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 1990, Nepean Hospital has experienced continued growth in its teaching and research. Our teaching hospitals include Nepean Hospital, Nepean Private Hospital and Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital.
From 2013 our School houses the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean. The Centre's mission is to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by generating collaborative interdisciplinary research and education that translates into real-world solutions.
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 across all disciplines.
Our new Clinical School Building provides first-class educational facilities for our students and staff. The new clinic areas run with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and provide additional 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 as a centre for interdisciplinary education and research.
Future plans will see our School as pivotal for further education and research projects including applications for specialist training positions. The clinics will be linked via telemedicine to all major hospitals between Nepean and Dubbo thus providing opportunities for services to our rural neighbours within a framework of education and research.