New Wide Bay Rural Clinical School Announced

 In an effort to better support students the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School units (UQRCS) at Fraser Coast and Bundaberg have officially merged to become the Rural Clinical School – Wide Bay.

Prof Geoff Nicholson, Head of the UQRCS, plans for the merger to “facilitate ongoing development of medical education and research in the Wide Bay region,’

According to the Clinical Director of the UQRCS Fraser Coast, Dr Riitta Partanen indicated the “resources such as library and IT will be shared across the two locations, and now students will now have the flexibility to move between sites, in order to maximise the available resources and placements with Queensland Health, the private hospital sector, community specialists and GPs.”

Later this year MBBS students will be able to preference either Wide Bay (Bundaberg) or Wide Bay (Fraser Coast) for their third and/or fourth clinical training years.

Any enquiries about the merger can be directed to

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