More than 500 people have applied to study medicine at Dubbo with 24 of them receiving first- round offers.
All of the 24 wannabe doctors come from the bush.
In 2022 the University of Sydney is offering its world-class and postgraduate Doctor of Medicine program at Sydney but also Dubbo.
It will be the first time the program is offered in full outside the state capital.
Dean of Sydney Medical School Professor Cheryl Jones tells of being "very pleased" to have made 24 first-round offers to students from a rural background.
"The high interest for the first intake is extremely positive and indicates that the program will be an important addition to the University of Sydney's successful training of a new generation of doctors with an understanding of rural medicine and a passion for the region," she said in a statement released on Thursday.
The first cohort of 24 year one students is set to converge on new buildings on the grounds of the School of Rural Health in Moran Drive early next year.
Patterson Building Group is overseeing the construction of state-of-the-art anatomy and medical sciences teaching facilities.
Currently, AV infrastructure and furniture is being installed with the capital works on track for completion at the end of the year.
"Local landscapers" will then be engaged.
Indigenous designs and themes including commissioned artwork by Narromine's Cara Shields have been used in internal and external areas of the new buildings.
The year one students will also have access to existing facilities at the School of Rural Health including student accommodation, an outdoor gym, pool and tennis court.
The university is keen to showcase the redevelopment and expansion of the School of Rural Health to the Dubbo community with dates of planned open days set to be announced once the city's lockdown is lifted.
"We look forward to inviting the Dubbo community to view the new facilities and welcome discussions about how the new spaces can support further collaboration with our local community," Head of Sydney's Rural Clinical School at Dubbo Professor Mark Arnold said.
The first 24 students to enrol in the program at Dubbo will be greeted by a newly-appointed year one coordinator and two lecturers.
Dubbo's Doctor of Medicine program is part of the federal government's $95 million Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network.
It aims to establish five satellite medical programs in rural NSW and Victoria for rural-based people wanting to study in the bush.
The government is funding the $7.65 million cost of the new facilities at Dubbo.
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