Project Snapshot

Project Snapshot

Western Sydney University School of Medicine – local students, local doctors

The School of Medicine serves the people of Western Sydney by delivering internationally recognised education and research focused on the health needs of our region.

The University is committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of health care, medical training and research across the region. In particular, the School of Medicine prides itself on being socially responsive, encouraging community engagement and ensuring that future generations of doctors can empathise and communicate with their patients in a competent and professional manner.

The establishment of the School of Medicine in 2007 had the immediate effect of creating opportunities for students in Western Sydney to aspire to a career in medicine. Currently, 60% of the students enrolled in the School are from the region. On graduation, these locally trained, 'home grown' doctors will better understand the health challenges in the region.

The School of Medicine works in partnership with local health services and the community. Clinical schools are now providing practical training for students at Campbelltown Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Blacktown Hospital and in Lismore and Bathurst.

The newest education and research facility for the School of Medicine, located at Blacktown Hospital, was opened by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard on 19 October 2011.

Read about the Blacktown/Mt Druitt Hospital Clinical School and Research Centre.

Western Sydney University School of Law – critically and ethically engaging with the law

The mission of the School of Law is to excel in education and research. The School is actively committed to socially just and professional practice and supports and challenges graduates to serve their communities with this same commitment.

Established in 1995, the School of Law has quickly earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of our graduates, our leading academics and our unique approach to training students.

The School places special emphasis on the acquisition of legal skills with students undertaking a variety of assessment tasks concerned with the development of communication and advocacy skills. Including oral presentations, moot courts, negotiations, interviews and drafting work.

In May 2010 Western Sydney University formally opened the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic which provides our law students with an opportunity to learn in a clinical environment, providing legal advice to members of the community.

Read about the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic.