Title

Notre Dame's School of Medicine in Sydney receives accreditation

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 7-31-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

Publication Place

Sydney

Abstract

The Australian Medical Council has granted accreditation to The University of Notre Dame Australia’s medical school in Sydney. The four-year graduate-entry course will commence in February 2008 with an intake of 104 students at the University’s new campus in Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. The University anticipates an outstanding first year intake from a large number of applicants who have already made Notre Dame’s medical school in Sydney their first choice.

Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock said, “I am delighted with the accreditation of our School of Medicine in Sydney and am confident that the excellent curriculum, which places a strong focus on anatomy, pathology and clinical skills training, will produce medical professionals of outstanding quality. We will be working in partnership with the University of Technology, Sydney to deliver some of the crucial biomedical science subjects. This new medical school will be an important part of the rapid development of Notre Dame’s presence in Sydney and will complement its other major professional courses in nursing, law, education and business.”

Dean of the School of Medicine in Sydney, Prof Julie Quinlivan said, “We are grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the medical profession. We see this new medical school as a positive step in addressing the shortage of doctors in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.”

The Notre Dame School of Medicine in Sydney will have clinical partnerships with 15 health care providers in New South Wales and Victoria, including major Catholic hospitals, public teaching hospitals and private practitioners in metropolitan and regional areas.

Media contact:
Fleur Edwards
0439 906 254