The Rural Clinical School (RCS) offers additional support to students through Scholarships and Awards based in the North West.
GPNW Simon Monks Memorial Award for Excellence in General Practice
This Award honours the memory of Dr Simon Monks by acknowledging excellence in General Practice by a fourth year RCS medical student. Dr Monks was a highly respected partner at the East Devonport Medical Centre and a General Practice North West (GPNW) Board member who was actively involved in teaching and mentoring RCS students prior to his sudden and unexpected death in 2007. The Award is supported by Dr Monk's family. GPNW - now known as Tasmania Medicare Local - works with the RCS in selecting the annual recipient.
Rotary Club of Burnie Scholarship in Rural Medicine
The Rotary Club of Burnie Scholarship in Rural Medicine is awarded to a Year 4 Rural Clinical School medical student who is commencing the final two years of clinical studies in the MBBS at the University of Tasmania's Rural Clinical School.
The Rotary Club generously provides the scholarship to encourage and support a student with an interest in rural medicine to study at the Rural Clinical School. The $5000 scholarship is offered over a two-year period and in addition to financial support, the Club will provide honorary club membership and offer to mentor the recipient during their studies in North West Tasmania.
Amount: $2,500 per annum
Applications: applications are now open and close on 14 December 2015. Completed application forms including two Letters of Reference (at least one from a clinical academic at UTAS) should be submitted to Associate Professor Lizzi Shires, Co-Director, Rural Clinical School.
Information: Request an application form directly from the Rural Clinical School in Burnie. Contact Kayla Millhouse, Administration Officer-Community Engagement on 6430 5994 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rotary Club of Wynyard Scholarship in Rural Medicine
The Rotary Club of Wynyard offer this scholarship to a student commencing the final two years of clinical studies in the MBBS at the Rural Clinical School bi-annually. The scholarship aims to encourage and support a student with an interest in rural medicine to study at the RCS. The scholarship is offered over a two-year period, subject to the recipient's satisfactory performance, and is valued at $3,000 per annum.
Information on scholarships available through UTAS.