Toowoomba

Program delivery and operations in Toowoomba are based at UQ’s Teaching and Learning Centre, adjacent to the Toowoomba Hospital.

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Facilities

The centre comprises:

  • clinical skills laboratory
  • clinical simulation facilities
  • medical library and full-time librarian
  • extensive teaching and learning resources
  • study and interaction spaces.

Learning

Clinical training is delivered through a mix of public and private healthcare providers, including:

  • Toowoomba Base Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital
  • St Andrew’s Hospital
  • private practitioners
  • allied health practitioners.

Toowoomba is roughly 125 km west of Brisbane. It sits atop the Great Dividing Range, at a comfortable 700 metres above sea level. Toowoomba is a dynamic regional town with a population of more than 100,000 people. As the main centre for the Darling Downs Region, it’s a hub for industry, commerce, education and health. The traditional custodians of the land are the Giabal and Jarowair Peoples.

Known as the Garden City, Toowoomba enjoys four distinct seasons. The town has a rich heritage and lively culture, playing host to numerous major cultural and sporting events throughout the year. It’s also the perfect place to sample the region’s abundant local produce.

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Residential accommodation is available to Toowoomba RCS students at several locations.

  • The James Street complex comprises one three-bedroom and ten two-bedroom units, and is situated 200 metres from UQRCS.
  • The Buckland Street complex features four detached three-bedroom townhouses, and is approximately 1.5 km from UQRCS.
  • The West Street Student Village is set on a five-hectare site adjacent to the University of Southern Queensland, about 5 km from UQRCS. The Student Village comprises 144 three-bedroom villas and four five-bedroom townhouses.

All units are fully furnished and feature private study spaces and internet access.

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Students appreciate the small group teaching and often one on one learning opportunities provided. The opportunity to create meaningful networks with all levels of medical, allied health, nursing and other professionals is also an advantage of being located in Toowoomba.

The Toowoomba Medical Student Club provides an opportunity for students to be engaged with both the RCS and Community. Students are encouraged to raise funds for a charity over the year through organised social events. The student club can also be a vehicle for arranging learning opportunities with the assistance of the RCS.

  • Trivia Nights
  • Music Nights
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Community Events
  • Guest lectures
  • Networking opportunities
  • Participation in the annual Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba Clinical Unit

152 West St, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
T: +61 7 46 339706
Email: rcsassist@uq.edu.au

Meet Raja, a UQ Toowoomba medical student

“I feel you’re able to connect more with the community. In a big hospital you’re not always seeing the day-to-day impact of your decisions on your patients' life. In Toowoomba, you really have to think about their situation - how far away do they live, when am I seeing them next, how much care can I offer given they may have traveled 5 hours."

Testimonial

“At the risk of sounding cliché, I wanted to study medicine to know more about the amazing thing that is the human body. Equally amazing, but arguably scarier, is the things that can go wrong with simple processes, and that’s what I find interesting.”