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29 August 2017 Posted by 

STEP FORWARD FOR MEDICINE

University opens $21M clinical school
RED DWYER
WESTERN Sydney University has marked a significant milestone of its School of Medicine with the opening of the $21M Macarthur Clinical School.
The school is located at Campbelltown Hospital. Since its first intake of students 10 years ago in 2007, the school has produced some 670 doctors.
 
Up to 70 per cent of its graduates have stayed on to complete their internships in Western Sydney's hospitals – helping to improve the health of people across one of Australia's fastest growing areas, and alleviate the shortage of doctors in the region. 
 
"Since that very first intake of 100 students just 10 years ago, we have had hundreds of young aspiring doctors go on to work in the region they understand so well, some of whom are training in the hospitals they were actually born in,” said WSU vice-chancellor, Professor Barney Glover.
 
"We are delighted to partner with the South Western Sydney Local Health District to deliver this outstanding new education and training facility for the region,” 
 
The Macarthur Clinical School, a four-storey facility, is a key training sites with students receiving hands-on clinical experience and mentoring by the hospital's senior specialists and other health professionals.
 
Comprising purpose-built, specialist teaching and simulated learning spaces, the school houses the hospital's postgraduate training unit for nursing and other health professionals, providing a significant boost to the hospital's clinical training capacity.
 
"Campbelltown Hospital is in good stead to become a centre for cutting-edge health care delivered by some of the very best doctors not only here in the State, but on a global level," said Amanda Larkin, CEO, of the South Western Sydney Local Health District.


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