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A new chapter in medical education begins



14 December 2012

The new state-of-the-art medical education facility was delivered by the University's Campus Infrastructure and Services unit.
The new state-of-the-art medical education facility was delivered by the University's Campus Infrastructure and Services unit.


An $11.5 million, state of-the-art facility for the education and clinical training of students and professionals, was launched on Thursday 13 December by the Governor of New South Wales.

"The Concord Medical Education Centre, a partnership between the University of Sydney, the federal government and Concord Hospital, is a leap forward for medical education not only for Western Sydney but the NSW region. It will be of major benefit to regional students, giving immediate access to the latest in research and teaching," said Associate Dean and Head of Concord Clinical School, Professor Robert Lusby.

Ten years in the planning, the purpose-designed building was successfully delivered by the University's Campus Infrastructure and Services division, and includes:

  • a simulation centre
  • a cardiac resuscitation training laboratory
  • surgical skills laboratory with 3D camera system
  • video recording studio for research and training purposes and livestreaming to teaching hospitals.

The new facility's cardiac resuscitation training laboratory features a hi-tech manikin which will provide an invaluable learning experience for students.
The new facility's cardiac resuscitation training laboratory features a hi-tech manikin which will provide an invaluable learning experience for students.


"For our more than 200 students, including international students, the centre means they have access to the best in technology and training, in close proximity to the hospital, where patients provide the real life experiences so necessary for preparing the next generation of doctors," said Professor Lusby. The initial impetus and funding for the centre came from medical staff at Concord Hospital, Sydney Medical School and the local community.

That first funding effort was followed by contributions from the University of Sydney, the Australian government (through Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Health Workforce Australia), Sydney Local Health District and the NSW Ministry of Health.


Contact: Claire Sargent

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