Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but it could be better.
There are many challenges facing our rural and regional communities, as they don't have the same healthcare access as their metro neighbours.
The shortage of health professionals in rural and regional Australia is a big challenge. However, this problem can be tackled through hands-on courses and world-class facilities like those at Monash training sites throughout Gippsland.
Medicine is one of the few professions where an urban base is not necessary. It also helps to work in an area where you're needed rather than where there's an oversupply
- Dr Sean Atkinson, Monash Graduate, General Practitioner Trafalgar, Lecturer Monash Rural Health Churchill
Gippsland is a vibrant region of around 270,000 people and is leading the way in training the next generation of rural health professionals thanks to Monash University.
Training sites in Warragul, Traralgon, Sale, Bairnsdale and Leongatha allow students hands-on training in general medicine and specialities like critical care, cardiology, renal dialysis, maternal and women’s health, child and adolescent health, oncology and orthopaedic services. There is also the opportunity for placement at community health services and GP clinics across the region.
Bridging the gap in healthcare outcomes and access is what Monash Rural Health is all about. We give students the opportunity to come and learn in rural and regional placements. Once they see for themselves what great places they are to live and work, many choose to come back and work after graduating
- Associate Professor Shane Bullock, Director Monash Rural Health Churchill
The Monash Gippsland Open Day held at the Traralgon training site allows parents and prospective students to explore study options to help springboard them into the first chapter of their career.
The information day will cover all there is to know about studying medicine, nursing or allied health while answering the necessary questions, such as "what do you need to apply?" and "where will you study and live?"
Better yet, much of this information can be heard straight from the horse's mouth.
Admissions staff and current and former students will share what it's like to study at Monash University, discussing everything from entry courses and requirements, subject prerequisites for particular courses, and alternative pathways into courses like medicine.
Empower your children to take the next step in their future and one that can make an enormous contribution to the livelihood of thousands of Australians.
Monash Gippsland Open Day is held on Saturday 25 May, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
Register your interest for Monash Gippsland Open Day here