wagga wagga clinical school
the wagga wagga rural clinical school opened in june 2011 in the grounds of calvary health care riverina, providing office space for staff, a tutorial room, a small library and computer work stations for students.
on 4 august 2014, a standalone, purpose built clinical school building was officially opened. the new building was part of a project funded by the commonwealth government under a rural clinical schools funding grant.
the new clinical school building is comprised of tutorial rooms, consulting suites, academic and staff offices, a lecture theatre, student common room and staff facilities. the clinical school provides teaching facilities for students in both the third and final years of the school's medical program.
the wagga wagga rural clinical school was developed in conjunction with calvary health care riverina (chcr), a service of the little company of mary health care. calvary health care riverina services include calvary hospital, a well-established 100 bed private hospital in the riverina providing acute surgical, medical and obstetric services in a fully renovated modern facility.
wagga wagga rcs now hosts the riverina regional training hub (rrth) an initiative of the commonwealth government and a component the integrated rural training pipeline for medicine (irtp). the rrth has a pivotal role in facilitating the advanced training of medical graduates by fostering opportunities for specialty training in the riverina. the rrth works with key stakeholders to support new doctors with a continuous and complete training pathway enabling them to live and work in the region over the long term.
40 hardy avenue
wagga wagga nsw 2650
(po box 5050, wagga wagga nsw 2650)
phone: 02 8204 4109
head of clinical school – wagga wagga
associate professor catherine harding
wagga wagga is a vibrant regional city nestled on the banks of the murrumbidgee river. it is the home of the wiradjuri people and gets its name from the wiradjuri language. 'wagga wagga' was believed to translate as 'place of many crows', although more contemporary information suggests that it relates to “wild dancing”.
the largest inland city in nsw with a population of 300,000, wagga wagga is situated on the sturt and olympic highways half way between sydney and melbourne. the city is about an hour flight to melbourne and sydney or four and a half hour drive to either. canberra is two and a half hours drive. it is serviced by three airlines – regional express (rex) and qantaslink fly to sydney and rex to melbourne. gojet fly direct to brisbane. wagga wagga can also be reached by coach and train.