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Rural Health Careers

Rural Health Careers Promotion Programme

The Rural Health Careers Promotion Programme underpins our efforts to grow the rural health workforce and address the rural health workforce crisis.

The purpose of our Rural Health Careers Promotion Programme is to promote rural health careers and provide advice and support to encourage rural rangatahi throughout New Zealand to pursue a career in health. The programme also aims to support current tertiary health students to work in a rural location after they graduate.

We do this through a variety of activities including rural school trips, noho marae, practice visits, career expos and conferences targeting rural tertiary and secondary school students, and particularly rural Māori students. We work closely with the Students of Rural Health Aotearoa Chapter.

Promoting rural health careers to students is a vital part of our long-term solution to the rural health workforce crisis and will ensure we have a robust, sustainable, and enthusiastic future workforce.

Rural School Visits

Our rural school visits are the primary initiative of our Rural Health Careers Promotion Programme. Find out how you can get involved here.

Rural Health Student Clubs

There are four rural health clubs across Aotearoa, which support rural health students. Find your club here.

Scholarships and Support

If you need some extra support transitioning into tertiary study, find out what scholarships and support are available here.

Careers Info

There are many careers and opportunities in health, some you may have not considered before. Find your career here.


Not sure how to get into the career you’re dreaming of? Find out more information about the career pathways here.

Students of Rural Health Aotearoa (SoRHA)

SoRHA is a chapter of Hauora Taiwhenua, providing a voice for students interested in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for all rural communities. Find out more here.

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