Committed to Education


Medical Students

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 Sydney 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.

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


Nursing Students

Westmead Emergency is a core part of nursing education and is affiliated with several faculties of nursing. We provide an excellent teaching environment and clinical experience for those entering this vitally important profession.



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