The first generation of future homegrown doctors in the Darling Downs and South West regions will be officially welcomed to the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) in Toowoomba today (February 24) as the first stage of the Darling Downs – South West Medical Pathway.
Twenty-two students were selected to undertake UniSQ’s first intake of the new Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medicine Pathway), with graduates of the program eligible to move directly into The University of Queensland’s Doctor of Medicine at the UQ Rural Clinical School Toowoomba as part of a collaboration between the universities and health services.
The Medical Pathway allows university students to complete all of their undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as their clinical training in the region, with Darling Downs Health and South West Hospital and Health Service to provide student placements, internships and specialist training.
The Medical Pathway is an evidence-based workforce strategy designed to improve health outcomes in regional, rural and remote Queensland by increasing capacity in our rural medical workforce as well as provide opportunities for local students to study medicine close to home.
Learn more about the University of Southern Queensland’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medicine Pathway).