Thanks AstralResolve. Yes I ended up emailing them directly and their response was just as you stated. They did also state that they would take into account my circumstances as a parent before assigning me to a distant hospital. Good news!Hi Eliden,
I have reviewed the information about clinical placements and it's my understanding that by "Away" from their university just means placements at hospitals. By "Two Semesters", it would mean one year of clinical placements in hospitals in the NSW health network.
Newcastle: John Hunter, Calvary Mater, Belmont
Maitland / Lower Hunter: Maitland Hospital, Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, Scone, Dungog, Singleton, Muswellbrook
Central Coast: Gosford,Wyong
Its possible given your location you can find a clinical school within communting distance of your Home. It mentions on the official page this is a ballot between all students and you are given three preferences of districts. I imagine there is an avenue of "swapping" amongst students.
Again my understanding of the JMP is 3 years on campus, with placements etc, graduate with your B M.S. then two years PGY1 and PGY2 to get your M.D. with the final two years being heavily in placements.
Please find my source here and all the best: