Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health

Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) was established to cover the town and District of Mount Isa, taking in Djarra to the south, Camooweal to the west, up to the gulf and towns of Normanton, Doomadgee, Mornington Island, Cloncurry, Julia Creek and Richmond to the east. In the last three years, MICRRH has extended these areas to formally include the central west region headquartered by Longreach.

MICRRH is proud of the opportunities provided through our placements. Student feedback through evaluation of their placement experience provides the stimulus for further development and support of the placement program. In response to student and preceptor feedback only placements for a total of four weeks or longer are supported and are unable to provide support for shorter placements. Students interested in undertaking a placement through MICRRH need their university supervisor to liaise with the relevant academic at MICRRH.

Placements at MICRRH are not all work. We believe it is essential to experience the local communities to gather a full understanding of community issues and opportunities. To achieve this we facilitate student participation in social activities within the community. These activities join students from all disciplines together and are valuable in instilling respect and understanding between the various health disciplines.

RPLO: Selina Taylor

Selina is a Rural Pharmacist working in Mt Isa and the RPLO at MICRRH. She has significant experience in community pharmacy and has been instrumental in the training of rural students in central to far north Queensland.

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