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Monash College rural well being mentoring program serving to regional college students in Mildura research medication

Monash College rural well being mentoring program serving to regional college students in Mildura research medication

When Saje Allen was a Mildura Senior Faculty scholar she thought dwelling regionally would make it too onerous to check medication.

However after collaborating in a Monash College Rural Well being mentoring program, she discovered the help she wanted.

Now, as a 3rd 12 months medical scholar, she isn’t solely finding out medication in her hometown but additionally mentoring different younger college students although the identical Med-Toring program which helped her.

“The Med-Toring program goals to introduce native college students to the potential of finding out medication in regional areas and to share details about pathways and applications to help them to check medication,” Ms Allen stated.

She stated the Med-Toring program supplied entry to a wide range of help out there for regional college students thinking about a well being profession; from finding out nearer to house, to tailor-made pathways, mentoring and lodging.

Louise Hodgetts says giving medical college students the prospect to check within the areas can assist tackle workforce shortages.

Louise Hodgetts is this system coordinator on the Monash Rural Well being college in Mildura, one among eight medical educating websites throughout Victoria which intention to enhance regional coaching and profession alternatives for younger medical doctors.

Student administers epi pen to dummy patient in simulation
Secondary college students expertise treating a affected person within the Monash Rural Well being simulation laboratory.

Whereas the intention is to extend entry for college kids from regional areas to realize a medical profession, it additionally encourages metropolis college students to expertise rural placements.

A report into college students receiving medical expertise in regional hospitals confirmed rural placements elevated the probability of a health care provider practising in rural areas throughout their early postgraduate years.

The analysis additionally discovered rural college students have been extra more likely to persevering with practising in rural areas for greater than eight years after commencement.

‘Now I’ve a pathway’

Ella Pettigrew attended her first Monash Rural Well being mentoring program with different secondary college students from throughout Sunraysia this week.

Dark haired girl smiling wearing a dark green knitted jumper and a stethoscope around her neck.
Yr 10 scholar Ella Pettigrew, from Irymple Secondary Faculty, has her sights set on medication.

She was in a position to meet with medical college students and expertise hands-on look after a affected person within the simulation coaching room.

She stated experiencing what it was wish to be within the regional medical college classroom and assembly different college students who had achieved their purpose of finding out medication, gave her extra confidence.

Paramedic smiles at student
College students met with paramedics who confirmed them round an ambulance.

Extra must be carried out

Saje Allen stated though the Monash Rural Well being college had allowed her to realize her objectives, extra wanted to be carried out to create specialist coaching in regional areas.

A young woman with her hair in a tight bun smiles at the camera, wearing a blue jumper, standing in front of a yellow wall.
Saje Allen says she’s “dwelling proof” that supporting regional college students will see extra of them research medication.

Her hope is to someday apply paediatric surgical procedure or emergency medication – finally doing so in a regional space.

“Someday, I undoubtedly do hope to come back again to a rural setting, because it’s what I’ve grown up in and the place I really feel at house,” she stated.

“I am hoping to see the place life takes me and practise medication as I am going.”

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