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Study medicine at Deakin and graduate knowing that you have the experience and knowledge to make a difference, and your skills are in-demand – with 100% of our medical graduates in 2016–2018 finding employment after graduation.*
Frequently asked questions
Can you choose where you complete your placement?
Once you have been allocated a place in the RCCS, you can then provide preferences for your preferred location. Placements will be determined based on the preferences of all students, however you cannot be guaranteed a particular location in the RCCS program.
Can you choose who you will be placed with?
You can preference other students you would like to be placed with, but placements will be determined based on the preferences of all students.
How often do students need to travel?
You will be required to attend in person for face-to-face teaching programs once every seven weeks. These currently occur at Warrnambool, Ballarat and Geelong. Accommodation is provided.
There may also be some requirement for local travel within your region for particular learning experiences. You will be reimbursed for necessary travel at standard University student rates per kilometre. You'll receive a vehicle logbook to keep a record of all your RCCS-related travel.
What does a typical week look like?
A typical week as a RCCS student includes weekly parallel consulting sessions in your GP practice, as well as weekly online interactive tutorials and case discussions. You'll also experience local bedside tutorials, clinical teaching sessions and specialist consulting sessions. You'll also see a variety of patients in urgent care and participate in ward rounds.
Is the curriculum and assessment the same as other clinical schools?
Studying at the RCCS
Hear from students and teachers what it's like to study at Deakin's RCCS during your third year. Learn more about the innovative educational model – Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), that helps students develop their clinical skills while immersing themselves in rural communities across Victoria.
RCCS is a great opportunity to experience the reality of rural medicine in Australia. We have the ability to see patients in the community, as well as in an inpatient setting, allowing us to have a greater understanding of all episodes of care. Living in the community has also been a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
2021 Rural Community Clinical School student
*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (GOS)