IT felt like a scene from Grey's Anatomy as four bright up-and-coming doctors attempted to resuscitate a lifeless dummy.
Third-year University of Queensland medical student Mariya Hamid joked that the popular television series was her most important textbook, and one she won't be able to rely on for much longer as she embarks on the first year of the clinical phase of her studies.
Ms Hamid and more than 30 of her classmates have moved to Toowoomba to attend the University of Queensland's Rural Clinical School where they will work through rotations at Toowoomba Hospital and other health care providers in the region.
Head of the Rural Clinical School Professor Geoff Nicholson said a number of the school's past students had returned as doctors at the Toowoomba Hospital.
"It is clear that the reputation of the Rural Clinical School is a drawcard for students and the reason why they choose to return," he said.
"The mandate of the Rural Clinical School is to build a skilled and vibrant regional, rural and remote medical workforce."