Griffith University Year 4 Medical Students are placed in the Queensland Rural Medical Education Longlook Program. As a continuation of the 3rd year offering, the 4th Year Program takes a longitudinally integrated, patient-centred approach to medical education.
The Longlook program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.
In our Longlook program student integrate the General Practice, Emergency, Critical care, Orthopedics and a Rural Generalist selective over 28 weeks. All rural students complete an Elective in Block 7 which does not have to be in a rural area.
Overview of the year:
Selectives are clinically-based, closely supervised placements which generally allows the medical student to perform in a “junior-intern” role. This is in contrast to the elective which allows a student to pursue an area of clinical interest.
Students will be allowed up to 5 days of clinical attachment, in a rural area, outside of their clinical site as part of their selective rotation. This may be allocated as part of a block (ie 5 days) or as a recurring session (eg 1 day a fortnight). The remaining time will be spent at your site performing the roles of a rural generalist.
Students will be able to nominate one area of interest (eg general medicine) and will need to provide a learning plan including the relevance of the selective to rural health. These applications can be submitted via QRMe-learning after the second week of the new Block.
Once applications are received, the clinicians supervising the selective will be contacted to organise the logistics of a placement. Please be aware that we are limited by accommodation and clinician availability.
Accommodation is available with a financial contribution from the student, which is $50 per week. A comprehensive guide to each site’s accommodation facilities can be found below: