Peel Clinical School

Peel Clinical School (Tamworth) has state-of-the-art education and research facilities and a large on-site academic team available to support students. The clinical school is located close to Tamworth Hospital and has a long-standing partnership with the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Our health district

The Tamworth region is serviced by the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD).

Tamworth Hospital is the major referral centre for the northern sector of the HNELHD. It offers 282 beds, making it the largest healthcare facility in NSW outside the Sydney-Wollongong-Newcastle metropolis.

Students can also experience medical training in one of the areas’ private hospitals, including Tamara Private Hospital.

Our facilities

  • Advanced simulation centre
  • World-class clinical skills laboratories
  • Health library
  • Interdisciplinary learning areas
  • Multiple seminar, tutorial, and lecture theatres
  • Extensive offices and meeting rooms
  • Student hub areas
  • Student accommodation (subsidies may be available through the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health)

Our location

Tamworth is Australia’s Capital of Country Music and one of NSW’s largest inland cities.

Located on Kamilaroi/Gomeroi Country, Tamworth is famous for its national parks, sporting events, art galleries and rich heritage. The region is home to more than 62,000 people and has experienced consistent population growth over recent years.

Easy access

The University of Newcastle Peel Clinical School is easily accessible via road. It has onsite parking and street parking nearby.

Study-life balance

Tamworth provides an array of recreational activities for students looking to achieve a study-life balance. These include:

  • World-class national parks
  • Museums, local art galleries and Capitol Theatre
  • Local markets
  • Affordable housing
  • Award-winning cafes and restaurants
  • Boutique shopping
  • Sporting and cultural activities

Our students

The University of Newcastle Peel Clinical School gives students access to world-class facilities and support within a bustling regional metropolis. Students can access a diverse mix of clinical experiences at Tamworth Hospital, one of NSW’s largest regional health facilities, along with many other public and private facilities.

Tamworth Education Centre is a technology-rich, modern teaching and learning facility that opened in 2014. A dedicated academic team is available to give students holistic support to achieve their study and career goals. Students also have opportunities to participate in interprofessional learning and community engagement activities with the Department of Rural Health, such as after-school workshops with children and youth.

All Joint Medical Program students, enrolled at either University of Newcastle or University of New England, will be able to nominate placements at the Peel Clinical School in the latter years of the program.

Student testimonial

Spending my final year at the Tamworth Education Centre, and Tamworth Hospital, was likely the best decision I made during medical school. The learning opportunities, clinical experiences and incredible support from both university and hospital staff is unmatched by any other placement I have had. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tamworth as a placement for any student who wants to get the most out of their clinical years and put themselves in the best possible position for internship."

- Ryan, JMP student

Contact us

Postal address:

Tamworth Education Centre (TEC)
114/148 Johnston St
North Tamworth NSW 2340

Ph: +61 2 6755 3500
Email: UONDRH-tam-placements@newcastle.edu.au

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.