Your Doctors of Tomorrow

Striving for a sustainable Medical Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia.

Located in the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW, the Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub (MNCRTH) aims to identify and provide medical students and junior doctors the opportunity to obtain regional medical training whilst developing a sustainable medical workforce that meets the needs of regional and rural Australia.

Developing new, and strengthening existing regional education and training pathways that enable medical students and doctors to develop their skills locally.

The MNC RTH is continuously working towards the development and enhancement of locally delivered training and education opportunities.

  • We are integrated with the UNSW Medicine Rural Clinical School - Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour campuses.
  • We can help you find information about locally available rural education and training pathway opportunities and link you to the appropriate people to discuss these with!
  • Our Hub can connect you with other Rural Training Hubs across Australia to find the rural pathway most suited to your individual needs.

To find out more about local education, prevocational and vocational training pathways please contact: rcc.ruralsupport@unsw.edu.au 

We are here to help you to:

  • Discuss your career ambitions and what you hope to achieve
  • Provide information on what is available for your chosen pathway
  • Explore ways to assist and develop a specific training pathway for you

In addition, we can:

  • Provide professional connections to learn from their experience
  • Help identify research opportunities within UNSW and Partner Health Operations
  • Provide information on what other Hubs within our region can offer you
  • Direct you to a mentoring program both within and outside the region through other support organisations

For more information on local education and training opportunities or to discuss how we can help you, please contact us: rcc.ruralsupport@unsw.edu.au

By working closely with our partner health organisations, we are able to:

  • Identify community need and support the accreditation process of training posts to meet this need
  • Support the accreditation of required training posts and enable medical practitioners to undertake training within our regional Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • Identify medical students and junior doctors with an interest in rural and regional career pathways and provide focussed support and skill development to enable them to reach their goals.

We can:

  • Introduce you to key stakeholders and mentors within the health service who can provide direction and career information
  • Identify beneficial training opportunities being provided by external education providers
  • Work collaboratively with RTOs to support JMO/RMOs interested in General Practice as a career pathway.

The Mid North Coast RTH is part of the UNSW Rural Clinical School and this enables us to provide comprehensive individualised support through the close working relationships we are fortunate to have developed over many years with our partner organisations and health colleagues including Junior Medical Officer Managers.

Keeping you up to date with new training positions, education and research opportunities and local events.

Contact us

Rural Clinical Campus (Coffs Harbour)

Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub (MNC RTH)

Rural Clinical Campus, Coffs Harbour
345 Pacific Hwy,
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

(02) 6652 0411
Midnorthcoast_rth@unsw.edu.au

Dr Chris Mostert

Director of Medical Education

c.mostert@unsw.edu.au

Dr Helen Nevell

Mid-North Coast RTH Director

h.nevell@unsw.edu.au

Courtney Kibble

Administrative Officer, Rural Campus Coordinator

c.kibble@unsw.edu.au

Renee Quinn

Administrative Assistant, Rural Pathways

renee.quinn@unsw.edu.au

Rural Support (general enquiries)

 

rcc.ruralsupport@unsw.edu.au

Rural Clinical Campus (Port Macquarie)

Mid North Coast Regional Training Hub (MNC RTH)

Rural Clinical Campus, Port Macquarie
345 Pacific Hwy,
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

(02) 6580 7511 

Midnorthcoast_rth@unsw.edu.au

A/Prof Ray Hodgson

Director of Medical Education

r.hodgson@unsw.edu.au

A/Prof Steve Flecknoe-Brown

Mid-North Coast RTH Director

s.flecknoe_brown@unsw.edu.au

Julianne Weatherley

Administrative Officer, Rural Campus Coordinator

j.weatherley@unsw.edu.au

Lauren Davies

Administrator, Rural Pathways

lauren.davies1@unsw.edu.au

Rural Support (general enquiries)

 

rcc.ruralsupport@unsw.edu.au

Are you considering setting up a private practice in regional Australia? The Rural Doctors Network have put together a video where specialists share their experiences and provide a personal account of what needs to be considered when setting up or joining an established practice here.

Setting up shop in rural and regional areas

Credit: www.ruralhealthpro.org

Watch video "Setting up shop in rural and regional areas.mp4"