The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School

The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School delivers high quality education and research, and embraces the sense of Community that the location offers. Located on the grounds of the Gosford Hospital, the clinical school has a long-standing relationship with the Central Coast Local Health District.

Video: First look inside Central Coast’s future of health education and clinical research

The Gosford Hospital precinct has recently undergone a major upgrade, including construction of a state-of-the-art research and education facility that will house The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School. The building is due for completion in mid-2021.

Our health district

The Central Coast region is serviced by the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD).

Within the CCLHD there are two acute hospitals, located at Gosford and Wyong, which combined have over 1,000 beds.

Each year the hospitals deal with over 120,000 emergency admissions and perform over 25,000 operations.

Students can also experience medical training in one of the areas Private Hospitals, including Gosford Private and Berkeley Vale Private Hospital.

Our facilities

Facilities will include:

  • Advanced three ward simulation centre
  • Purpose built anatomy and histology lab
  • Skills lab
  • Health library
  • Virtual reality spaces
  • Interdisciplinary learning suite and multiple lectorial, seminar, tutorial and meeting rooms

Our location

The Central Coast is a popular destination located between Sydney and Newcastle. It is well known for its stunning coastal terrain and lush national parks.

There are approximately 340,000 people living on the Central Coast, with the region experiencing a higher than average population growth. Gosford is one of the many suburbs and townships located within the region.

Easy access

The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School is easily accessible via road with onsite car-parking and Gosford Station is a short walk away.

Study life balance

Students are able to balance their studies by taking advantage of the many lifestyle features of the Central Coast including:

  • Affordable housing
  • World class beaches
  • Bush walks
  • Boutique shopping
  • Booming café culture
  • Sporting and cultural activities
  • Thriving night life

Our students

The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School is committed to providing world class education and research. Its location and facilities afford students a diverse clinical experience with access to placements in both Gosford and Wyong hospitals, as well as a number of smaller public and private facilities.

With dedicated staff the University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School is able to provide a high level of support to all students including dedicated support for Indigenous students.

From 2021, 32 students who accept an offer to study the Joint Medical Program (JMP) at the University of Newcastle will be located at The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School for their first three years of study.  Prospective students will have an opportunity to lodge an expression of interest for allocation to the Central Coast Clinical School when they submit their University of Newcastle application.

All JMP students, enrolled at either University of Newcastle or University of New England, will be able to nominate placements at the Central Coast Clinical School in the latter years of the program.

Student testimonial

Ashlyn, JMP student“I think going to Gosford and Wyong for my clinical school was the best stroke of luck I have experienced in medical school. While Gosford is the University of Newcastle’s second biggest clinical school, you are not a number there. Clinical staff really try to make you a part of the team. The best way to describe our time would be that you experience intimacy in teaching that you would receive at a rural school with the exposure of a metropolitan hospital.”

Our team

Contact us

Postal address:

Level 1 Health Services Building

Gosford Hospital, Gosford, NSW 2250

Ph: 02 43 484 619


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.