Wyong Hospital to get major training boost
Medical students based at the JMP's Central Coast Clinical School will benefit from access to expanded training facilities planned for Wyong Hospital.
The new Integrated Education Centre will enable the Central Coast Clinical School to support 20 undergraduate medical students at the hospital by 2012. The new centre will contain a range of teaching and learning spaces which will:
- provide a variety of teaching rooms, a library facility, computer and simulation rooms and office space for academic staff,
- allow the development of a multidisciplinary clinical team teaching program in communication, evidence based medicine, identification of sick patients and teaching skills
- train indigenous students and encourage graduates to work in rural and remote areas.
Funding of around $4.5m has been provided under the Innovative Clinical Teaching and Training Grants (ICTTG) program. Central Coast Health and the JMP have also contributed funds to initiate the redevelopment of the area.
"The new investment will enable the JMP Central Coast Clinical School to become an important teaching facility at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels," said Dr Martin Veysey, Clinical Dean at Central Coast Clinical School.