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Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP) at the University of Otago

The one-year-long Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP) for fifth-year medical students offers an exciting new generation of learning. It integrates community, primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care through real-life experiential learning across the three clinical schools of Otago School of Medicine. For more information about the programme and who to contact click here.

Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme

The Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme is an intensive four-year programme that qualifies you to work as a rural hospital generalist and teaches the core components of generalist knowledge, specific skills and approaches to tackle the plethora of possible hospital presentations in a rural context.  To find out more click here.

Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice

The Postgraduate Diploma in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice (PGDipRPHP) and Postgraduate Certificate in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice (PGCertRPHP) are targeted at doctors practicing or training in rural and remote general practice and / or rural hospital medicine. They are distance-taught and make it possible to undertake relevant study while continuing to live and work in a rural community. The papers are clinically focused with a lot of case-based small group work and there is one 4–6 day residential workshop per paper. The distance learning tools employed include videoconferencing (Zoom) and an interactive web-based teaching platform (Moodle). To find out more please click here.

Pūkawakawa (Programme (University of Auckland)

To here about the programme click here.

Rural Health Interprofessional Programme

(RHIP) 

Multi-disciplinary rural immersion health training placements by the University of Auckland (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences), Auckland University of Technology, Waikato Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Toi Oho Mai, Awanuiarangi, Massey University, University of Canterbury and the University of Otago (Division of Health Sciences) offering undergraduate students from different health disciplines together to learn and gain clinical experience in rural New Zealand.  To find out more click here.

Read the latest RHIP Newsletter - Dec 2019

Read the latest RHIP Newsletter - Dec 2019