Rural Clinical School

Student Support

Sunset on King Island

Students at the Rural Clinical School (RCS) are well supported - academically, socially and financially. The RCS provides generous Student Support (PDF 455.9 KB) for our students. RCS Student Support provides financial assistance with day to day costs, travel and relocation bursaries and accommodation assistance.

Clinical Academic Supervisors

RCS students are allocated a Clinical Academic Supervisor who is a member of the academic staff and part of the RCS team of lecturers in rural medical practice.

Students are encouraged to meet with their supervisor during Group Learning Weeks and Group Learning Programs (GLWs / GLPs). While the meetings will be relatively informal, they should follow an agenda which reflects the student's interests and concerns.  Supervisors are available by email and phone at other times and students may arrange additional meetings.

Other staff are also available for mentoring if required.

Mrs Rose Winter, the Medical Education Advisor, also works with students with special needs who may have Learning Access Plans and/or Student Support Plans.

 Ms Rose Moore with student Dr Deb Wilson and students

Peer Support

At the RCS Year 4 and Year 5 students learn together in many ways and senior students will often run practice OSCE scenarios for Year 4 students or act as peer mentors. This mutual support is strongly encouraged at the RCS. Students will also discover that junior doctors and registrars are happy to run extra education or skills sessions and give tremendous support to RCS students in the clinical setting on both a professional and pastoral support level.  The RCS also has a comprehensive Student Support Program (PDF 455.9 KB) to assist our students.

RCS students on medical ward

RCS Facilities

The facilities at the RCS are modern and well equipped. Tutorial and lecture rooms are equipped with videoconferencing equipment so students can attend sessions whilst away on placements. Student facilities include private lockers, computer rooms, lounges, kitchen, BBQ area, flat screen TV and table tennis.

Students enjoying the Staff Facilities