Rural Experience

Rural placements in the Sydney Medical Program allow students to see and experience a range of clinical problems that don’t present in metropolitan settings. Clinical practice often reflects local resources and custom, and exposure to new ways of doing things can be an important learning experience.

School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange)

The School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange) has campuses in Dubbo and Orange where students from the University of Sydney can attend for up to one year of their medical degree.


Watch our student video to learn more about life at the School of Rural Health in Dubbo.


Life in SRH (Dubbo)

Life in Dubbo

Life in SRH (Orange)

Life in Orange

The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health

The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health is a multidisciplinary department that aims to improve health care in far western NSW by providing high quality support, education and training for rural and remote health workers.

The University Centre for Rural Health

The University Centre for Rural Health is based on the north coast of NSW, and is a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University, the Univerity of Wollongong and the University of Sydney. There are significant opportunities for long and short stay medical students, with excellent clinical training available.

Scholarships for Rural Experience

A range of scholarships are available for rural medicine students via the NSW Rural Doctors Network.

The National Rural Health Alliance also offers Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarships (RAMUS) on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

MIRAGE - a student club

Multidisciplinary Interest in Rural And General health Education (MIRAGE) is the student club which caters for University of Sydney students with an interest in rural career options.

The University has two major health faculty campuses, the main city campus and Lidcombe campus, and activities are undertaken on both.

MIRAGE implements local activities, excursions and skills-training programs, and provides input and student members for scholarship interview panels. Medical School staff provide input and support for MIRAGE via the Rural Careers Project Steering Committee.

Go to the website : MIRAGE