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Do your medical degree in Dubbo

World-class MD program coming to Dubbo
The University of Sydney’s postgraduate Doctor of Medicine will soon be offered at our rural clinical school in Dubbo, New South Wales.

From 2021 we will deliver all four years of the graduate Doctor of Medicine degree from our established regional location in central NSW.

The redevelopment of Dubbo hospital, which includes the new Western Cancer Centre, plus brand new anatomy and medical sciences teaching facilities at the medical school will ensure the University of Sydney’s world-class medical program can be delivered to rural people interested in an exciting career in medicine without the need to relocate to the city.

Why choose Dubbo? 

Thinking of enrolling in medicine at the University of Sydney? From 2021, you can choose to undertake your degree at either the Camperdown campus in Sydney, or at our campus in Dubbo. 

Here are some reasons why our Dubbo campus might be the right choice for you:

  • If you have an interest in rural medicine or practicing in a regional location.
  • Personalised study experience. Smaller class sizes and more face-to-face time with clinicians and tutors.
  • Cost of living. Regional centres are more affordable for housing, transport and services.
  • Lifestyle - enjoy the more relaxed regional pace of life with easier travel and commuting.
  • Train in a modern hospital with new facilities. The $241 million upgrade of Dubbo Hospital is nearing completion.
  • Supportive community of local general practitioners and specialists.
  • Mentoring with senior clinical staff and ability to network closely with the local medical fraternity.
  • Meaningful research that will benefit rural and remote communities, with the backing and resources of a GO8 university.
  • Easy access to a dedicated team of education support staff and academics.
  • Training with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
  • Study the world-class University of Sydney Doctor of Medicine with a focus on rural and Indigenous health.
  • Well supported rural and remote placements.

Dubbo campus 

The University of Sydney has a long history of delivering medical education from our rural clinical school in Dubbo. It was established in 2001 as The School of Rural Health and it has been home to University of Sydney medical students on extended rural placements for more than 15 years.

In 2021, the current School of Rural Health campus will transform to become a new graduate school for medicine. With an investment of over $7 million in infrastructure alone, the campus will be adding a number of new facilities to complement the already impressive space. The new medical school will include:

  • State-of-the-art anatomy teaching labs
  • Simulation training using latest technology and resources
  • Diverse learning spaces
  • High-quality video conferencing facilities
  • Quiet study areas
  • Student recreation spaces
  • Student accommodation
  • Outdoor gym, pool and tennis court

Want to check out the campus? You'll find some great videos about student life in Dubbo here


The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) forms part of the entry requirements for medicine. For enrolments in Doctor of Medicine commencing in 2021, prospective students can sit the GAMSAT in either September 2019 or March 2020. Find out more.

Interested in finding out more? 

Find out everything you need to know about the Doctor of Medicine program here. Our Doctor of Medicine Domestic Admissions Guide will also help you through the process.

If you have any queries about the admissions process, please email our admission team at:

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