Tablelands Clinical School opens doors to the public

Published 01 July 2014

Clinical-SchoolThe University of New England will throw open the doors of the new Tablelands Clinical School for the first time, for a Community Open Day on Tuesday, 8th July.
UNE Head of the School of Rural Medicine, Professor Steven Doherty, said the event will be the first opportunity for members of the community to see inside the new state-of-the-art training facility.
“For many, this will be a first chance to see inside the Tablelands Clinical School and to catch a rare glimpse of the training our medical and allied health students go through,” Professor Doherty said.
“Visitors on the day will be able to inspect some of the most active simulation laboratories in the state, enabling UNE to train students, to ensure that as doctors they can call on their knowledge in critical situations.
“GPs and patients alike will be interested to see one of the most advanced tele-health capabilities in the nation in action, as UNE Rural Medical students conduct consultations with patients via real-time video link.
“There will also be free blood pressure checks for members of the public, while a number of UNE researchers and teachers will be showcasing a range of research projects and health initiatives throughout the day.
The official opening begins from 10am, with tours of the facility running hourly from 10.15am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
“The Tablelands Clinical School will help train the next generation of doctors and allied health professionals, making the latest and best facilities available right here in the New England,” Professor Doherty said.
“Through enhancing the medical training facilities within our region, we are taking tangible steps towards addressing the critical shortage of doctors and training opportunities in the New England, which will in turn benefit the local community and the wider New England region.”

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