TREES Application Process

2018 TREES applications timeline

Applications Open – May 1st

Applications Close – June 29th

Interviews for TREES applicants – July 14th

Offers sent to TREES scholar recipients – July 21st

Last date for students to accept offers – July 28th

TREES Pre-elective workshop – November 18th


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 include:

Beaudesert Beaudesert Hospital
Beaudesert Beaudesert Family Practice
Blackall Blackall  Hospital/practice
Blackbutt Blackbutt Medical Centre
Childers Childers Doctors
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
Miles Miles Medical Centre
Moura Moura Hospital/practice
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

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.


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

Please read through the TREES Contract before applying.

For more information, attend the TROHPIQ welcome evening, which will be held early in 2018.

Featured photo by Fiona Edwards