Locals wants more med students at James Cook U

North Queensland LGAs call for places in Mackay and Cairns

JCU has long wanted the additional 80 (CMM November 15 2021) which were promised in the budget brought down by the previous government (CMM May 16).  And now councils in the region have backed the places.

To the south CQU has a new 40-place pre-med degree at Rockhampton, feeding into Uni Queensland’s medical programme.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that many VCs of regional unis without a medical school would love one – and those that have them want to keep student places to themselves.