South East banner. Photo courtesy Alison Jones

South East

Flinders Rural Health SA has a large presence in south-eastern South Australia, which stretches across to Hamilton in Victoria, and includes a Flinders University campus on the grounds of Mount Gambier Hospital.

More than 300 students visit the region for 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 Mt Gambier, Naracoorte, and Hamilton in country Victoria.

Nursing, allied health and fourth-year medical students undertake shorter clinical placements at hospitals and health services throughout the region.

Flinders Rural Health SA also coordinates the Junior Doctor Medical Education Program in conjunction with Mt Gambier Hospital. This is the only regional program for newly graduated and resident medical officers in rural South Australia.


Mt Gambier campus OUR CAMPUSES

Mount Gambier

The Mount Gambier Flinders University campus provides students with video-conference and lecture facilities, consulting rooms, a large clinical practice workshop suite, and student common facilities including a kitchen and library.

Students can also take advantage of the recent expansions within the Mt Gambier hospital complex, which include new wards and specialist facilities providing up-to-date technology for enhanced student learning opportunities.

A 24/7 Student Learning Centre provides students with a comfortable, friendly and safe working environment.

People in this region

Professional Academic



Community engagement

Read the list of regional activities that Flinders Rural Health SA and rural students are involved in.


Alumni stories

Dr Michelle McIntosh was a South East (Greater Green Triangle) PRCC student in 2007. This was her first experience in rural medicine.

Her time in Millicent gave her the opportunity to become involved in the local community through her interest in music. Michelle has returned to the South East and now is a GP at Hawkins Medical Clinic in Mount Gambier, as well as a Director of Clinical Training in the Junior Doctor Program.



Contact us

Mt Gambier campus

Phone: (08) 8726 3999



24 Vivienne Avenue
Mt Gambier SA 5290

Postal address

Flinders Rural Health SA
PO Box 3570
Mt Gambier SA 5290