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Doctor of Medicine - Dubbo Stream

World-class MD program in Dubbo
The University of Sydney’s postgraduate Doctor of Medicine is offered in two streams - the Metropolitan Stream based in Sydney, and the Dubbo Stream delivered at the School of Rural Health in Dubbo.

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 School of Rural Health in Dubbo features state-of-the-art teaching facilities and comfortable and well-equipped living and study spaces. Our facilities include:

  • Purpose-built learning studios for collaborative teamwork.
  • Diverse learning spaces, encompassing tutorial rooms, clinical skills teaching areas, and a lecture theatre.
  • An anatomy teaching laboratory.
  • Recreational amenities such as an outdoor gym, pool, and tennis court.
  • Simulation training in the state-of-the-art Lonergan Foundation Simulation Suite, equipped with six rooms and the latest technology and resources.

Clinical teaching is centred at the newly redeveloped Dubbo Hospital, which has a wide range of specialist capabilities.

Every year, 24 places are offered in the Dubbo Stream to first-year students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Pathways are available for Indigenous students and those with rural backgrounds.

Subsidised onsite accommodation is available for first-year students in the Dubbo Stream. 

Why choose Dubbo?

Thinking of enrolling in medicine at the University of Sydney? 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 and free parking.
  • Train in the recently redeveloped Dubbo Hospital with a 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 in Western and Far West NSW.
  • Support from the Western NSW Regional Training Hub to help you plan your rural medical career.

Discover the Dubbo Region.


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.

Find out more about the application process for the Doctor of Medicine.

Interested in finding out more?

Our Doctor of Medicine Domestic Admissions Guide (pdf, 1.3 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 (MDMSN).

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.

Dubbo stream prospectus

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  • 4 Moran Drive PO Box 1043 Dubbo NSW 2830