Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

The Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney is the newest of its Clinical Schools in an exciting and ground breaking partnership between Sydney Adventist Hospital and the University. It is the first fully-fledged Clinical School based in a private hospital in New South Wales.

The Clinical School is principally based at Sydney Adventist Hospital, a 500-bed not-for-profit private hospital with a full range of acute and elective surgery and a broad caseload of acute and subacute medical patients, a comprehensive Emergency Department, an Intensive Care Unit, an Ophthalmology Unit, and full diagnostic facilities.

Students based at Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School have ready access to teaching by senior consultants. Teaching is delivered in a range of clinical environments, including ward-based teaching and teaching in consulting rooms.

Sydney Adventist Hospital provides a supportive, professional, and education-focussed environment within which to undertake the clinical component of your medical student training.

Fast Facts

  • The first fully-fledged Clinical School within a private hospital in New South Wales
  • Based in a Hospital with a long tradition of teaching
  • Housed in a new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art educational facility, including clinical skills laboratories, tutorial rooms, lecture theatres, library, and a Simulation Learning Centre
  • Providing an inter-professional, multidisciplinary learning environment, the Clinical School offers high quality clinical training for medical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, and other allied health profession students in the non-traditional (private) sector
  • Co-located with the Faculty of Nursing and Health, Avondale College of Higher Education
  • The expansion of the Hospital through the construction of a new Clinical Services Building provides students with increased access to wards, operating theatres, and to a new Integrated Cancer Centre
  • The Simulation Learning Centre provides students with access to technologically advanced manikins and teaching by highly experienced educators

Student experience

What does a Clinical School day look like?

Each day can be different but you will generally attend structured tutorials at the patient bedside, attend clinical and procedural skills tutorials, and spend self-directed learning time on the wards. You will have the opportunity to work with patients and learn alongside senior and experienced clinicians, including doctors, nurses, and allied health professional staff.

“As a brand new clinical school the San has already made itself formidable, offering exciting research projects to Stage 1 and 2 students and unique opportunities such as presenting at Grand Rounds. There is already strong encouragement of the SAH students, with tutors taking on mentoring roles and going the extra mile to make our tutorials high yield learning.”
Isabelle Kapterian, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School medical student (graduating class of 2014)


Where is the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School?
Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School is located in the Clinical Education Centre on the Sydney Adventist Hospital campus. Sydney Adventist Hospital is located in the leafy suburb of Wahroonga on Sydney’s north shore.

How do I get there?
Sydney Adventist Hospital can be reached by train from the centre of Sydney. A regular bus service runs between nearby railway stations and the Hospital.

All-day parking is available on-site at a reduced rate and parking may also be found on surrounding streets.

We encourage car-pooling amongst our students, both to facilitate getting to the Clinical School and to build relationships between students.

For more information on the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, follow the link to their website.