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Rockhampton Rural clinical School


The Rockhampton RCS is based in the major coastal hub of Queensland, located approximately 600 km north of Brisbane with a local population of more than 80,000. The traditional owners of the land are the Darumbal people.


Rockhampton is home to 23 third year and 15 fourth year (final year) students. Placements are completed at Rockhampton Base Hospital, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton, Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital, and other local community health centres. All of the compulsory placements are offered within Rockhampton, with medical specialty options including cardiology, renal medicine, and oncology. The RCS is home to a clinical simulation lab and its own medical library, providing students with fantastic learning facilities.


Student accommodation can hold up to 30 students, and offers townhouse or studio-style living. All units are fully furnished and have internet access. The accommodation is within walking distance of the main teaching hospitals and clinics.  

What to do

Rocky is known as the Beef Capital of Australia, and the town has a wonderful country living vibe because of it. There is no shortage of beautiful sites to visit around Rockhampton, ranging from bush walks, caves and waterfalls to beaches and nearby islands. The Rockhampton RCS students enjoy taking part in the local ParkRun, trivia nights, and live music events in town.

Further contact


TROHPIQ VP Rural Clinical Schools:

TROHPIQ Rockhampton RCS Representative:

UQ RCS Rockhampton: 

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