Medical students get a taste of rural practice in East Gippsland

Medical students get a taste of rural practice in East Gippsland

Thirty-five medical students got a glimpse of life as a rural GP in East Gippsland last weekend.
The students, from universities in Queensland, NSW, South Australia and Victoria, attended an event called Farm Stay at the  Coonawarra Farm Resort in Glenaladale.
General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) and the General Practice Student Network (GPSN) organised the two-day program for medical students who are interested in working as a GP in rural Australia.
The weekend offered academic and clinical activities including workshops on suturing, working with electrocardiograms (ECGs) and airway management.
Three doctors who work in rural and regional general practice talked about their experiences and led the clinical workshops.

IMAGE: Some of the medical students at the farm stay event at Coonwarra last weekend. (PS)

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