The University of Newcastle, University of New England, Central Coast Local Health District and Hunter New England Local Health District work in partnership to give our students a world-class medical education. Together, we're also helping to address the chronic shortage of doctors in remote, rural and regional Australian communities.
The University of Newcastle (UON) holds a global reputation for delivering excellence in education, research and innovation.
Internationally, UON ranks in the top three per cent of universities in the world. The latest Times Higher Education rankings of the most international universities in the world ranks UON in the top 250, and QS World University Rankings by Subject place medicine in the top 200 globally.
UON is known for innovation and excellence in the delivery of medical education. It was the first university in Australia to offer problem-based learning in its medical degree and initiated a new selection process that involved a combination of attributes rather than assessment of high school academic performance only.
UON offers a world-class education that prepares you to be competitive for a career in medicine in exciting and challenging ways.
The University of New England (UNE) was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, it has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities.
UNE consistently receives the highest five-star rating from its graduates for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction in the Good Universities Guide. Year after year, these results reflect the outstanding academic and social support experienced by UNE students, and its world-class teaching and research facilities.
UNE provides students with a complete on-campus experience, combining affordability, student support and social life. UNE has a strong emphasis on student support to help medical students succeed, including access to a broad range of scholarships, extra-curricular clinical opportunities and learning experiences designed to enhance medical student training.
Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) provides public health services to more than 340,000 people in the communities of Gosford City and Wyong Shire Local Government Areas.
The region is served by two acute hospitals, Gosford and Wyong, two sub-acute facilities and 8 community health centres in addition to other community-based services.
Gosford Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment. It will include a new, larger emergency department, additional operating theatres and medical imaging services, a new rehabilitation unit, expanded maternity services and a new paediatric treatment unit.
Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) provides a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions, serving more than 920,000 people and 23% of the state's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population with more than 16,000 staff and 1,600 volunteers.
The district is home to three tertiary referral hospitals, John Hunter, John Hunter Children's Hospital and Calvary Mater Newcastle, and four rural referral hospitals in Armidale, Maitland, Tamworth and Taree. In addition there are more than 30 district and community hospitals and multipurpose services, and more than 60 community health services and a number of mental health facilities.
HNE Heath is unique in being the only local health district in NSW with a major metropolitan centre, a mix of several large regional centres and many smaller rural centres and remote communities within its borders.