Push for rural med school queried
Under the partnership the number of campuses hosting the medical school will increase to three. A new Bendigo campus — run by La Trobe — will be added to the previously announced CSU medical schools at Wagga Wagga and Orange in rural NSW.
CSU vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said the initial priority was to help combat the medical workforce shortage across the Murray-Darling region by giving rural students the opportunity to study medicine without having to relocate to a metropolitan university.
However, newly elected Medical Deans