Students & Junior Drs


RDAA Residents and Registrars Special Interest Group

Are you interested in networking with and meeting other interns, resident medical officers and registrars who have an interest in working in rural and remote communities during and/or at the completion of their training? Then join the RDAA Residents and Registrars Special interest Group.

The role of the Group is to provide advice to the RDAA Board on matters relating to junior doctor medical training and to contribute to the specific and generic advise provided by RDAA to government and other bodies at a national level. You can be involved as little or as much as you like.

Have you got an issue you would like us to raise?

Teena Downton, Carla Flynn and Eliza Baker (the current junior doctor representatives on the RDA NSW (Inc) Management Committee) would love to hear from you if there are any any issues relevant to being a medical student or junior doctor in rural NSW that you would like raised. Contact Teena, Carla or Eliza by emailing

Young Guns

Find out what your young rural medical colleagues are up to checking out the regular “Young Guns” section in each issue of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia’s Rural Roundup magazine. You can catch up on past “Young Guns” profiles here

Attention junior doctors – looking for some advanced or extra skills?

As a junior doctor working in the country, the career opportunities are endless. To help you on your way, here is the list we’ve compiled of some courses & certificates on offer that might help you get that unique or advanced skill set you might be after. Let us know if you have any suggestions or additions for this gem of a document.


Relevant links

Are you a member of your University Rural Health Club? Get involved! Check out the National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN) website for more information.

You can also follow the Rural Doctors Association of Australia on Facebook or Twitter