In 2001 the School of Rural Health was established with the dual aim of teaching medicine in a rural setting while strengthening the rural health workforce. By removing some of the geographical constraints on medical education, students are able to gain a greater rural and regional medical experience.
Medical students at The University of Sydney, School of Rural Health see a different range of clinical problems from those in metropolitan settings and have a greater opportunity to become involved in patient care. Students will learn how plans of investigation and management can be diverse in the country, where resources differ from those in the city, and they will also be exposed to new practices that can aid in their student learning outcomes.
Not only will students be adding to the rural health workforce and gain the experience needed for them to return to a rural area once their training has commenced, they also receive an insight into living the lovely rural lifestyle!