Ruth A Stewart

Prof Ruth Stewart

qualifications: MBBS, PhD, FACRRM, DRANZCOG(adv)

position: Adjunct Professor Rural Medicine


Role and profile Associate Professor Ruth Stewart MBBS (Uni Melb 1985), FACRRM, DRANZCOG Dr Ruth Stewart is the Director of Rural Clinical Training and Support, Associate Professor of Rural Medicine at James Cook University School of Medicine, Australia. She works clinically at Mareeba Hospital in far north Queensland as a Senior Medical Officer, is a Director of Rural Generalist Training with the Queensland Rural Generalist Program and is a member of the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service board. Ruth worked for twenty-two years as a procedural GP in South West Victoria, Australia. And between 2008 and 2012 she worked with Deakin University where she developed and implemented the Integrated Model of Medical Education in Rural Settings (Deakin IMMERSe) for Deakin University. In December 2013 Ruth was awarded a PhD by Flinders University Faculty of Health Sciences for her thesis "Lessons from the development of a maternity managed clinical network in a low Volume rural context" Teaching Responsibilities Associate Professor Stewart is the academic lead for the Rural Internship rotation at James Cook University College of Medicine and oversees all rural placements at JCU. She is also course director for the Masters of Rural and Remote Medicine post-graduate course at JCU Research Interests Ruth's research interests are rural maternity care and policy, rural health service and rural medical education.

Articles contributed to by this person

Original Research 19 October 2021

A return-on-investment analysis of impacts on James Cook University medical students and rural workforce resulting from participation in extended rural placements

Original Research 25 September 2021

The impact of interpersonal relationships on rural doctors’ clinical courage

Original Research 17 November 2016

Effect of medical student preference on rural clinical school experience and rural career intentions

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