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Port Pirie Regional Health Service

A Typical Semester

A semester in Port Pirie may be as follows: Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation for 8/9 weeks, 12/13 weeks with Central Clinic and Terrace Clinic General Practice Clinics, which will include visiting specialists, anaesthetists and study sessions. Tutorials that are scheduled by the University are usually 1-2 times a week plus students have tutorials with a local General Practitioner.

Example: Weekly roster for GP rotation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Wkend
AM Anaes GP Clinic GP Clinic Visiting Specialist GP Clinic A & E rotations. May be on call.
PM Anaes VC, Tutes (Paeds, Geriatrics, SMTS etc.) GP Clinic On call A&E 5pm-10.30pm (students self roster these sessions) Tute with local GP Study A & E rotations. May be on call.

Example: Weekly roster for O & G rotation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Wkend
AM O & G Clinic O & G Theatre O & G Clinic Study Dom Midwife Home Visits May be on call for deliveries
PM O & G Clinic VC, Tutes O & G Clinic Tute with local GP Study May be on call for deliveries

Pt Pirie Visiting Specialists

In Port Pirie we have various specialists that visit on a regular basis. This may be weekly, monthly, bimonthly or biannually. Specialists include: Orthopaedic surgeon, ENT surgeon, Cardiologist, Urologist, Plastic surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Nephrologist, Child Psychiatrist, Oncologist, Respiratory Physician, Vascular Surgeon, Geriatrician, Neurologist, Dermatologist and Rheumatologist.

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Other Relevant Info

Students may also be rostered with the Environmental Health Centre, Aboriginal Health team for GP visits or school visits, or with various other allied health professionals.

Other programs that may operate out of Pt Pirie include:

The University of Adelaide

  • Medicine (Year 6 Placements)
  • Nursing

University of South Australia

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical Radiation
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy

Flinders University

  • Medicine (Surgical)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Speech Pathology

Scholarship Programs

  • John Flynn Medical Student Program - for Australian Nationals

International Exchange Students

For more details please go to Rural Programs

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The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


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