Welcome to MIRAGE!

About us

MIRAGE is the University of Sydney's Rural Health Club, and proud to be one of 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHC) nationwide! Like all RHCs, MIRAGE aims to promote rural and remote practice to our members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy. With 700+ members, we're mixing it with our rural-based RHC mates in forming one of the largest clubs in the country.

Our members

MIRAGE stands for Multidisciplinary Interest in Rural and General Education and, as our name suggests, we have a strong multi-disciplinary focus with our club membership drawing from a range of disciplines including: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dentistry and oral health, nutrition & dietetics, radiography, psychology, social work and much more! As well as three main Sydney campuses, MIRAGE also supports members in the rural towns of Lismore, Orange, Dubbo and Broken Hill.

What do we do?

We run a number of activities each year in order to promote rural and remote health careers to our members. Our activities provide fun and educational experiences for students and include; our annual Welcome Drinks, Rural Health Night and Indigenous Health Forum as well as discipline-specific BBQ's and communitiy activites like Rural High School Visits and Indigenous Festivals plus much more...

Click here to sign up & start getting involved!

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Recent News

Upcoming events, scholarships & more..

 

Open Position on the MIRAGE Council

Congratulations to our new Reps in Nursing & Midwifery and our Lismore Campus Liaison Officer - we look forward to working with you!

The following position is still vacant and we would love to hear from you if you would like to apply:

  • PHARMACY | Junior Discipline Representative

Please email office.mirageusyd@gmail.com if you would like a copy of the Position Description or apply directly to secretary.mirageusyd@gmail.com (Marlee Barber)

 

Scholarships

 

Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship

A $3,000 scholarship and two-week clinical placement in a NSW rural community for a first-year student.

2014 application round is now open. Closing date is Friday 30 May

The application forms can be downloaded from the RDN website here: http://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/rdn-scholarships

 

Cotton Industry Medical Scholarship

A $15,000 scholarship over three years and a two-week clinical placement in Moree, NSW each year for three years.

For students enrolled in their third last year at an Australian medical school.

2014 application round is now open. Closing date is Friday 30 May

The application forms can be downloaded from the RDN website here: http://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/rdn-scholarships

 

*** Please go to our Scholarship Page for ALL scholarship details ***

 

 

Past Events

 

CLOSE THE GAP BBQ & FUNDRAISING EVENT

Close the Gap's goal is to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.

    By joining our efforts we can make sure that by 2030 any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child born in this country has the same opportunity as other Australian children to live a long, healthy and happy life.

    When: Friday 21 March

    Where: Sunken Lawns (right behind Anderson Stuart Bldg)

    Time: From 11:30 to 2pm

    Food & drinks will be provided but we are asking for a gold coin donation. All proceeds go direct to OXFAM.

MIRAGE 1st General Meeting

Want to become more involved with the club? Join us for our first General Meeting, all welcome.

When: Thursday 13 March 2014

Where: Thai La-Ong, 89 King Street, Newtown

Time: 6.00pm

Cost: Finger food provided

 

MIRAGE Welcome BBQ Cumberland

If you are interested in a rural career or would like to be involved with the Rural Health Club, come along and meet the MIRAGE team!

When: Tuesday 11 March 2014

Where: Outside the Depo

Time: From 12 midday

FREE EVENT

 

Nursing Information Fair

MIRAGE will be part of the activities at Nursing O Week at Mallet Street so come along and sign up to the Club.

We are also currently seeking applications for a Nursing Representative to be part of our Council in 2014. If you are interested, please get in touch!

When: Tuesday 25 February 2014

Where: Mallet Street Campus

 

Cumberland Campus O Week

MIRAGE members will be available at the Allied Health Orientation event. Swing by our table and sign-up to MIRAGE to keep in touch with all rural news, views and opportunities!

When: Monday 24 February 2014

Where: Cumberland Campus

Time: 12 noon to 2.30pm

 

MIRAGE WELCOME DRINKS FOR 2014

Hear all about MIRAGE, the John Flynn Placement Program, the Bonded Support Program, Scholarship opportunities and how to get involved in rural health. This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and the MIRAGE team. In conjunction with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), finger food and snacks are provided!

When: Friday 21 February 2014

Where: The Grandstand Bar

Time: 5.00pm

 

 

MIRAGE at the Med 1 Welcome BBQ

If you are interested in a rural career or would like to be involved with the Club, come along and meet the MIRAGE team!

When: Tuesday 4 February 2014

Where: Law Lawn, The University of Sydney.

Time: 12.45pm to 2.45pm

 

 



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Upcoming Events & Meetings

 

Check out the Events and Meetings Page for more info.

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Rural High School Visits & Indigenous Festivals

2014 Rural visits and festivals coming soon!

 

For more information on how to get involved head to

RHSVs page

Indigenous Festivals page

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Conferences

For detailed information on conference opportunities available for students to attend, head to our Conference page.

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Professional and Scholarship Information

Information for each discipline on their rural professional body and upcoming scholarships, in addition to Indigenous Health organisations and resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Click here for more information.

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MIRAGE Financial Support Scheme

Open to all MIRAGE members to apply for extra funding to help pay for costs associated with undertaking any Rural Health Activity held within 6 months (before or after) the closing date.

Applications for Semester 2 will close Friday 26th September 2014

For detailed information on how to apply, head to our MIRAGE Financial Support Scheme page.

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National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN)

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Did you know when you join MIRAGE, you become a member of the National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN)?

They have an extensive scholarships database for all disciplines to search, plus they offer financial support to successful applicants to attend Conferences of National Significance throughout the year!

Visit their website and 'Like' them on Facebook to keep up to date on the endless opportunities there are to get involved in Rural Health nationwide!

 

NRHSN newsletter Cooee! January Edition

Check out NRHSN’s newsletter Cooee! January Edition for a great wrap up of 2013 from all the Rural Health Clubs.

 

Rural Placements Guide

Are you undertaking a Rural Placement this year? The NRHSN has released a fantastic guide to help you make the most out of your rural placement! Available here: http://www.nrhsn.org.au/site/index.cfm?display=78080

 

Rural and remote primary health care manuals

The Centre for Remote Health produces a number of rural and remote primary healthcare manuals, which are used by ALL health professionals in the NT. They're gold standard treatment guidelines, checked for clinical applicability in remote contexts and available to you for free by clicking here.