New medical course targets students from the Bush
David Lyle, Director of University Department of Rural Health Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Broken Hill; Tara Walker, Director – Rural Health North West Academic Centre, Bourke; Cheryl Ah-See, Indigenous Student Recruitment and Support – Rural Health North West Academic, Dubbo; Kim O’Connor, School Manager – School of Rural Health Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Dubbo; Kath Naden, Community Engagement Officer – Rural Health North West Academic, Dubbo; Mandy Royle, Executive Officer – University Department of Rural Health North West Academic, Broken Hill; Micheal Frommer, Senior Medical Adviser – Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney Photo TWH
A team from the Rural School of Health has visited Bourke to outline changes which will mean Bourke students can complete an entire medical degree at the Dubbo campus.
The Rural School of Health is part of the Sydney University’s medical faculty and until now has been able to offer only one of the four years of study at Dubbo.
From 2021, the Dubbo campus will have the staff and facilities to see a medical student from enrolment through to graduation.
Members of the faculty staff visited Bourke as part of a tour of the western region as well as overseeing the success of the well-established placement of medical students completing their rotations in remote communities as part of their training.
Professor Michael Frommer is the Senior Medical Adviser at the Faculty of Medicine and Health at Sydney University and led the team visiting Bourke. He was joined by School Manager Kim O’Connor, Community Engagement Officer Kath Naden, Indigenous Recruitment Officer Cheryl Ah-See and Tara Walker, the Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Program at the North West Academic Centre, based in Bourke.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.