Charles Sturt University has been provided with funding of $22 million to develop a new Rural Medical School in Orange in partnership with Western Sydney University.
CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann notes that CSU is at the forefront of rural and regional medical training, and will be creating qualified doctors who will understand the particular health needs of regional communities.
The partnership between Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University builds on Western Sydney University's existing training presence at Bathurst with an initial cohort of 37 students programmed commence at Orange campus in 2021.
The funding will pay for capital works including construction of a new “academic hub”, with academic accommodation, Indigenous Student Centre, conference room and research facilities.
Existing campus buildings will also be refurbished and extended to create modern learning spaces for medicine and health sciences including informal student learning spaces, upgrades to the Learning Commons, expansion of anatomy facilities and an ultrasound room.
A new Clinical Education Learning Centre will be developed in parallel at the Orange Base Hospital (Bloomfield) campus.
The first meeting is scheduled for February 2019.
For more information on this project, please contact the Division of Facilities Management:
Mr. Mark Adams
Special Project Officer, Division of Facilities Management
Phone: 0409 715 614