South West Sydney Clinical Campuses

MD Students

The South West Sydney Clinical Campuses play a major role in undergraduate medical education within the UNSW program. Student teaching is based largely on clinical encounters with patients in hospitals, in general practices, specialists’ rooms and in the community. This patient based learning is tracked to ensure adequate coverage of the curriculum and is supplemented by formal lectures, tutorials and bedside teaching. The clinical attachments rotate through the major disciplines of medicine, surgery, community health and general practice, emergency medicine and anaesthetics and intensive care. 

The pages below provide resources for prospective and current students in the MD program studying in south western Sydney. 

Welcome to the South West Sydney Clinical Campuses. Our Clinical Campuses are based in the fastest growing and most clinically diverse part of Sydney. Because of this the Campuses provides an opportunity to learn in some of Sydney’s newest clinical and learning environments and with some of the most interesting clinical material that you will encounter as part of your training.

Training at the South West Sydney Clinical Campuses provide a unique experience with a lot of diversity and patient contact. Training across multiple sites with the latest in teaching technology means that there is much to experience. 

UNSW has made a very significant investment in providing facilities for students at the Liverpool and Bankstown campuses. These facilities include study and social areas where students can relax away from the business of the wards.

The Year 4 Research Project, undertaken by all Phase 2 students, aims to enable students to gain some insight into how medical knowledge is acquired through the completion of a research-related project.

This Medal, named in honour of the inaugural School Clinical Associate Dean, Professor Ian Webster, was instituted in 2007 as a means of recognising outstanding performance by a student studying medicine, surgery and critical care terms in south western Sydney.

The Tom Gibian Prize, named in honour of the foundation warden of the Bankstown campus of South Western Sydney Clinical School recognises student leadership amongst final year students.

The South West Sydney Clinical Campuses, UNSW Sydney offers Clerkships (electives) through our clinical teaching sites at Liverpool, Bankstown-Lidcombe and Fairfield Hospitals to non-UNSW medical students. The duration of the Clerkship is between 4 weeks (minimum) to 8 weeks (maximum).

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