Student Information

Student Initiatives

Currently in Queensland there are four student Rural Health Clubs who support medical students with experiences  in rural, remote, and indigenous health.

These clubs are operated by students and are made up of members from both rural and regional areas that are committed to promoting and improving healthcare in rural, remote, and indigenous communities throughout Queensland.

The RDAQ conference offers the opportunity for medical students to learn more about the healthcare sector and gain valuable exposure to both clinical and political aspects of rural health. It is also a great opportunity for networking with future colleagues.

The ways in which medical students can access this opportunity are listed below.

Student Registration

Are you a medical student that would like to attend the RDAQ conference?

Attending RDAQ conference is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain further insight into rural health policy and improve your knowledge of rural health issues. You also have the valuable opportunity to improve your skills, network with your future colleagues and broaden your knowledge of emerging ideas and technology.

Student delegate registration is organised by the Rural Health Club at your university. Attending as a medical student is a great opportunity because the clubs are able to subsidise some of the cost associated with attendance. If you are a member of your Rural Health Club you will receive an email in the beginning of the year calling for applications.

If you would like to attend independently or are studying interstate, please contact the conference managers on 07 3105 7800 for a registration form. Please note there are limited individual student places available.

For more information, please talk to your relevant Rural Health Club. Applications open in February.

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Other enquiries please email the conference team

RDAQ medical student presentations and awards

Each year RDAQ offers an opportunity for medical students to be recognised for their commitment to rural communities by presenting the RDAQ Academic Award supported by the RDAQ Foundation.

This initiative aligns with RDAQ objective to promote research and career pathways to rural practice. Finalists will present during the RDAQ program and are offered full conference registration with the generous support of Rural Doctors Foundation.

The overall winner will be awarded during the prestigious RDAQ gala dinner and awards.

For guideline and eligibility please refer to the RDAQ Academic award information sheet

Applications are now OPEN
Closing date:  midnight Tuesday 19 April 2022

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COVID-19 Policy

Book with confidence! Our flexible terms and conditions provide you with the following options if COVID-19 measures prevent you from attending RDAQ 2022:

  • You can cancel your registration after 3 May but prior to 22 May for a full refund of your registration fee less $150 administration fee.
  • Your registration can be transferred to another person in your organisation.

View the full terms and conditions and cancellation policy by clicking the button below.

PLEASE NOTE:  As per the COVID Policy of the venues (GECC & other venues associated/used by RDAQ for RDAQ2022 conference), attendees, facilitators, contractors, suppliers and staff must be double vaccinated to enter the venue premises and attend RDAQ2022 conference. 

Should this policy change or be updated prior to the conference, Conference Team will be in touch.

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Rural Doctors Association of Queensland

RDAQ Conference
Phone: 07 3105 7800
Post: GPO Box 1495, Brisbane, Qld 4001

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