The School of Rural Medicine was established in 2007. Whilst its core teaching focus to date has been on undergraduate medical training in collaboration with University of Newcastle through the Joint Medical Program, collaboration and research are fast becoming intergral components of the School.

The School also has an increasing number of doctoral students.

Core Areas of Research Interest

  • Health workforce training & retention with an emphasis on patient-centered care.
  • Improving health and well-being of rural and regional communities including indigenous communities.
  • Developing sustainable partnerships within and across the health sector. These include local, regional, national and international  partnerships.