A new chapter in medical education begins
14 December 2012
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:
"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