The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School welcomes 164 medical students

13 Jan 2022

The University of Queensland (UQ) Rural Clinical School has welcomed 164 medical students to their Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba Regional Clinical Units this week.

The third and fourth year students will spend the year with their Regional Clinical Unit for the clinical training component of UQ’s flagship Doctor of Medicine program.

Despite another tough start to the year, students and staff are in good spirits as they become familiar with their new surrounds and commence the clinical skills training required for Semester 1.

Following current Government requirements, the clinical unit has adapted the way in which this week’s skills sessions and activities have been delivered to ensure the safety of students, staff and the local community, but continue to nurture and help students integrate into their new setting.

UQ led research has shown that students who study medicine in a rural, regional or remote setting for a year is four times more likely to work in a rural area so we are excited to welcome them to our regions.