St Vincent’s Hospital becomes a teaching hospital of the Faculty in 1923

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Like the Sydney Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital had been in operation for many years before becoming recognised as a teaching hospital of the Faculty. St Vincent's was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1857 with the intent of being a non-discriminatory public hospital, open to all regardless of nationality, religious belief or sex. From the start it also offered medical services to those who otherwise were unable to afford treatment. The hospital had always provided some medical education and local practitioners could apply to attend operations performed by hospital surgeons. Some of the Faculty's earliest graduates worked at St Vincent's Hospital, such as Frederick Milford, alongside Medical School pioneers Alexander MacCormick and Robert Scot Skirving. It seems that administrative rulings stood in the way of St Vincent's Hospital becoming associated with the Faculty for some time and it was not until 1923 that medical students were sent to St Vincent's from the Medical School.

The first Lecturer in Clinical Medicine was Oscar Albert Anton Diethelm and the first Clinical Tutor was George Reginald Percy Hall.[1] St Vincent's later became a teaching hospital of the University of NSW.