The UoNDRH program encourages students of medicine, nursing and other health professions to pursue a career in rural practice.

The University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Department of Rural Health

Department of Rural Health

The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH) focuses on

The UoNDRH is the umbrella department that incorporates the Commonwealth funded University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) program, Rural Clinical Training and Support (RCTS) program and a number of smaller programs.


Student placements

Our program has staff and facilities located in Tamworth, Taree, Armidale and Moree - giving students the opportunity to enjoy a unique lifestyle while you complete your placement.


Community engagement

We seek not only to provide health education and services to our local community, but also support disadvantaged communities and to provide our students with first hand exposure to community issues.


Growing research expertise

Our investment in research is reflected in our strategy, focussing on rural workforce, education, Indigenous health and clinical evidence.