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About the Rural Clinical School of WA

Our Culture

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) was established in 2002 to help deliver better health outcomes for people living in regional, remote and rural areas of the state.

Our vision for the future is to build on the successes of the past 20 years and foster an exceptional locally trained, research-driven, collegiate, academic and clinical community, providing equitable healthcare to rural and remote Western Australia.

Our mission to collaboratively engage and train future rural doctors and academics to ensure equitable access to high quality, culturally appropriate healthcare for rural West Australians.

Driving real change in rural communities

The RCSWA helps rural communities sustain a locally trained and loyal medical workforce by placing medical students in country regions. Under the program, students gain valuable hands-on experience, enjoy close mentoring and are more likely to return to rural towns after they graduate.

The RCSWA aims to drive a larger presence of doctors into country towns that face health and medical welfare challenges while giving student doctors the chance to learn from real-life experiences. Peer-reviewed research shows students who undertake an RCSWA placement are four times more likely to return to work in the country compared to others.

Strong commitment to student support
Mentoring for rewarding rural careers
Focus on continuity and growth of rural training across WA
Rural Clinical School students have made important contributions to all the communities they have been placed in. The RCSWA is valued by rural WA in large part because of the students’ engagement with their communities and what they have achieved since 2002.
Andrew Kirke
Head of School RCSWA

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Call the RCSWA Administrative Headquarters from 8.30am to 5.00pm (Western Standard Time):

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Our headquarters are located at Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital, St Alban's Road, Kalgoorlie

Or you can visit the UWA School of Medicine in Perth

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