Charles Sturt U delivering doctors

The joint medical degree with Western Sydney U starts next year at CSU’s Orange campus

It’s good news for CSU in its heartland, with “students from rural and regional backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply.”

This is not the entirely independent Murray-Darling Medical School CSU and La Trobe U lobbied for long and hard but it is a new medical school in a region. As such it extends CSU’s academic standing and adds to its regional reputation. The core argument for the MDMS was that it was a great way to deal with the regional doctor shortage because medicos who train in the country stay there. It’s a credit to VC Andrew Vann, now on sabbatical, who campaigned and campaigned against universities who argued their med schools had regional training programmes that met the need.