Studying at Nepean

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Sydney Medical School Nepean provides excellent conditions for learning. The administrative staff and the clinical tutors provide a friendly atmosphere and are flexible and supportive in their approach to your studies.

You can be assured of seeing many interesting cases, owing at least in part to efforts made by staff finding patients well-suited to the problem of the week. A high patient-to-student ratio makes it easier to find a patient when you want to practice clinical skills outside of class.

The hospital itself is quite new, and a comfortable place to work. The library is well equipped and makes the most of a stunning view of the mountains which you can gaze at while you get your head around the finer points of a case.

Nepean's supportive working environment makes for high student morale which is highly contagious.

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Teaching staff:

Associate Professor Stuart Lane

Associate Professor Lane is Coordinator of clinical studies and Chair of the Personal and Professional Development theme (PPD) for the Sydney Medical Program. He also teaches and examines students in all stages of the SMP both at central faculty and Nepean Clinical School, where he has been awarded teacher of the year for six years. He supervises MD student projects as well as Higher Degree students in phenomenological analysis of teaching experiences.

His teaching is focussed around reflection and cognitive development, and he has developed masterclasses and teaching programs both at Nepean Clinical School and central campus incorporating these ideas. Based on this work, in 2014 he was awarded The Sydney Medical School award for academic excellence: Outstanding teaching. Further to this, in 2016 his teaching program was recognised at a National level when he was awarded The Australian Government Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.

'For creating and fostering an educational environment and culture, that enhances learning by motivating students to develop a growth mindset and inspiring collegiate critical reflection.'

2018 Stage 1 Orientation Day


Welcome to the newest cohort of medical students at the Nepean Clinical School who will help to shape the future of healthcare in our communities. Working closely with medical experts from our district hospitals, these doctors-in-training will hone their skills across a wide range of disciplines. Nepean Hospital is proud to have been an official teaching hospital of the University of Sydney since 1990 and provides invaluable learning and research opportunities for medical students.

Stage 1 Coordinator SMS Nepean : Narelle Brown

2017 Graduation Day!


Our most recent cohort of medical students graduated on 7th December 2017. It was most exciting to also see two of our staff members graduate with PhD's - Associate Professor Stuart Lane and Dr Sarah Whereat. This was a major achievement as they both managed full time work at the same time. We wish them all the best.