We are thrilled to announce the rebrand of Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) to Rural Medical Education Australia – (RMEA) or ‘Rural Med Ed’, as we unveil a new logo, new corporate colours and a new website at www.ruralmeded.org.au
The rebrand has been eight months in the making and reflects the current and future focus of our activities – locally and nationally.
A fair bit has changed since the organization started out in 2002 as Rural and Regional QLD Consortium – when a group of groundbreaking rural doctors recognized the need to train doctors in their rural communities under the Australian General Practice Training Program.
Today Rural Med Ed offers four key programs and has a major partnership with Griffith University.
Our programs consist of:
Longlook – the rural longitudinal clinical program for Griffith University medical students.
GPrEP – our innovative and popular general practice training program, training doctors in a rural general practice.
Aspire2Health – our high school program inspiring rural students to study health.
QRME training – our VET program for rural students providing a pathway to a career in rural health.
and we have a world class team of highly valued and highly skilled rural clinical academics and researchers leading our programs focused on health workforce solutions for rural communities.
This week we welcome our first students under the Rural Med Ed banner, as our 2021 3rd year Griffith University medical students commence in the Longlook program at Dalby, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Gympie, Beaudesert and Toowoomba hospitals.
But despite the changes and innovation over the last 18 years, Rural Med Ed CEO Megan OShannessy said the number one priority for Rural Med Ed remains the same as it was in 2002, ‘to educate a highly skilled medical workforce in rural communities to meet the needs of rural communities.’
We look forward to working with our rural communities, and our many stakeholders, as Rural Med Ed in 2021 and beyond as we continue to deliver training that is relevant, cutting edge and in community.
For more information, please contact
QRME Media Officer, Fiona Bryce – 0400 029 258
The Official Rural Medical Education Australia (Rural Med Ed) brand launch will take place this Thursday 14 January 5.30 at Gipps Restaurant. Media are welcome to attend.
Alternatively, our 3rd year Griffith University medical students will be onsite at the Griffith University / Rural Med Ed Training Centre at 190 Hume St on Thursday 14 January from 10am. There will be photo / filming opportunities as they complete practical skills, and several students will be available for comment.