- The Rural Pathway is a new innovative program having commenced in January 2021.
The overarching goal of the Rural Pathway program is to encourage early engagement of Griffith Medical students in the possible pathways of rural medicine from the ground up.
The Rural Pathway gets students involved by exposing students in their pre-clinical years to some of the unique things on offer in rural placement sites from the communities that make up these towns, through to the facilities and accommodation available.
The Rural Pathway aims to always encourage and engage students interests in Rural Medicine early on allowing students to be informed on the opportunities to join the Longlook Program in later years.
The Rural Pathway hosts events, sponsorships, and educational activities to get students actively involved and participating in rural communities so that they might then later consider integrating with these communities on a more permanent basis.
If you are a current Griffith University Medical Student that would like to learn more about the Rural Pathway please apply to join the private Facebook Group ‘Griffith Medicine Rural Pathway 1st and 2nd year 2021‘
- The inaugural leadership weekend for the Rural Pathway took place in Dalby on the 30th and 31st of January 2021 with ten students in attendance for the weekend. Students were able to experience the rural hospitality of the Dalby Gun Club during a day of clay target shooting, followed by a tour of the Dalby Hospital and concluding with a BBQ Trivia Night. The second day of the the trip saw the students explore the beautiful Bunya Mountains, finishing their day off with clinical skills training back at Rural Med Ed training facilities. All ten students expressed their gratitude for the weekend and their hope to participate in further events throughout the year!
- Journal Club 2021 – February
- Red Ant Conference – March
- Summer Observership Information Evenings
- Rural Health Seminar