Evaluation of the University Departments of Rural Health Program and the Rural Clinical Schools Program

RCS Site Profile: University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

Page last updated: 2009

Site Detail92

Name and address of main site

Rural Clinical School
University of Queensland
151 West Street
(Locked Bag 9009)
Toowoomba DC QLD 4350

Number and location of additional sites (with office space and personnel)

Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Maryborough, Rockhampton

Mission statement

School of Medicine mission statement: The University of Queensland School of Medicine works in partnership with the health system to provide world class accredited medical education, underpinned by lifelong learning skills, our leading researchers, and our contribution to innovative best practice in clinical services. We do this for the benefit of all members of our community in Queensland, Australia, and the world.

Start date

2002

Total staffing numbers

30 (18.15 FTE)

Student numbers

2007

93 74 1st academic year

2008

76 1st academic RCS year
16 2nd academic RCS year

Capital works and facilities as at July 2008

Bundaberg

  • Teaching and Learning Centre (Qld Health owned, joint facility with Qld Health) comprising
    • Library facilities
    • 1 tutorial room/meeting room for up to 12 people
    • Student study spaces for up to 12 people
  • Office facilities for 2 staff (Qld health owned)
  • Student accomodation
    • Four 3 bedroom units (owned)
    • Four 2 bedroom units (owned)

Hervey Bay

  • Office facilities for 2 staff (Qld Health owned)
  • Student accomodation
  • Two 4 bedroom duplexes (owned)
  • Access to hospital accomodation

Rockhampton

  • Office facilities for up to 12 staff (leased)
  • 1 conference room for up to 12 people
  • 1 training room for up to 20 people
  • 1 clinical skills laboratory
  • 1 library (collaboration with Qld Health)
  • Student accomodation
    • Townhouse and studio-style accomodation for 27 (building owned by UQ and land leased from Qld Health)

Roma

  • One 4 bedroom house (owned)

Toowoomba

  • Office facilities for up to 14 staff
  • 1 clinical skills laboratory
  • 1 library and resource centre
  • 1 meeting room for 10 people
  • 2 seminar rooms for up to 40 people each
  • 1 resource room
  • 1 student computer room
  • 1 gymnasium
  • 1 staff room
  • Student accomodation
    • Eleven 2 bedroom units (owned)
    • Four 3 bedroom (owned)
    • Access to Toowoomba hospital accomodation

      Site training capacity

      Nature of training site

      2007

      2008

      Bundaberg

      Year 3:
      GP, surgery, medicine, mental health, rural medicine

      Year 4:
      Obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; medical specialties; surgical specialities
      6



      0
      15



      5 (+ 1 continuing)

      Hervey Bay

      Year 3:
      GP, surgery, medicine, mental health, rural medicine

      Year 4:
      Obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; medical specialties; surgical specialties
      10



      0
      10



      0

      Rockhampton

      Year 3:
      GP, surgery, medicine, mental health, rural medicine

      Year 4:
      Obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; medical specialties; surgical specialties
      21



      1 (+ 7 continuing)
      21



      2 (+ 8 continuing)

      Roma

      Year 3:
      GP, surgery, medicine, mental health, rural medicine

      Year 4:
      7



      0
      0



      0

      Toowoomba

      Year 3:
      GP, surgery, medicine, mental health, rural medicine

      Year 4:
      Obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; medical specialties; surgical specialties
      30



      4 (+ 11 continuing)
      30



      9 (+ 6 continuing)

Main areas of research interest

  • Rural and remote health
  • Workforce capacity research: profiling future workforce participants, assessment of recruitment strategies and outcomes, trends for retention.

92Data and information provided by the RCS, as at August 2008, unless otherwise specified.
93Data sourced from 2007 annual report