Popularly known for its impressive parks, gardens and pleasant climate, Toowoomba is situated on the edge of the Great Dividing Range at an altitude of 600-700 meters. The city, with a population of 90,000 and a further 30,000 in the immediate region, is only 90 minutes by road from Brisbane. Toowoomba provides clinical training places for MBBS students in their third and/or fourth years. The RCS in Toowoomba is located in a state-of-the-art Teaching and Learning Centre, featuring a clinical skills laboratory utilising simulated healthcare training, 24 hour access to study areas with wireless connectivity, lecture rooms, library resource centre and dedicated staff experienced in student support, library services and medical education.

Learning

"The most outstanding aspect of learning in Toowoomba is the genuine enthusiasm of the senior medical staff. If you show just a bit of interest, Registrars and Consultants fall over themselves to teach you. Due to the small number of students, the staff are able to spend time with you individually or in small groups for teaching sessions. These sessions are often very practical and incorporate skill acquisition as well as information to improve our knowledge base. The nature of the hospital and staffing here in Toowoomba also means that as a student you are often afforded opportunities to perform procedures and other tasks that may have been grabbed by a registrar or intern in Brisbane. I'm sure that my year in Toowoomba has enhanced my clinical skills substantially."  
Former Yr 3 Toowoomba student

Students experience a smooth transition into clinical roles and receive a comprehensive lecture and tutorial program, supported by hands-on procedural experience in a multidisciplinary learning environment with low student/teacher ratios. Our diverse range of clinical training settings includes Queensland Health, private hospitals, GP's, specialist consultants and community based health professionals.

Lifestyle

Toowoomba is a pretty good place to live. There's plenty to do, and it has a good feel about the place. There's plenty of good pubs, and they're all nice, casual and relaxed, so you don't have to be dressed in the newest trendy valley clothes to get in. There's good sporting facilities, with competitions in all the major sports. Basically you can do anything in Toowoomba that you could in Brisbane & if you ever do need to go to Brisbane for anything, it is only an hour and a half away."
Former Yr 3 Toowoomba student

There are abundant recreational activities to enjoy and the vibrant student community embraces the wide range of sporting, leisure and cultural activities that can be found in Toowoomba.

Accommodation

There are a number of options available.  Students are permitted to take up residence a week prior to their starting date. Each resident pays a non-refundable accommodation charge at the commencement of their period of residency for each academic year. Students will be advised of the amount once their accommodation is allocated.

No pets are allowed at any of the residential complexes. All units have WiFi internet access.

James Street

The Units are situated within walking distance (approximately 200 metres) from the rear of the Toowoomba Hospital. The units are also within walking distance of a major shopping centre in James Street. The complex is single level, of brick construction and comprises 11 fully self-contained units. Ten of the units have two bedrooms, and one unit has three bedrooms. All units contain kitchenette/dining/living area, laundry, bathroom, individual courtyard, and single lock‐up garage.

Buckland Street

The Units are situated approximately 1.5kms from the Toowoomba Hospital in the residential suburb of Harristown. The complex is single level, of brick construction and comprises four detached fully self‐contained modern units. Each unit has three bedrooms, kitchen/dining/living area, laundry, two bathrooms, undercover patio and single lock‐up garage.

West Street Student Village

There a number of units at the West Street Student Village for our students. The Units are set on close to 5 hectares adjacent to University of Southern Queensland and are situated less than 5kms from the Toowoomba Hospital in the residential suburb of Kearneys Spring.The complex consists of secure student accommodation adjacent to USQ, Toowoomba.  The Student Village has 144 fully furnished 3-bedroom villas and 4/5-bedroom townhouses that are conveniently located close to shops, with public transport services at the door. The RCS also provides Wi-Fi internet connection and washing machines.  http://www.studentvillage.com.au/

Contact

Student Coordinator
Maree Nichols

Address: 152, West St, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Telephone: +61 7 46 339706
Email: rcsassist@uq.edu.au