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Rural Doctor Shortage

The nation’s peak medical body says building a new medical school in regional Australia won’t address a rural doctor shortage.

A 5-point-plan is being put to governments by the Australian Medical Association pushing for a third of students to be from the bush, and would see doctors complete one year of training in a rural setting.

Charles Sturt University and La Trobe University are proposing a Murray Darling Medical School, that’d have campuses in 16 regional centres in New South Wales and Victoria.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with Murray Darling Medical School Executive Director Mark Burdack.

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