Wheatbelt Welcomes Medical Students

Families Host 160 Students

20 March 2018

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Over the four days, the students immersed themselves in rural life by working with local families across seven Wheatbelt towns; Bruce Rock, Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Narrogin, Southern Cross and Westonia. 

Rural Health West Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tim Shackleton said the Program was developed in an effort to shift student perceptions about rural medicine early in their studies. “People are attracted to rural medicine as it offers a broad scope of practice, you can build lasting relationships with patients and can provide true primary care,” Mr Shackleton said.

“This program offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in rural medicine and to truly understand the challenges and needs of remotely located communities."

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