Welcome to RUSTICA

Rustica is the NRHSN rural health club for the University of Tasmania. We have branches in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie and promote rural health to Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Students.
We offer networking opportunities, scholarships, clinical skills days and much more.

See our upcoming events below and join now as a Member to keep up to date with the latest NRHSN news and Rustica events.

Mission Statement:

We are a student led organisation that aims to promote rural health careers to all health science students by offering scholarships and professional development opportunities. We are a member of the National Rural Health Student Network and advocate for our members both locally and on a national level.

Executive Committee

  • Megan Gordon – President (Hobart Clinical School)
  • Lauren O’Sullivan – Vice President (Rural Clinical School)
  • Leon Latt – Treasurer (Hobart Clinical School)
  • Luke Muir – Secretary (Hobart Clinical school)

General Committee

  • Makaela Hockings – Media Representative (Launceston Clinical School)
  • Louise Maddock – IT Representative (Hobart Clinical School)
  • Lucy Jones- Rural High School Visits Representative (Hobart Clinical School)
  • Paris Kerrison- Scholarships Representative (Hobart Clinical School)
  • Sophia Casanova Clarke- Sponsorship Representative (Hobart Clinical School)
  • Freya Prebble- Indigenous Officer (Rural Clinical School)
  • Chris Alexander- Skills Representative (Hobart Clinical School)

By becoming a member of your Rural Health Club, you are also a member of the National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN). The NRHSN represents the future of rural health in Australia. It has more than 9,000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories. It is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careersIt is important to keep your details up-to-date to ensure your RHC and the NRHSN can keep you informed of everything exciting that’s happening in rural health.

  • A World 60 Minutes Away
    I grew up knowing both the joys and the trials of living in a rural area. My maternal grandparents live and raised my mother in George Town, Tasmania, while my paternal grandparents raised my father in Bangor, Tasmania. I spent much of my childhood observing the peacefulness and the freedom of living way out yonder…
  • Rural High School Visit to Campbell Town District High School
    The rural high school visit to Campbell Town District High School ran on Monday 19th September and it was a great success. UTAS health students from Hobart, Launceston and Burnie volunteered and ran health-related stations for year 7-12 students. The high school students were able to learn more about pathways into health careers through UTAS and…