TREES Application Process

2019 TREES applications timeline

To Be Announced. Please see the 2018 timeline below for an estimate of dates.


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

Placement dates: Monday, November 26th until Friday, December 21st.

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. $400 bursaries
    • 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 endeavour to accommodate your request.


Where Can I Go?

Placement locations in 2018 include:

Beaudesert Beaudesert Hospital
Beaudesert Beaudesert Family Practice
Rockhampton Imbina Medical Centre
Charleville Charleville Hospital/Medical Centre
Dalby Dalby Hospital
Emerald Emerald Hospital
Emerald Central Highlands Health care
Esk Brisbane Valley Medical Service – GP
Gayndah Gayndah Hospital/Medical Practice
Gladstone Gladstone Hospital
Goondiwindi Goondiwindi Medical Centre/Hospital
Kilcoy Kilcoy Medical Centre
Miles Miles Medical Centre
Monto Monto Health Centre
Moura Moura Dawson Medical Practice
Roma Roma Hospital
St George St George Medical Centre
St George St George Hospital
Tara Tara Medical Centre
Texas Texas Family Medical Centre
Yeppoon Capricorn Coast 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 please contact

Featured photo by Fiona Edwards