Facts & figures
- 530 beds Specialists in surgery, psychiatry, critical care and emergency
- 1990 Established as a University of Sydney teaching hospital
Facts & figures
The Nepean Clinical School is a network of teaching hospitals of the Sydney Medical School centred in the Nepean Hospital precinct at the base of the Blue Mountains, near Penrith. Our teaching hospitals include:
The Nepean Hospital precinct is currently experiencing tremendous growth as part of the $550 million Nepean Redevelopment Project. The hospital will soon be able to support communities within and outside of Sydney’s western suburbs, providing world-class clinical facilities, services and care.
The school presently supports around 50 students in each of the four years of the MD course. With its relatively high patient load in comparison to the student population, Nepean Clinical School is able to provide invaluable learning opportunities for attending medical students and research opportunities for Australian and international students.
Nepean is home to over 20 medical and surgical disciplines, providing a multitude of opportunities for students and researchers.
Updated 10 February 2022: The University of Sydney Medical School is not currently accepting elective placement applications or making elective placement offers until further notice. This includes applications for placements in 2022. An update will be provided on this website mid-2022.
Visit our placements page for more information and to find out how to apply for a clinical school placement.
Nepean provides excellent conditions for learning. The administrative staff and the clinical tutors provide a friendly atmosphere and are flexible and supportive in their approach to your studies. You can be assured of seeing many interesting cases, owing at least in part to efforts made by staff finding patients well-suited to the problem of the week. A high patient-to-student ratio makes it easier to find a patient when you want to practice clinical skills outside of class.
The benefits of completing your Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the Nepean Clinical School include:
We welcome expressions of interest from Australian and International students wishing to undertake postgraduate research within our disciplines. Our school is fully equipped for genetic and cell biology studies and epidemiological studies.
Our school works out of two sites – the Nepean Clinical School Building and Level 5 South Block, Nepean Hospital. The Nepean Clinical School Building is a state of the art facility that houses education, clinical school administration, clinical research pods and outpatient clinics.
The building was purpose built in 2012 for student education with a 90 seat auditorium, 10 tutorial rooms, computer labs and a large interactive clinical skills laboratory. We also have dedicated research laboratories for postgraduate research students.
To request/enquire about room bookings, please contact: