Rural Health Careers Day

The University of Melbourne was well represented at a Rural Health Careers Day in Geelong on Saturday 27 July, which attracted 100 Victorian health students. The event was organised by student volunteers from three rural health clubs, including Bridget Fernando from the University of Melbourne’s Outlook Rural Health Club. The morning was devoted to rural career information for nursing and medical [...]

Shepparton Careers Evening Report

The recent Shepparton Careers Evening was a great success. It was held on the 5th of September at Noble Monks, a local and trendy venue for drinks, dinner and a good night. The evening started at 6.30pm with the arrival or students and esteemed guest speakers. The delicious food handed around by the lovely Noble Monks staff prepared everyone to [...]

Pediatric Indigenous Health Seminar Report

The 3rd in our successful Indigenous seminars this year took place in August on the topic of Paediatric Indigenous health. We had two fantastic speakers- Dr Melanie Thompson and Dr Margaret Rowell. Dr Thompson discussed her work in the Kimberley as a Paediatrician and gave us an understanding of the cultural context in which she works. Dr Rowell shared her [...]

On Sunday 18th of August Outlook Committee members manned a stall in the courtyard of the medical building at the University of Melbourne Parkville campus for their Open Day 2013. While offering personal and anecdotal course advice, and promoting rural study, we took the opportunity to feed the hungry masses – snags, lentil burgers and onions – for a very [...]

Outlook at NRHSN’s NextGen Conference

Seven Outlook members had the privilege this year of attending the 2013 NRHSN NextGen conference, “Leading the Future of Rural Health”, which was held at Rydges Capital Hill in Canberra from the 15th to the 17th of August 2013. More than just an opportunity to network with like-minded health students from across the nation, the presentations at NextGen were inspirational [...]

MD1 Rural Health BBQ Report

The MD1 Rural Health BBQ on the 26th of July 2013 was a big success, raising awareness of the club and for rural health on campus at the University of Melbourne. Plenty of information about getting involved in Outlook and the NRHSN, as well as merchandise, was all available on the day. We served sausages, veggie patties and food from Greens Refectory [...]

Satellite Boy Screening Report

Outlook Rural Health Club held a fantastic movie screening on 19th of July at Nova Cinemas in Carlton. With NAIDOC week the week before, the screening of Satellite Boy aimed to raise awareness of a number of Indigenous issues, including identity and belonging and to highlight the Indigenous people’s connection to their land. The profits from the movie night were [...]

Rural Careers Day Report

On Saturday 27th July, the inaugural “rural health careers day” was held in Geelong at Deakin’s waterfront campus. Coordinated by Outlook (University of Melbourne), Wildfire (Monash University) and Nomad (Deakin University) rural health clubs, the day was a raging success with tickets sold out and over 100 students attending, including around 30 University of Melbourne students. Activities included a careers [...]

On Thursday, 26th of July, we’re holding a BBQ on south lawn to welcome new MD1 members of Outlook. What, haven’t heard about it? Click here for the details! If you’re an Outlook member and join us on the day, or join the club on the day, you go into the draw to win a handy $100 voucher for The [...]

Welcome Our Newest Committee Members

After being very pleased with the quality of applications received, Outlook is pleased to announce the following new committee members: Skye Kinder – Junior NRHSN Representative Matt Pitkin – MD1 Representative Lucy Collins – MD1 Representative In other news, we are still looking for discipline representatives, and have extended the deadline to July 5th. So get your applications in to [...]