The Rural Clinical School is located at four large regional centres in country Victoria - Shepparton, Wangaratta, Ballarat and Bendigo.
The Rural Clinical School - Shepparton is home to the Doctor of Medicine Rural Pathway.
As a student at the Rural Clinical School you will train in our associated regional hospitals.
The Rural Clinical School - Shepparton is adjacent to Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health).
This is where students undertake the Doctor of Medicine Rural Pathway program.View
The Rural Clinical School - Wangaratta ('The Chalet') is adjacent to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW). NHW acts as a regional referral hospital for more complex patients from Bright, Mansfield, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Yarrawonga, Euroa, Benalla and Chiltern.View
The Rural Clinical School - Ballarat ('Dunvegan') is adjacent to Grampians Health - Victoria's second largest regional health service.View
Rural Clinical School - Bendigo students attend tutorials and other teaching sessions at the Monash University Bendigo Regional Clinical School which is located on site at Bendigo Health.View
Beautifully positioned along the northern foothills of the Mt Buffalo Range, Myrtleford boasts stunning scenery and tranquillity.View
Numurkah is located on the Goulburn Valley Highway, 37 kilometres north of Shepparton, in the Shire of Moira. The centre of a thriving agricultural area, Numurkah is a food lovers’ paradise with great country pubs and authentic country bakeries.View
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Current Student Resources
Further information for all students in the Melbourne Medical School, including Doctor of Medicine students, plus links to University student resources.View
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
Information for prospective students who have lived in a rural/regional area for 5 years consecutively or 10 years cumulatively since birth.
Rural Pathway to the Doctor of Medicine
As part of the University of Melbourne’s commitment to rural health, the Melbourne Medical School in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers a Rural Pathway option within the Doctor of Medicine, where training for the entire degree will be conducted in rural Victoria.
Students completing rural placements face a range of unique stressors and challenges. Fortunately there are a variety of support services available for current University of Melbourne students to access and stay well. Services are accessible across rural campus locations, as well as at the Parkville campus.
Health & Wellbeing Practitioner (rural)
Your time in the Rural Clinical School provides terrific opportunities to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. For some it can also prove challenging for a variety of reasons. The service can be accessed for a range of individualised support, from discussing strategies to stay well, study pressures, referral to other support providers, isolation, relationship issues, to concerns regarding mental health, bullying or harassment in the medicine environment, or life in general.
As a student with the RCS, you can access free health and wellbeing support from a qualified practitioner (Psychologist or Social Worker) providing short to medium term social, psychological, and emotional support.
Students may arrange an appointment with the rural based Health and Wellbeing Practitioner via a secure
You are welcome to contact us with any queries, to schedule an appointment directly, or if having difficulties with the booking system:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Wangaratta, Shepparton, Echuca & ERC
PH: 0435 588 863
Dr Hannah Sloan
Mon, Tues, alt. Wed
Bendigo & Ballarat
PH: 0428 933 952
For further information about other support services, see your student handbook or click below.
Stop 1 is a directory where students can find information and student services whether online, on the phone or in person. Stop 1 can help you with admissions, enrolment, course planning, administration, support services and skills and development. For further information call P: 13 MELB (13 6352) or click below.
Student Support Financial Aid provides student loans, advice and advocacy around Government student payments, grants based on financial need (including housing/rent assistance grants) and welfare support. You may book an appointment to speak with a specialist staff member.
Student Housing provides support in arranging temporary accommodation, tenancy advice or emergency accommodation.
Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS)
Student Equity and Disability Support is available for students who may require reasonable and equitable adjustments to their studies due to disability and/or health conditions. Adjustments may include Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEA) or Academic Adjustment Plans (AAP). Students must register with SEDS in order to be considered for any academic or exam related adjustments. This can be done through Stop 1 and involves a face to face or phone meeting with an Adviser.
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
The Counselling and Psychological Services are based in Parkville, though offer phone sessions for students based rurally. Appointments for individual counselling sessions can be made online or via phone. Students may also wish to access the range of online resources available, including information regarding different mental health issues, audio tracks and interactive online programs. For more information about these services, call CAPS on: 61 (3) 8344 6927 or click below:
General enquiries: +61 3 5823 4506
Fax: +61 3 5721 9184
Department of Rural Health
University of Melbourne
WANGARATTA Vic 3676
General enquiries: +61 3 4301 6800
Fax: +61 3 5332 4519
Department of Rural Health
University of Melbourne
806 Mair Street
BALLARAT VIC 3350
General enquiries: +61 3 5823 4500
Fax: +61 3 5823 4555