Transforming lives and improving health outcomes in rural communities
Collaboration is at our core
Acknowledgement of Country
We pay our respects to the Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja Nation - the original lands of The University of Western Australia and The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia - which has now journeyed into many lands across the state. These are the lands that connect us and that we are now spiritually and physically bonded to, with the vision to help all who walk within The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia footprint. We acknowledge the strength, wisdom and courage of Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja Nation Elders past, present and emerging.
We pay our respects to our neighbouring Nations, Tribes and visiting Peoples who share in the richness and uniqueness of our regions and who walk with us in our healing journey.
We acknowledge to all non-First Nation peoples who genuinely join us on our journey to ‘close the gap’ and abolish the disparities that exist.
At the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia we are passionate about rural medicine, creating opportunities for students and inspiring our students and medical professionals to lead successful medical careers. We know we can make a difference in the lives of our students, staff, health professionals and people living in rural communities. While the challenges we face are great, we know our role is important and can make a difference. We are positive about the world at large, about our students, the medical profession and about our communities.
Regional Training Hubs
We help shape your career in rural medicine
Our three Regional Training Hubs create and promote training opportunities for medical students and junior doctors with the goal of improving the recruitment and retention of doctors in country WA.
Join our team
Play a role in shaping the next generation of rural doctors
Through teaching and research we are committed to producing graduates who are embedded in our regional, rural and remote communities throughout WA. Our focus is to mould a fit-for-purpose health workforce where equitable access to high level health care is close to home.
Current opportunities can be found on the UWA website.
Follow their stories
The benefits you get from the RCSWA are the hands-on clinical experience, the exposure to things you would not otherwise see, and being really well supported in your learning.
PGY3 Junior Doctor and RCSWA Broome Alumni, 2017
Major funding boost for detecting diabetes in pregnancy in rural communities
A ground-breaking project set up to protect the health of Aboriginal mothers and their families in rural communities has received a $3.2 million funding boost from the Medical Research Future Fund.
A legacy of service – Dr David Atkinson
The name David Atkinson is synonymous with rural medicine in Western Australia’s Kimberley and the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, and it is not hard to see why.
RCSWA Rural High School Program – travel subsidy applications open
RCSWA is offering financial assistance to eligible rural students applying for the UWA Rural Assured Pathway for Graduate Medicine to attend the UCAT in Perth, July 2022.