ACRRM - Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
AGPT - Australian General Practice Training Program
AHMC - Australian Health Ministers' Conference
AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service
AMSA - Australian Medical Students' Association
AMWAC - Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee
ARHEN - Australian Rural Health Educational Network
ARRWAG - Australian Rural and Remote Workforce Agencies Group
AHW - Aboriginal Health Workers
CCCT - Coast City Country Training
CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
COAG - Council of Australian Government
CPI - Consumer Price Index
DEEWR - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
DoHA - Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
FRAME - Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators
FTE - Full-time equivalence
GP - General Practitioner
GPET - General Practice Education and Training Ltd
GWAHS Greater Western Area Health Service
IPE - Interprofessional education
IT - Information technology
KPI - Key Performance Indicatory
MDANZ - Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
MRBS - Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship
MSOD - Medical Schools Outcomes Database
NHHRC - National Health and Hospital Reform Commission
NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council
NRHA - National Rural Health Alliance
NVRMEN - North Victorian Regional Medical Education Network
PGPPP - Prevocational General Practice Placements Program
PHCRED - Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development Strategy
PRCC - Parallel Rural Community Curriculum
PSAP - Physician Shortage Area Program (Thomas Jefferson College)
RACGP - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RAMUS - Rural Australian Medical Undergraduate Scholarship
RCS - Rural Clinical School
RDAA - Rural Doctors Association of Australia
RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor Service
RMED - Rural Medical Education Program (University of Illinois)
RPAP - Rural Physicians Associate Program (University of Minnesota)
RRMA - Rural, Remote Metropolitan Areas
RTP - Regional Training Provider
RURAL - Rural and Remote Health Database
RUSC - Rural Undergraduate Support and Coordination Program
RWA - Rural Workforce Agencies
SARRAH - Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
TAFE - Technical and Further Education College
UDRH - University Department of Rural Health
WAMI - Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho - acronym name for the regional medical education network of the Univerity of Washington
VMO - Visiting Medical Officer

Table 1 - University Department of Rural Health site names and acronyms

Univeristy (contract holder)

UDRH site location

UDRH site name

UDRH site acronym

Flinders UniversityAlice SpringsCentre for Remote HealthCRH
Flinders UniversityWarrnamboolGreater Health or Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural HealthGGT UDRH
James Cook UniversityMt IsaMt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote HealthMICRRH
Monash UniversityMoeMonash University Department of Rural and Indigenous HealthMUDRIH
University of South AustraliaWhyallaSpencer Gulf Rural Health SchoolSGRHS
University of MelbourneSheppartonSchool of Rural HealthSRH
University of NewcastleTamworthNorthern NSW Univeristy Department of Rural HealthNorthern NSW UDRH
University of SydneyBroken HillDepartment of Rural HealthBHUDRH
University of SydneyLismoreNorthern Rivers Department of Rural HealthNRUDRH
University of TasmaniaLauncestonUniversity Department of Rural Health, TasmaniaUDRH UTAS
University of Western AustraliaGeraldtonCombined Universities Centre for Rural HealthCUCRH

Table 2 - Rural Clinical School site names and acronyms

University (contract holder)

RCS site location

RCS site name

RCS site acronym

Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralian National University Rural Clinical SchoolANU RCS
Flinders UniversityKatherineNorthern Territory Rural Clinical SchoolNTRCS
Flinders UniversityRenmarkFlinders University Rural Clinical SchoolFURCS
James Cook UniversityMackayJames Cook University Rural Clinical SchoolJCU RCS
Monash UniversityBendigoMonash Rural Clinical SchoolMonash RCS
University of AdelaideWhyallaSpencer Gulf Rural Health SchoolSGRHS
University of MelbourneSheppartonSchool of Rural HealthSRH
University of New South WalesWaggaUniversity of New South Wales Rural Clinical SchoolUNSW RCS
University of NewcastleTamworthNorthern NSW Rural Clinical SchoolNorthern NSW RCS
University of QueenslandToowoombaUniversity of Queensland Rural Clinical SchoolUQ RCS
University of SydneyDubboSchool of Rural HealthSRH
University of TasmaniaBurnieUniversity of Tasmania Rural Clinical SchoolUTAS RCS
University of Western AustraliaKalgoorlieRural Clinical School of Western AustraliaRCSWA
University of WollongongWollongongUniversity of Wollongong Rural Clinical SchoolUOW RCS