Hear about the Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning NT (RIPPL NT) placement experience from some of our students.

Find out more about our Northern Territory placement options in the Top End and Central Australia.

Hugh Wirth, Medicine, Nhulunbuy
Hugh Wirth, Medicine, Nhulunbuy
Pauline Eldridge, Speech Pathology, Darwin
Pauline Eldridge, Speech Pathology, Darwin
Georgie Oakman, Medicine, Alice Springs
Georgie Oakman, Medicine, Alice Springs
Melissa Godden, Nursing, Alice Springs
Melissa Godden, Nursing, Alice Springs
Tanu Joshi, Psychology, Alice Springs
Tanu Joshi, Psychology, Alice Springs
Jessica Payne, Nursing, Tennant Creek
Jessica Payne, Nursing, Tennant Creek
Emma Steuten, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nhulunbuy
Emma Steuten, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nhulunbuy
Alicia Hutchinson, Occupational Therapy, Nhulunbuy
Alicia Hutchinson, Occupational Therapy, Nhulunbuy
Debbie Gillon, Medicine, Nhulunbuy
Debbie Gillon, Medicine, Nhulunbuy
Disability, Alice Springs
Disability, Alice Springs
Jess Turner, Medicine, Nhulunbuy
Jess Turner, Medicine, Nhulunbuy
Kellie Stafford, Pharmacy, Alice Springs
Kellie Stafford, Pharmacy, Alice Springs
 
Michelle Mascorella, Nursing, Nyirripi (remote community)
Michelle Mascorella, Nursing, Nyirripi (remote community)
 

Liz Emrys, Podiatry, Darwin

Liz Emrys, Podiatry student from the University of Newcastle spent six weeks on placement in the High Risk Foot Clinic at Royal Darwin Hospital.

She found the placement fascinating, challenging and occasionally very sad due to the seriousness of the foot problems treated there.

In her first week, she met a patient who had been in hospital for a long time due to a foot problem and was finding life on the ward quite distressing, so she wrote him this poem.
Not to Be - Liz Emrys (PDF 95KB)


 

Lachlan, Podiatry, Darwin

The High Risk Foot clinic at Royal Darwin Hospital was an outstanding placement.

The supportive environment was an ideal place to continue developing my skills and learn from the helpful senior podiatrists. Not only was the placement a great place to thrive and learn about a diverse array of cultures and medical condition, the lifestyle outside was amazing. The accommodation was exceptional with the Flinders University.

A few things I did while on placement were visit Kakadu, Tiwi Island, Mindil and parap market, nightlife down Mitchell Street and lots lots more. I would definitely recommend this placement to anyone. 


 

James, Darwin

Royal Darwin Hospital was my favourite external placement as a student. The diversity in patients and skills I learnt were great and unlike other placements.

The team were so welcoming and supportive.

I would thoroughly recommend this placement to any students interested in high risk, indigenous health or something different to the norm. 


 

   
 

Georgie Waite

Just wanted to say thank you again for facilitating my placement at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH.

I have appreciated the help and guidance. Placement in the Podiatry department at RDH has been great. I have learnt a multitude about the high risk foot and how a multi-disciplinary team can work together for optimal patient treatment. I have also learnt a lot about working within a hospital, which has been valuable given I haven't worked in a hospital setting previously. Everyone I have met has been welcoming and willing to assist in my learning from day one.

Flinders were great in facilitating further learning opportunities through the cultural awareness programs and SNIPS. I would highly recommend to anyone, not just Podiatry students, to come to Darwin for placement. Darwin is a great place to be.  


 

 

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Flinders NT Placement Locations

Darwin | Katherine | Nhulunbuy | Alice Springs | Tennant Creek