Toowoomba Rural clinical School
The Toowoomba RCS is located in the centre of the Darling Downs Region. It’s approximately 125 km west of Brisbane, 700 m above sea level, and home to 100,000 people. The traditional owners of the land are the Giabal and Jarowair people.
Toowoomba RCS is home for 36 year 3 and 30 year 4 medical students. Placements are completed in Toowoomba Base Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital, and local community health centres. All compulsory placements are provided within Toowoomba, with many medical speciality options including cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrine, neurology, and many more. The RCS contains a clinical skills lab, clinical simulation facilities, and its own medical library, providing students with a comprehensive learning environment both in and outside the hospitals.
Student accommodation in Toowoomba is split across 3 locations due to student numbers. All sites are within 5 km from the main hospitals in town, and all are fully furnished with internet access.
What to do
Toowoomba is known as the Garden City, and lives up to its reputation with glorious flora year round. This is celebrated every year with the Festival of Flowers, which attracts many tourists to Toowoomba. In recent years, a younger demographic has brought with it a vibrant music scene, laneway culture, op shops, and record stores. Medical students in Toowoomba keep busy by exploring the local area, including attending country town festivals such as the Chinchilla Watermelon Festival! Students also regularly attend ParkRun, trivia, and movie nights - talk about study-life balance!
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