Concord clinical school
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The University of Sydney Concord Clinical School

Teaching and research excellence in medicine and surgery
One of the most sought after teaching hospitals for junior medical officer and registrar appointments, with a reputation for combining education with scientific excellence.

About the Concord Clinical School

The Concord Clinical School is a Sydney Medical School teaching hospital based at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, which serves the local communities of Concord, Strathfield, Burwood and beyond.

Our teaching program provides a supportive and cooperative environment for integrated, interdisciplinary learning at all levels, from medical students through to graduate studies and medical professional training.


Our disciplines

  • anatomical pathology
  • cardiology
  • dermatology
  • drug and alcohol
  • emergency medicine
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • geriatrics
  • immunology
  • infectious diseases
  • neurology
  • nuclear medicine
  • oncology
  • psychiatry
  • radiology
  • renal/nephrology
  • rheumatology
  • respiratory
  • anaesthetics
  • colorectal surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • general/breast-endocrine surgery
  • general/upper GI surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • ophthalmology surgery
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • urology surgery
  • vascular surgery

Elective placements

Please refer to the FMH elective placements page.

Our facilities

Our clinical school teaches from the Concord Medical Education Centre situated on the hospital grounds. The centre has state of the art medical education facilities with a 140 seat auditorium, lecture, tutorial and meeting rooms and a dedicated simulation centre, providing the latest advancements in simulation technology.

This room has a SimMan 3G manikin, which is currently one of the most advanced manikins available. This manikin is controlled via Wi-Fi to an instructor’s computer, and can replicate various patient conditions and symptoms. The room is fully fitted out with gas supply to allow for ventilation and anaesthetic machines, along with a cardiac monitor.

This room is used for team training and patient scenarios, where all aspects of patient care are observed; for example, clinical skills, examination skills, procedural skills, communication, documentation and teamwork.

This room is designed in line with the College of Surgeons requirements for surgical training including minimal invasive surgery, as well as anaesthetic skills training for things such as cirocoidectomies.

This room has surgical scrub sinks with a plaster trap, stainless steel benches for easy cleaning and AV smart board to enable video feeds from the other rooms. The room is designed to allow students to practice their surgical skills, which can be integrated into a ‘real life’ patient scenario.

This simulation program is designed to look at those patients with psychosis and their cardiac & metabolic risk factors, which are usually high and not currently managed well in the existing health system.

As a joint venture between Concord Clinical School, Concord Centre for Mental Health, Diabetes Australia and the School of Rural Health (Dubbo & Orange), the facilities available in this clinic exist to serve a range of disciplines as well as students from city based and rural hospitals.

This purpose built room has been designed to enable high quality video’s to be developed for educational purposes, which can also be video conferenced to rural clinical schools.

The video room is used for filming various patient scenarios, which can be used fo educational or research purposes. The room includes video cameras, special green backgrounds, and profession lighting and post-production equipment.

This facility offers a perfect opportunity for improving a broad range of clinical skills through simulted patients experiences, which can be recorded and analysed in an educational setting.

Postgraduate research

Research training opportunities at the Concord Clinical School are available in a range of disciplines and spanning the spectrum from basic laboratory-based research through applied clinical research to epidemiology and population studies.

Our researchers have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and a range of research centres, institutes and groups with significant capability in research related to ageing, asbestos-related diseases and sports medicine.

To explore current research opportunities, find a supervisor.

Research centres, institutes and groups

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute at Concord is the world’s first stand-alone asbestos research facility dedicated to the prevention and treatment of asbestos diseases. The institute is housed within the Bernie Banton Centre at Concord Hospital.

The NSW Institute of Sports Medicine focuses on research, multidisciplinary sports medicine assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation services for elite and recreational athletes. The institute provides training opportunities, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in sports medicine.

Head of Clinical School

Professor Mark Cooper
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Concord Clinical School