Call for med schools to meet rural targets

The rural party made the demand at its federal conference earlier this month, and also called on the federal government to support a new medical school at Charles Sturt University (CSU).

Currently medical schools are required to have a 25% quota of students classified as ‘rural’ to qualify for certain funding, however critics say the process is insufficiently transparent.

“[The target] is not only reasonable, it is critical, because we know more medical