Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop's visit to the Department of Rural Health

Julie Bishop, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs along with (now former) local MP Sharman Stone, Duncan McGauchie and members and officials of local government visited the University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health and Shepparton Medical Centre in Shepparton in June

During the visit staff highlighted their work in improving rural and remote health outcomes and engaging students in rural communities, and, the collaboration between the University and the Shepparton Medical Centre, to teach medical students at the Rural Clinical School.

Associate Professor Lisa Bourke Director of the Department of Rural Health, reported on the research being undertaken at the Department and the support offered to rural health students in the region.