Evaluation of the University Departments of Rural Health Program and the Rural Clinical Schools Program

RCS Site Profile: The Rural Clinical School Northern NSW

Page last updated: 2009

Site Detail90

Name and address of main site

The Rural Clinical School Northern NSW
Cnr. Dean and Johnston Streets
Tamworth NSW 2340

Locked Bag 9783
New England Mail Sorting Centre
Tamworth NSW 2348

Collaborating universities

University of Newcastle, University of New England

Number and location of additional sites (with office space and personnel)

2 additional sites
Taree, Armidale

Mission statement

Prepare graduates who deliver world-class health care

Develop pathways for students to enter rural clinical practice

Research aimed at improving the quality of health, education and well-being of rural people

Investigatice alternative models of rural health service and clinical practice

Indigenous cultural education in all UDRH activities aimed at improving Indigenous health.

Start date


Total staffing numbers

34 (including fractional appointments and casual academics)

Student numbers





Capital works and facilities as at July 2008


  • Office space
  • Student lounge
  • 2 tutorial rooms
  • Computer lounge
  • Video-conferencing
  • Access to student accomodation for 12 students


  • 1 clinical skills lab
  • Student lounge
  • Library
  • Lecture theatre
  • Board room
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Seminar room
  • Tutorial room
  • Office space
  • Video-conferencing
  • Student accomodation to house 42 students (this will increase in 2009)


  • Office space
  • 3 tutorial rooms
  • Video-conferencing
  • Student accomodation for 16 students

    Site training capacity

    Nature of training site



    ArmidaleHospitalFigures could not be obtained by site - some students spent time at each siteFigures could not be obtained by site - some students spent time at each site

90Data and information provided by the RCS, as at August 2008, unless otherwise specified
91Data provided by the RCS. The evaluators do not have access to the 2007 annual report