Notre Dame med school gains accreditation

The Australian Medical Council has granted accreditation to the University of Notre Dame Australia's medical school which will open its doors to 104 new students in February next year.

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, a University statement says.

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 NSW and Victoria, including major Catholic hospitals, public teaching hospitals and private practitioners in metropolitan and regional areas.

Notre Dame's School of Medicine in Sydney receives accreditation (Media Release, 31/7/07)

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Notre Dame Sydney Medical School to open in 2008 (CathNews, 23/8/05)

1 Aug 2007