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Do your medical degree in Dubbo

World-class MD program coming to Dubbo in 2022
The University of Sydney’s postgraduate Doctor of Medicine will soon be offered in two streams - the Metropolitan Stream based in Sydney, and the Dubbo Stream based in central-western NSW.

The Dubbo Stream has been developed under the Australian Government Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network (MDMSN) initiative, with the aim to establish five satellite medical programs in rural NSW and Victoria.

The intent of the MDMSN is to give students a broad understanding of rural life, the health of rural communities, and the organisation and delivery of rural and remote health services, with the goal of encouraging more practitioners to consider a career in rural or remote medical practice.

The MDMSN will also aim to attract more interest from rural students who may already be considering a career in medicine but would prefer not to relocate to Sydney for their studies. Year 1 students will be offered on-site subsidised accommodation.

New buildings with state-of-the-art facilities including anatomy and medical sciences teaching facilities will also be completed in advance of the 2022 commencement date, with clinical teaching to be centred at the newly redeveloped Dubbo Hospital, which has a wide range of specialist capabilities.

The Dubbo Stream is only available to students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. The 24 students in each cohort of the Dubbo Stream will have the opportunity to undertake remote medicine placements in Western and Far West NSW.

Why choose Dubbo? 

Thinking of enrolling in medicine at the University of Sydney? Soon, you will able to choose to undertake your degree at either the Camperdown campus in Sydney, or at our facility in Dubbo. 

Here are some reasons why Dubbo might be the right choice for you:

  • If you have an interest in rural medicine or practicing in a regional location.
  • Personalised study experience. Smaller class sizes and more face-to-face time with clinicians and tutors.
  • Cost of living. Regional centres are more affordable for housing, transport and services.
  • Lifestyle - enjoy the more relaxed regional pace of life with easier travel and commuting.
  • Train in a modern hospital with new facilities. The $241 million upgrade of Dubbo Hospital is nearing completion.
  • Supportive community of local general practitioners and specialists.
  • Mentoring with senior clinical staff and ability to network closely with the local medical fraternity.
  • Meaningful research that will benefit rural and remote communities, with the backing and resources of a GO8 university.
  • Easy access to a dedicated team of education support staff and academics.
  • Training with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
  • Study the world-class University of Sydney Doctor of Medicine with a focus on rural and Indigenous health.
  • Well supported rural and remote placements.

Dubbo

The University of Sydney has a long history of delivering medical education from our rural clinical school in Dubbo. It was established in 2001 as The School of Rural Health and it has been home to University of Sydney medical students on extended rural placements for more than 15 years.

The current School of Rural Health site will soon transform to become a new graduate school for medicine. With an investment of over $7 million in infrastructure alone, the site will be adding a number of new facilities to complement the already impressive space. The new medical school will include:

  • State-of-the-art anatomy teaching labs
  • Simulation training using latest technology and resources
  • Diverse learning spaces
  • High-quality video conferencing facilities
  • Quiet study areas
  • Student recreation spaces
  • Student accommodation
  • Outdoor gym, pool and tennis court

Want to check out our Dubbo facilities? You'll find some great videos about student life in Dubbo here

GAMSAT

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) forms part of the entry requirements for medicine. For more information on the application process, find out more here

Interested in finding out more? 

Find out everything you need to know about the Doctor of Medicine program here. Our Doctor of Medicine Domestic Admissions Guide (pdf, 1.2 MB) will also help you through the process.

If you have any queries about the admissions process, please email our admission team at: fmh.admissions@sydney.edu.au

The University of Sydney’s Doctor of Medicine program in Dubbo is funded by the Australian Government under the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network.

The intent of the MDMSN is to give students a broad understanding of rural life, the health of rural communities, and the organisation and delivery of rural and remote health services, thereby encouraging them to consider a career in rural or remote medical practice.

New buildings with state-of-the-art facilities will be completed in time for the commencement of the Dubbo Stream in 2022, and Year 1 students will be offered on-site subsidised accommodation. Clinical teaching will be centred on the newly redeveloped Dubbo Hospital, which has a wide range of specialist capabilities.

The Dubbo Stream is only available to students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. The 24 students in each cohort of the Dubbo Stream will have the opportunity to undertake remote medicine placements in Western and Far West NSW.

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