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Community engagement

Community relationships form the backbone of Flinders Rural Health SA. We live, work, play and learn in rural communities across South Australia and are passionate about providing high quality education, research and health care solutions.

Across all of our regions:

  • Medicine, nursing and allied health students undertake work-integrated learning placements in hospitals, general practice and health care facilities.
  • Community-based Advanced Studies projects are undertaken by medical students.
  • Community members are used throughout the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum program as standardised patients to allow students to examine real conditions or have actors displaying symptoms to interact with.
  • Community groups use Flinders Rural Health SA facilities for professional development activities.


Regional activities


  • Barossa Rotary presentations
  • Barossa Vintage Festival parade
  • Handwashing workshop in local primary schools
  • CPR4Kids - teaching basic life support to primary school students
  • Barossa Enterprises fun and fitness workshop



  • Port Elliot Rural Day for first-year medical students
  • Flinders Univeristy Rural Health Society rural high school visits
  • MEDSPACE Ready - run by Rural Doctors Workforce Australia for students from country high schools with an interest in a career in medicine.





  • Bowel Scan Week shopping centre stall with the Rotary Club of Renmark
  • CPR4Kids
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation clinics
  • Drug and alcohol awareness presentations with SA Police
  • Mother’s Day Classic run/walk for breast cancer
  • Hosting international exchange students



  • Simulated fire and disaster scenarios
  • Close the Gap Day
  • NAIDOC Week events
  • Rotary Careers Expo
  • Mt Gambier and District Tertiary Education Grant Scheme
  • Great Ocean Road Marathon
  • CPR4Kids
  • High school event - ‘How to get into Medicine’
  • Sheepvention