackbutt Medical Centre
Blackbutt Blackbutt Medical Centre
Childers Childers Doctors
Dalby Dalby Hospital
Dalby Dalby Hospital
Dysart Dysart Medical Centre
Emerald Priority Health Group
Emerald Emerald Hospital
Gladstone Gladstone Hospital
Gladstone GP Superclinic
Goondiwindi Goondiwindi Hospital
Kilcoy Kilcoy Medical Practice
Kingaroy Kingaroy General Hospital
Kingaroy Kingaroy General Hospital
Miles Miles Medical Centre
Moura  Moura Hospital/practice
Roma Roma Hospital
Roma Roma Hospital
St George St George Medical Centre
Tamborine Mountain Tamborine Mountain Medical Practice
Tara Tara Medical Centre
Texas Texas Practice
Wondai Wondai Medical Centre
Wynyard Tasmania Wynyard Medical Centre
Yeppoon Yeppoon Hospital

 

How are TREE Applicants Selected?

All applications are processed by the TROHPIQ TREES organisers and the TROHPIQ Executive. Applicants are then selected for an informal interview based upon:

  • Interest in rural and remote health (past, present and future)
  • Previous involvement with TROHPIQ / rural communities

Priority is given to domestic students; however International / Oschner students are encouraged to apply.

You must be a TROHPIQ member to apply.

The short-listed applicants will then attend a 10 minutes interview, conducted by the TROHPIQ President, Vice President and Scholarships/Bursaries Officer.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Attend a pre-elective workshop on Monday 20th November 2017
  • Attend the chosen rural placement for 4 weeks beginning Monday 27th November 2017
  • Submit a report on elective experience by 22nd December 2017

Either:

  1. A written report, maximum 500 words with photos
  2. A short video (max 5 minutes)

Please read through the TREES Contract before applying.

Dates PLAN
Early Jan Discuss likely sites
End Jan Introduce TREES at Welcome lecture
Finalise number of TREES positions
Open applications
April          17 Applications close at midnight
VP + Scholarships to review applications and prepare for submission to the exec
Exec meeting to rank students and invite them for interviews
                     22 Interviews
                     24 Offers
 May Acceptance Deadline
Offers to waitlist
                     12 List to RCS – Janine Wyatt
June              1 Students to have contacted Clare Butters re accommodation
Aug               4 Students to have made initial contact with preceptor
Oct Initial payments released
Nov            20 Pre-Elective Workshop
                     27 Commence Placement
Dec             22 Reports due. Sent to VP + Scholarships.
Jan Final payments released
  Website updated with 2017 reports