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Our Sponsors and Partners

National rural health
student network

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The National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN)  is the national student body which represents health students from all disciplines with an interest in rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  health issues. Its purpose is to encourage and maintain a sustainable rural health workforce and improve health outcomes for rural and remote Australians.

Formed in 1996, the NRHSN comprises 28 rural health clubs at universities spread through every State and Territory, and has more than 9000 members.The NRHSN exists to provide access to support, opportunities and information which promotes equality and future health careers.  The Network does this through locally based activities at rural health clubs as well as a national approach to issues such as Indigenous health and curricula. The NRHSN is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and is auspiced by Rural Health Workforce Australia.

What does the NRHSN do for YOU?

  • If you are a member of TROHPIQ, congratulations!  You are instantly a NRHSN member as well!

  • Help you create a network of students and contacts from all around Australia with similar  interests  in rural and remote health. Rural health is NOT done alone!

  • Inform you of scholarships that can assist you with study or living expenses, or rural placements.

  • Represent your viewpoints on current issues affecting students and the health workforce to key organisations and politicians

  • Advocate for what you need in your course curriculum and from your university to create a positive environment and make you a better health professional

  • Expand your awareness of the problems faced by Australians living in rural and remote areas as well as introduce you to innovative health projects already in motion

  • Develop your skills in leadership, collaboration, communication and organisation

  • Offers alumni opportunities for continued connection after graduation

Visit their website for more information on your national rural health association!

Health Workforce Queensland

Health Workforce Queensland is a not-for-profit Rural Workforce Agency focused on making sure remote, rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have access to highly skilled health professionals when and where they need them, now and into the future.


Health Workforce Queensland provides one-of-a-kind rural immersion experiences for undergraduate medical, nursing, dentistry and allied health students through hosting events, connecting with Rural Health Clubs and providing conference bursaries. GROW Rural, Joint Rural Health Club Weekend and Go Rural are engaging events that give students an insight into life as a health professional working in rural Queensland.

As part of a Consortium with the other Rural Workforce Agencies, Health Workforce Queensland also administers the John Flynn Placement Program for Queensland’s medical students.

To find out more about Health Workforce Queensland and initiatives for students, please visit the website or follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Queensland Rural
Generalist Pathway


The Rural Generalist Pathway (RGP), a Queensland Health funded initiative, is a fully supported, incentive based career pathway for junior doctors wishing to pursue a vocationally registered medical career in rural and remote Queensland. Rural Generalist Medicine has been recognised in Queensland as a medical specialty since May 2008. A Rural Generalist is defined as a rural medical practitioner who is credentialed to serve in:

  • hospital and community-based primary medical practice

  • hospital-based secondary medical practice, without supervision by a medical specialist in at least one specialist medical discipline (commonly, but not limited to obstetrics, anaesthetics and surgery)

  • hospital and community-based public health practice.

Application to join the Rural Generalist Pathway is primarily made by final year medical students via the Undergraduate entry process.  Further information and contacts regarding the RGP can be found at:

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