About the School
On January 29th 2007, the Graduate School of Medicine MBBS degree commenced, with a class of 80 students.
On December 14th 2010, 67 students graduated from the UOW MBBS programme.
Campus-based learning primarily occurs in new medical school buildings on the Shoalhaven and Wollongong campuses. Clinical experiences are taking place in clinician offices, hospitals and other community health facilities within the Shoalhaven and Illawarra and other regional and rural areas throughout NSW.
The School will help address the existing critical shortage of doctors in regional, rural and remote Australia, and the domestic candidate of the UOW Graduate School of Medicine will be expected to provide evidence of having lived in, or have had significant ties to areas 2 – 7 on the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas (RRMA) classification scale and demonstrate a commitment to regional, rural and remote Australia.
Our graduates will be equipped to be competent interns, and will enter into training for any branch of medicine which they choose to pursue. They will be particularly well-equipped to practice in regional, rural or remote areas.