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New $4.2m UQ medical center to boost rural doctor numbers
Date:7/24/2008

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School students will be able to meet Centre staff and students to learn about health career opportunities, while the Centre will also work with local professionals to increase medical support in the rural sector.

The building's striking design is enhanced through environmentally sustainable aspects.

These include self-supporting glass walls, solar energy for winter heating and a smart air-conditioning system to independently control different sections of the facility.

The funding for the building and land was provided by the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing as part of its Rural Health Strategy which includes the provision of funding assistance to a national network of 14 rural clinical schools.

The Centre also includes staff offices, a meeting room, library, dining area and gymnasium.


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Contact: Eliza Plant
e.plant@uq.edu.au
61-733-652-619
Research Australia
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