More than 200 Flinders students visit the Barossa Valley for rural work integrated learning placements each year.
Third year Doctor of Medicine (MD) students undertake the 12-month Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) program based in medical practices in Angaston, Kapunda, Nuriootpa and Tanunda. This program started in 2008 and is the first time that medical students from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University have studied together in the same program.
Nursing, allied health and fourth-year medical students undertake shorter clinical placements at hospital and health services throughout the region.
Flinders University’s Nuriootpa campus provides Flinders and University of Adelaide students with video-conference and lecture facilities, a clinical training suite and student common facilities for relaxation and study.
People at this campus
- Ms Kat Cameron - ICT Officer, Multimedia and Communications Technical Support
- Mrs Donna Fay - Administrative Officer (Campus and Site)
- Mrs Elaine Johnson - Manager, Finance and Administration
- Mrs Amy Schulz - PRCC Administrator
- Dr Adrian Griscti - Clinical Educator, Rural Medicine
- Mrs Stef Lobzin - Lecturer, Rural Clinical Education and Inter Professional Education
- Dr Elena Rudnik - Senior Lecturer, Rural Clinical Education & Inter Professional Education
- Mr Doug Turner - Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Read the list of regional activities that Flinders Rural Health SA and rural students are involved in.
Dr Stuart Ross (pictured) was Flinders University’s first PRCC medical student based at Kapunda. He has returned to work at the Kapunda & Eudunda Medical Practice since completing his medical training.
“I like the variety of things you do as a country GP and I have always liked anaesthetics partly due to the gadgets but more generally, I think I really enjoy the fact that doctors see people at their worst and make them feel better, whether that be through treatment or just by being there.”