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State-of-the-art medical education facilities open in Dubbo, Australia

21 November 2022 | News

New facilities to help grow the future health workforce

New state-of-the-art medical education facilities have officially opened at the University's School of Rural Health in Dubbo, to support the continued growth in rural medical education in Central Western New South Wales in Australia.

Over $10 million in Australian Government, philanthropic and University funding has enabled the redevelopment of the School of Rural Health in Dubbo into a fully resourced graduate clinical school of medicine.

The Dubbo campus now offers the entire end-to-end four-year University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme in addition to the one and two-year placements it has supported for almost 20 years.

The new purpose-built teaching building features state-of-the-art facilities and the latest in medical education technology, including two dedicated learning studios for team-based collaborative work; an anatomy teaching lab with a SECTRA Virtual Dissection Table; the Lonergan Foundation Simulation Suite featuring six simulation training rooms providing students with an immersive and realistic hospital-like environment in which to train; and a comprehensive range of training simulators and manikins able to simulate medical events such as a seizure or heart attack for students to practice and develop clinical skills.

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