Nepean Clinical School
The Sydney Medical School Nepean is centered at Nepean Hospital and is one of the eight clinical schools of the University of Sydney. Since becoming a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney in 1992, Nepean Hospital has experienced continued growth in its teaching and research.
The school presently supports around 50 students in each of the four years of the course. With its relatively high patient load in comparison to the student population, Nepean Clinical School is able to provide invaluable learning opportunities for attending medical students and research opportunities for Australian and International students in biomedical, clinical and epidemiological research.
Our new Clinical School Building will do more than provide first class educational facilities for our students and staff. The new clinic areas run with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will provide extra high quality outpatient services to our community in an educational setting. Already the building has been embraced by other health professionals including the paramedics, social workers, nurses and general practitioners. The local schools and non health related faculties of local universities have been involved with our building.
All goes well for the future with our building being the focus for further education and research projects in the future including applications for specialist training positions in our clinics. Our clinics are being linked via telemedicine to all the major hospitals between Nepean and Dubbo. This provides an opportunity not only to help provide services to our rural neighbours but do this within a framework or education and research.