Medical School

While many medical students already harboured a strong interest in rural medicine prior to medical school, others develop an interest through rural immersive experiences during their studies. Opportunities include Rural Clinical School placements and other rural placements.


Rural Clinical School Placements

The Rural Clinical School of WA (RCSWA) coordinates placements for penultimate and final-year medical students across various rural and regional WACHS sites. In addition, RCSWA coordinates shorter (up to four weeks) final year rural GP placements (RGPP). Please visit the RCSWA website for more information.


Other Rural Placements

The three medical schools in WA (The University of Western Australia, The University of Notre Dame Australia and Curtin University) collaborate with a range of organisations to place medical students in rural areas during their studies.


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Rural Generalist Pathway WA

Are you interested in joining the Rural Generalist Pathway? Find out how in our Rural Generalist Pathway WA section. 

The core function of the Coordination Unit is to help to facilitate the transition for rural generalist trainees through the various educational and training components for the first six years of postgraduate training. The Coordination Unit also partners with existing organisations to enhance the professional experience in regional, rural and remote locations for rural generalists. Once on the pathway, you will be assigned a mentor who is an experienced Rural Generalist, provided with individualised career navigation, connected to our network of stakeholders and given priority access to requisite courses. You may also be eligible for ongoing professional development opportunities. Find out more about the Coordination Unit.
Check out the information on our Rural Generalist Pathway WA tab to find out about the eligibility requirements and application processes. If you need more information, please contact us.
Applications to join the Rural Generalist Pathway are now open. Visit the Applications section of our website to find out more.
Last Updated: 16/05/2024