The communities of Katherine, Alice Springs and Nhulunbuy support the efforts of the Northern Territory Remote Clinical School (NTRCS). The curriculum at each NTRCS campus has been designed to provide high quality learning opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete third year. Additionally, particular attention is paid to ensuring that this learning reflects the local cultural and environmental context of the different communities, their health and wellness, and health care delivery systems.
Year 1 and Year 2 students begin their engagement with the NTRCS through a Remote Health Experience and Regional Community Week. The NTRCS allows Year 3 students to spend six months or more in a rural location, exposing students to a different kind of learning environment that adds to their broader clinical experience. Year 4 students can elect to undertake their core rotations and electives in Alice Springs and Nhulunbuy.
Flexibility in the program allows students to test out career interests, in particular in Aboriginal health, remote medicine and public health. Students receive unique learning experiences through ‘hands on' access to patients including bush trips with specialists to remote settings, plus excellent access to academic resources, small group learning and role models. Students can contribute to the health of communities and participate in a health care team, making a difference in some of the most challenging situations in Australia.
The NTRCS provides accommodation at each site and other learning resources in well supported learning environments. Come and find out more at our website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/nt-clinical-school/nt-rural-clinical-school/nt-rural-clinical-school_home.cfm