Students of Rural Health Aotearoa

Students of Rural Health Aotearoa (SoRHA) is a voice to connect, inform and support those considering a career in rural health or those already on the rural careers pathway. SoRHA hopes to represent the future of rural health and wellbeing in New Zealand and is the only multidisciplinary student health network in Aotearoa New Zealand, bringing together people studying in health or wellbeing and encouraging them to pursue rural health careers.

SoRHA aims to:

  • Provide a voice for students who are interested in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for all rural and remote New Zealanders.
  • Promote rural health careers and encourage students who are interested in practising in rural health.


SoRHA and its Rural Health Clubs offer rural experience opportunities, engagement with rural health professionals, rural iwi and communities, career information and a social base for students at university and other tertiary training institutions. SoRHA is an initiative of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

If you have a question about studying for a career in rural health we’d love to help!

Use this form to send through your question, no matter how big or small, about anything to do with studying or careers in rural health. And if we can’t provide exact answers, we’ll point you in the right direction to someone who can.

Student Pathways

Quick Links for Secondary Students



If you’re a secondary student interested in pursuing a career in rural healthcare this website is full of helpful info. Here are a few pages to get the ball rolling:


Rural School Visits

Careers Info

Events Calendar

Scholarships and support

Quick Links for Tertiary Students



If you’re a tertiary student currently studying rural healthcare, or you’re interested in learning more about a career in the rural sector, the links below are a great way to find out more:


SoRHA Council

Rural Student Health Clubs


Events Calendar

Our vision

Whanaungatanga, Korero, Tautoko
Connect, Inform, Support

Upcoming Events

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