TREES Application Process


2020 TREES applications timeline

Applications open: July 6th

Applications deadline: July 20th

Interviews held: Week of July 20th

Offers of placement: August 13th

Deadline for acceptance: August 21st

Second round offers (if applicable) will take place after this date

Placement dates: Monday, November 23rd until December 4th.

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. A limited number of bursaries are available.
  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 endeavor to accommodate your request.

Where Can I Go?

Placement locations for 2020 include:

  • Beaudesert
  • Blackbutt
  • Boonah
  • Dalby
  • Emerald
  • Esk
  • Gayndah
  • Goondiwindi
  • Kilcoy
  • Kingaroy
  • Miles
  • Roma
  • St George
  • Texas
  • Theodore
  • Yeppoon

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

How are TREEs Applicants Selected?

  • 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 the chosen rural placement for 2 weeks beginning 23rd November 2020
• Submit a report on elective experience by 22nd December 2020
1. A written report, maximum 500 words with photos
2. A short video (max 5 minutes)

Please read through the 2019 Elective Only Contract and the 2019 Elective Plus Bursary Contract before applying. Click here to apply. 

For more information please contact

Featured photo by Fiona Edwards