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10 students awarded HESTA Scholarships to Cairns

HESTA has given 10 Rural Health Club members the chance to rub shoulders with leaders in Australian rural and remote health through a new scholarship in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia.

The scholarship winners were announced on 28 March - SEE MEDIA RELEASE. They will be funded to attend the 14th National Rural Health Conference in Cairns, Far North Queensland, from 26-29 April 2017 - including return airfares, four nights' accommodation and conference registrations.

The conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Alliance, is Australia's pre-eminent event for people committed to better health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities.

Keynote speakers include Dr David Gillespie, Assistant Minister for Health; Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King; Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives; and Dr Mark Wenitong, Medical Director of the Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

The HESTA scholarships were offered to medical, nursing and allied health students who belong to Rural Health Clubs affiliated with the National Rural Health Student Network. Two were awarded to Indigenous students.

Successful candidates were selected with particular emphasis on their commitment to practising in rural Australia.


Main photo courtesy Cairns Regional Council (copyright)