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About Us

Our Culture

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) was established in 2002 to help deliver better health outcomes for people living in country WA.

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 WA.

Our values are;

Students first – we exist to support students and junior doctors, and strengthen rural intention while they achieve their academic and career goals.

One team – we work as one team across Western Australia, caring for each other while advancing our vision and mission.

Leadership – we are leaders in rural health education and research, and draw strength from our partnerships.

Excellence – we strive for excellence in rural health education, administration, and research outcomes.

Driving real change in rural communities

The RCSWA helps rural communities sustain a locally trained and loyal medical workforce by placing penultimate and final year medical students across a network of 15 sites. Students gain valuable hands-on experience and professional mentoring throughout the 12-month program. 

Peer-reviewed research shows that students who undertake an RCSWA placement are four times more likely to return to work in regional areas 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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