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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Are you interested in spending more time in a rural location? The Extended Placement Program is a fantastic opportunity for students to spend an extended time in a rural area, enhance their knowledge of rural medicine and continue to develop their clinical skills. Previous EPP students have appreciated the opportunity to become part of a rural community and follow patients throughout the course of their illness. The program involves Year 3 medical students undertaking their General Practice and Rural & Remote Medicine placements back to back in the same rural location. The application form can be accessed here. Alternatively please visit the UQ Website for more information. Potential locations in 2022 include:

  • Beaudesert

  • Charleville

  • Childers

  • Dalby

  • Emerald

  • Gayndah

  • Goondiwindi

  • Kingaroy

  • Kilcoy

  • Miles

  • Roma

  • St George

  • Theodore

  • Yeppoon

Quality accommodation and internet facilities will be made available and provided free of charge and a Medical Educator will be available to specifically support and assist you.

How to apply:

Students will be asked to submit an application detailing any information which would demonstrate an interest in and commitment to, health in rural/remote communities, including:

  • Any previous experience living/working in a rural/remote area

  • Whether you have membership and active involvement with TROHPIQ

  • If you have undertaken electives in other years of the MD program in a rural/remote area

  • If you are a current rural scholarship holder eg. BMP Scheme, John Flynn

2021 Extended Placement Program Applications open: 12:00 noon Monday 5 July 2021

2021 Extended Placement Program Applications close: 12:00 noon Friday 16 July 2021

Please see the EPP information flyer and EPP Information booklet for further details or contact Rural & Remote Medicine Team Lead Jo Wakefield via email: or by phone (07) 4633 9705.

Further information and application form is also available via the UQ Website.

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