Clinical schools


  • Central Clinical School (CCS)
    Based at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital, CCS also has large teaching and research units at Sydney Eye Hospital and Balmain Hospital, and staff at Canterbury Hospital. CCS staff are active in research and teaching across numerous disciplines.



  • The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
    Teaching and research in paediatrics at the University of Sydney is based primarily at The Children's Hospital, Westmead (CHW), one of the world's most modern and sophisticated hospitals. CHW provides a comprehensive child-focused, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation service. Prospective MBBS students should note they cannot nominate this school as a preferred allocation at enrolment



  • Westmead Clinical school
    Since its establishment in 1978 the Westmead Clinical School at Westmead Hospital has been a place of innovation and growth. The Westmead Clinical School serves the largest area and population of any of the University of Sydney's Clinical Schools and has a patient population of approximately 1.1 million.




  • Concord Clinical School
    Concord Clinical School is based at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, renowned for combining teaching and scientific excellence. Research is associated with the ANZAC Research Institute, the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, the NSW Institute of Sports Medicine and the Bernie Banton Asbestos Research Centre. Concord also provides simulation based education in a state-of-the-art clinical school.


  • Nepean Clinical School
    Nepean supports up to 50 students in each year of Sydney Medical Program. With its relatively high patient to student ratio, Nepean provides invaluable learning opportunities. Our population covers the broadest range of socioeconomic status allowing great exposure to the full scope of disease burden. Teaching is delivered by clinicians including academics, hospital specialists and private practitioners, in both hospital and community settings. Our teaching hospitals include Nepean, Nepean Private and Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospitals. The Charles Perkins Centre Nepean has recently established itself as an important part of our research facility.

  • Northern Clinical School
    Students at Northern experience medicine in various settings, including large and small hospitals, general practice and rurally. They learn from caring, knowledgeable and skilled clinical tutors in up-to-date facilities. Royal North Shore Hospital, our main teaching hospital was opened in November 2012. There are also links with the education of nurses and allied health practitioners, in hospital and community settings. Our affiliation with the Kolling Institute, renowned for its high quality researchers and facilities, offers students many exciting opportunities to be involved in world class research. Lifelong learning is nurtured at Northern.

  • School of Rural Health (SRH)
    The University’s rural clinical school was established in 2002 with the dual aims of providing medical education in a rural setting, and addressing the rural medical workforce shortage. The School of Rural Health delivers Stage 3 of the Sydney Medical Program at its Dubbo and Orange Campuses. Students have the opportunity to spend up to one year of their rural placement years at either of these campuses. Prospective MBBS students should note they cannot nominate this school as a preferred allocation at enrolment; recruitment to the rural clinical school takes place during Stage 2.


  • Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School
    The Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School (SAHCS) is the first Clinical School of The University of Sydney to be based within a large private hospital, the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga (known as the ‘San’). The San has been a teaching hospital of the University since 1994 and provides outstanding training across all stages of the Sydney Medical School program. Uniquely, multidisciplinary teaching opportunities are provided by academics, hospital specialists and practitioners within the private sector, in conjunction with outpatient clinical and community settings.