Part 2: Making Rural Health Matter: Celebrating 20 years of JCU Medicine

Key Information


11th December 2020






Insight and Discussion

To mark 20 years of JCU Medicine we are turning the spotlight on the current challenges facing medical workforce in rural, remote and regional Australia. Watch this webinar as we take a look back over the success of our program and its impact around the region. Our expert panel then discuss the broader
medical workforce challenges facing rural, regional and remote communities. It examines some of the current initiatives underway, while investigating the barriers and enablers aimed at addressing the problem.

JCU is Australia’s most successful university in delivering a fit-for-purpose medical workforce for those most in need. We’ve come a long way in twenty years, but there’s still more to be done.

Featured panellists:

  • The Hon. Mark Coulton, Minister for Regional Health
  • Professor Ian Wronski, Chair, Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre
  • Professor Ruth Stewart, National Rural Health Commissioner
  • Professor Richard Murray, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Tropical Health and Medicine, JCU
  • Dr Jillann Farmer, Deputy Director-General of Clinical Excellence Queensland
  • Hosted by Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Acting Dean of JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry