The School of Rural Medicine at UNE offers excellence in teaching, learning and research, providing opportunities for students to learn from a wide range of academic and local clinicians and clinical specialists. The School looks to distinguish itself as the national leader in providing regional and rural training to produce a quality medical workforce.
We pride ourselves on giving our medical students a truly rural experience, exposing you to the challenges and rewards of rural practice as well as the needs of rural and remote communities.
There is a strong emphasis on student support to help you succeed in your studies including access to a broad range of scholarships, extra-curricular clinical opportunities and learning experiences designed to enhance your medical student training.
Teaching and Facilities
Our education environments and state-of-the-art medical teaching facilities, all with National Broadband Network (NBN) access, include specially designed problem-based learning (PBL) rooms with plasma television screens to help with PBL scenarios and lecture theatres with video-conferencing capabilities.
The School’s Anatomy laboratory supported by the University’s Body Donor Program offers students a unique opportunity for in depth anatomical examination. Our small classes will give you the chance to interact closely with your tutors, many of whom are engaged in a rural medical practice.
Tablelands Clinical School
The Joint Medical Program (in partnership with the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts) has a recently built Tablelands Clinical School (TCS) based on the Armidale Rural Referral Hospital grounds. This facility provides our Years 4 & 5 students with dedicated study rooms and access to some of the most active simulation laboratories in the state with local specialist clinician teachers contributing to your medical education.