More medical students for Burnie | Ministers of the Health Portfolio

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People in Burnie and the surrounding region are expected to have much better access to doctors, with an additional 20 medical students per year to train locally.

The medical students will train at the University of Tasmania’s new rural medical school program under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.

The RHMT has become one of the Government’s key initiatives to support medical and allied health students to train in rural Australia to boost our regional and rural health workforce.

The Government is providing 10 new Commonwealth supported placements, with the University supporting an additional 10 placements, bringing the total number of additional students to 20. As part of its investment, the government is providing nearly $8.5 million to the university for new medical care. classrooms, equipment and facilities.

The push for doctors to train, work and ultimately live in north-west Tasmania is part of a $90 million investment by the Albanian government across Australia.

The University of Tasmania has $30.9 million in government funding to implement the RHMT from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024. This funding supports medical, nursing and paramedical training, as well as regional training center activities. The university has two rural clinical schools in Burnie and Latrobe.

Quotes attributed to Assistant Minister Emma McBride (who visited the university today):

“This new medical program, which produces twenty additional graduates each year, will play a critical role in improving health outcomes for North West Tasmania.

“At full capacity, there will be 100 medical students studying in Burnie. We know that training healthcare professionals locally is the safest path to a more stable workforce in the regions.

“The Albanian Government is committed to strengthening and expanding the health workforce to meet the needs of communities in Tasmania and across the country.”