SQRH’s highly skilled and experienced clinical, academic and student support staff, work with students and rural communities to provide a diverse and rewarding rural clinical placement experience for students.
SQRH assists students in rural and remote health organisations across regional, rural and remote southern Queensland, by providing:
To enquire about accommodation while on placement in our region, please contact your relevant university placement co-ordinator in the first instance. The SQRH Student Support Co-ordinators can also provide information. Contact these staff members via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing opportunities for students from a variety of health disciplines to collaborate and learn with, about and from each other, including:
SQRH can provide subsidy for students to travel to and from their placement. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. To apply for travel support, please apply via the StarRez Portal. Please note that if you have not accessed the StarRez Portal previously, you will need to register first using your university email address.
« “As part of my placement, SQRH organised for me to shadow the hospital radiologist and pathologist. This was a great opportunity for me to be part of interprofessional learning and really added to my overall rural experience”. »
Marah Ludecke, USQ nursing student, 5 Sep 2018
« “I had placements in a couple of rural towns – they were different but similar in that you are so welcomed to these communities, you’re involved in everything and you gain excellent clinical experience. The SQRH accommodation was really comfortable and the view from the backyard at Kingaroy was outstanding!” »
Emma Fletcher, USQ nursing student, 3 Oct 2018
« I have thoroughly enjoyed my clinical placement at Charleville and I’m grateful for the support of SQRH. To be honest I hadn’t thought about taking up a rural health career before coming out to Charleville but now I definitely would consider it. The experience was brilliant and incredibly diverse – I worked in wards, in the emergency department, attending visits with the nurse navigator, going to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) base with ambulance staff and so much more. »
Andy Schouten, University of Queensland Nursing student, 27 Sep 2018
« I’ve grown up and lived in Brisbane so coming to Toowoomba was a big step, but I have really enjoyed my placement and would now consider working regionally. »
Alice Huang, University of Queensland Speech Pathology student, 27 Sep 2018