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Westmead Emergency has a strong focus on teaching and continuing education. We are affiliated with the Westmead Clinical School at the University of Sydney.

With the establishment of the Discipline of Emergency Medicine within the Westmead Medical School, our ED is at the forefront of curriculum development and teaching excellence for our medical students. Our enthusiastic lecturers form a core part of critical care education to undergraduates and promote research in the specialty. Students at Sydney Medical School are able to complete supervised studies and projects at Westmead Emergency as part of their MD program.

Our medical students instituted the first Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) to be formed in the southern hemisphere - by the medical students, for the medical students. This forum provides the future Emergency Physicians of tomorrow an insider's view of the ED.

Elective Students
Westmead Emergency is a great place to do an elective term. Both Australian and foreign medical students are welcome as we are a highly sought after elective term destination. University of Sydney undergraduates are given priority, however we will try our very best to accommodate you.

If you wish to gain the Westmead Emergency experience, contact:
Dr. Andrew Coggins
Elective Student Coordinator
Emergency Department
Westmead Hospital
Westmead, NSW 2145
Email: Dr. Andrew Coggins


The Emergency Care Institute (ECI)

The Emergency Care Institute has been set up under the umbrella of the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) with its primary role being to improve outcomes for patients presenting at hospital emergency departments (ED) across NSW through coordination, networking and research.

The ECI is for all interested parties working in emergency care - clinicians and other stakeholders, working in partnership with consumers. We invite you to be involved as the strength and success of the ECI will depend on clinician and community engagement, informing a truly representative body.

You can access The Emergency Care Institute here.

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