TROHPIQ Rural Elective Experience Scholarship

The final component of the first year of the UQ MD program is the Observership. This is a four week placement program completed by all MD1 students in which they get first-hand experience in a hospital setting.

TROHPIQ has teamed up with UQ Rural Clinical School to provide students with an opportunity to experience regional and rural Queensland, gain fantastic hands-on learning experiences, and meet some awe-inspiring rural practitioners. Students can choose to complete their Observership in a rural location, and receive a scholarship to help support them during their placement.

Additionally, TREES Scholars are also given priority in third year Medicine in Society/Rural & Remote Medicine preferences if they choose to return to the same location. This continuity means our scholars are entering their rotation with an established professional relationship with the local medical professionals. This enables them to get the most out of their rural placements:  reconnecting established professional friendships and further developing their relationship with the rural community.

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

What does a TREE Scholar receive?

  1. Rural Placement Package
  2. Bursary (value TBC)
  3. Support from the TROHPIQ TREES organisers in any logistical or support concerns available

Where can a TREE Scholar go?

The following locations have been TREES placement locations in the past; however these locations can vary from year to year.

  • Beaudesert
  • Blackbutt
  • Bundaberg
  • Dalby
  • Dysart
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Goondiwindi
  • Kilcoy
  • Kingaroy
  • Miles
  • St George
  • Tamborine Mountain
  • Texas
  • Wondai
  • Yeppoon

What can a TREE Scholar do?

Past TREE Scholars have had the opportunity to:

  • Be mentored by Rural Generalists, Rural GP’s and nursing and allied health staff in rural hospitals and medical centres.
  • Become a part of the medical team; from perfecting the art of history taking and improving procedural skills through to learning the keys to diagnosis and management of common conditions. Develop confidence in the application of these new found skills.
  • Explore the local sites, guided by hosts or colleagues

Applications for 2020 open July 06 at 8AM!


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