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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.
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...
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Upcoming events, scholarships & more..
Open Position on the MIRAGE Council
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. if you would like a copy of the Position Description or apply directly to email@example.com (Jarrad Lenegan)
*** Please go to our Scholarship Page for ALL scholarship details ***
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
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
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
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
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Rural High School Visits & Indigenous Festivals
2014 Rural visits and festivals coming soon!
For more information on how to get involved head to
For detailed information on conference opportunities available for students to attend, head to our Conference page.
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.
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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
National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN)
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 May 2015 e-newsletter
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.