A FAIR GO FOR THE HEALTH OF RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIANS

Charles Sturt University (CSU) and La Trobe University have joined forces and are developing a simple and pragmatic solution to the shortage of rural doctors in rural New South Wales and Victoria. The universities are seeking approval for a new medical school with a specific remit to address medical workforce shortages.

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A high rural intake (at least 80 %) to maximise the likelihood of graduates choosing rural practice


An undergraduate program to help recruit rural high school graduates before they have left the regions


A medical degree delivered in rural areas so that students do not have to relocate to a metropolitan area


Training provided across multiple campuses and communities within the rural region


Training medical students together with dental, pharmacy, nursing and allied health students so health and medical graduates are equipped for rural, team-based care


A rural specific curriculum with emphasis on generalism including procedural training and skills required by rural and remote medical practitioners.

Learn more about the Murray Darling Medical School today at www.mdms.edu.au