First Year students head bush
16 September 2005
The Discovery Bus Tour, organised by the School of Rural Health, is a two-day bus trip that takes medical students to the Faculty of Medicine’s rural campuses in Dubbo and Orange. The tour gives students a chance to see the campus facilities and local hospitals, talk with third and fourth year students, meet with locals, enjoy the delights of country living and hopefully entice them to undertake part of their study in the bush.
Over the weekend of 16 – 17 September a group of first year students left the city and headed west. Tour highlights included presenting the proceeds of this years Med Review Desperate Midwives to the Peadiatric Ward at Dubbo Base Hospital; talking with the Pilot and Flight Nurses at the Royal Flying Doctor Service; bogging the bus and enjoying the fine food, wine and night-life of the region.
“By the time we arrived back in Sydney we had a very enthusiastic group of students who are already looking forward to moving to Dubbo or Orange to complete at least half of their third and fourth years rurally”, said Lyndsay Lowe, Rural Student Placement Coordinator at the School of Rural Health in Dubbo. “I look forward to meeting up with students again next year.”
The next Discovery Bus Tour will depart Sydney in March 2006.
For further information contact:
Rural Student Placement Coordinator
Tel: +61 2 6885 7972