The med ed establishment and allies are not happy with the Murray Darling Med School-lite, announced in the budget and the campaign to stop a repeat seems to have started. CQU is proposing a med school to serve the central Queensland coast, which riverine relevance requires be called the Burnett, Calliope, Fitzroy MS (https://campusmorningmail.com.au/now-cqu-wants-a-medical-school/ CMM March 9). However critics are already responding. The Australian Medical Students Association was in the learned Hannah Sbeghen’s Gladstone Observer story yesterday, explaining the challenge is to attract more young doctors to work in regional centres and that it would take 15 years for grads of a new med school to move through the pipeline to practice. Funnily enough CQU DVC Fiona Coulson, also quoted in the yarn disagreed.
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