2020 application information
2020 application information (PDF)
The application information sheet includes details on the application process and key dates applicants should be aware of.
Learn more about the RMIP programme and how to apply for 2020
If you would like more information regarding RMIP in 2020, please attend one of our information sessions or contact the Course Convenor, Branko Sijnja, or the RMIP Administrator at the contact details below.
|Dunedin 5pm–6pm Tuesday 18 June 2019||Colquhoun Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Campus, University of Otago||Fourth year students|
|Christchurch 12pm–1pm Thursday 11 July 2019||Beavan Lecture Theatre, Christchurch Campus, University of Otago||Fourth year students|
|Wellington 5pm–6pm Thursday 11 July||Small Lecture Theatre, Wellington Campus, University of Otago||Fourth year students|
The one-year-long Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP) for fifth-year medical students offers an exciting new generation of learning. It integrates community, primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care through real-life experiential learning across the three clinical schools of Otago School of Medicine.
RMIP students cover the full fifth year curriculum in their own rural learning and living environment. During this time they are guided and mentored by
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Students, firefighters, and ambulance staff at a mock accident
The RMIP is extremely rich in clinical expertise and talent. Teaching and marking of case reports is undertaken by consultants from the University of Otago, and the RMIP teachers themselves.
Our staff work to develop innovative methods for full and timely remote delivery of the curriculum. Rapidly developing IT, audio and video conferencing equipment, and networks play a large part in facilitating remote access to city-based specialist services, and in maintaining critical communication lines with fellow students, colleagues, administration, and the medical community as a whole. This is improving the daily operating facts of rural general practice and provincial hospitals.
With this raft of resources, and a strong emphasis on self-directed learning, the academic results of the RMIP students have been very impressive, with outcomes progressively building each year.
2018 RMIP Class in skills session
RMIP students from Blenheim teaching centre
RMIP class of 2016
RMIP residential, Branko demonstrating a baby check
RMIP students at a marae
Students, firefighters, and ambulance personnel at a mock vehicle accident in Clutha