The University of Sydney’s postgraduate Doctor of Medicine is now 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 Dubbo Stream has been developed under the Australian Government Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network (MDMSN) initiative and is one of five satellite medical programs in rural NSW and Victoria.
The aim 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.
To support the delivery of the Dubbo Stream, the School of Rural Health in Dubbo has undergone a $7m redevelopment featuring new teaching building and state-of-the-art facilities. The new building includes two dedicated learning studios for team based collaborative work, an anatomy teaching lab, common study space and the Lonergan Foundation Simulation Suite featuring six suites for simulation training. Clinical teaching is centred at the newly redeveloped Dubbo Hospital, which has a wide range of specialist capabilities.
Every year, there are 24 places offered in the Dubbo Stream and it is only available to students eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places. There are pathways available for Indigenous students and those with rural backgrounds.
Subsidised onsite accommodation is available for Year 1 students in the Dubbo Stream.
Thinking of enrolling in medicine at the University of Sydney? You can now choose to undertake your degree at either the Camperdown campus in Sydney, or at the School of Rural Health in Dubbo.
Here are some reasons why Dubbo might be the right choice for you:
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 almost 20 years.
The School of Rural Health site has been transformed to become a new graduate school for medicine. With an investment of over $7 million in infrastructure alone, the site has added a number of new facilities to complement the already impressive space. The newly redeveloped medical school includes:
Want to check out our Dubbo facilities? You'll find some great videos about student life in Dubbo here.
The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) forms part of the entry requirements for studying medicine at the University of Sydney. The School of Rural Health in Dubbo hosts the March and September GAMSAT. For information on the application process for the Doctor of Medicine, find out more here.
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.
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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.