Carnarvon is a district general hospital in the mid-west region of Western Australia. Serving a population of almost 9,000, it is currently undergoing a $6million redevelopment programme. It has a busy Emergency Department and a newly built maternity and obstetric facility and there are a large number of visiting specialists who are at the hospital regularly. Carnarvon is a coastal town at the mouth of the Gascoyne River, which flows into the Indian Ocean. The hospital supports a rotation practice for students, allowing movement through a variety of medical specialities and also offers the opportunity to work in the close by General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services centre, where students will learn to appreciate the cultural sensitivity required to work with indiginous people. The Carnarvon hospital also supports several community health programmes and provides services to the Shark Bay area, Exmouth and Coral Bay. Additionally, there is a fully equipped library and study room that is available to students throughout their elective.
As a rural placement, enquiries about this elective should initially be placed through the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA). The RCSWA will enquire at the hospital, and others in rural WA, regarding the opportunity of a placement and if one is available will contact the applicant and pass the process to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia for logistical purposes to finalise the placement. There is a faculty fee for this process that will be determined with the University of Western Australia.
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