Contributed by Jerry, PhD in Social Work
I always want to try something different and gain a variety of experiences while I am studying. For my final year social work placement, I chose to undertake a rural one in a hospital in government setting. Fortunately, there was a place available for me as a social work student from the Charleville Hospital in southwest Queensland. I barely had any knowledge with the outback Australia. I just knew that the rural placement might help me learn tremendously as an emerging practitioner and offer me a different perspective on Australia’s bush life.