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St Vincent’s Public Hospital

St Vincent’s Public Hospital is a renowned 400-bed acute public teaching and referral hospital located in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Founded in 1857 by the Sisters of Charity, the hospital has a long-standing reputation for providing excellent clinical training and research opportunities for basic physician trainees. The campus is also home to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, The Kirby Institute, The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, The St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research and The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care.

The physician specialties present at St Vincent’s Hospital provide many unparalleled training opportunities for Basic Physician Trainees. Located within the hospital are many specialty units that are internationally recognised as centres of excellence (e.g. heart and lung transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, cancer care, and AIDS/HIV, to name a few). Basic Physician Trainees have the opportunity to rotate through terms such as cardiology, respiratory medicine, haematology, medical oncology, infectious diseases and immunology, neurology, gastroenterology, aged care medicine, endocrinology, vascular medicine, palliative care and drug and alcohol. On-the-job learning is supported by high quality supervision from ward consultants, formal education initiatives, such as lectures and online learning, as well as mentoring.

Our Director of Physician Education (DPE) at St Vincent’s Hospital is Dr Louis Wang (MBBS MMed PhD FRACP FCSANZ FACC) is a clinical cardiologist and a staff specialist in vascular medicine. He is a medical graduate from the University of New South Wales (University Medal in Medicine, 2006), and was awarded a PhD for pioneering translational research in high frequency echocardiography. An experienced clinician-educator, Dr Wang enjoys teaching and mentoring registrars.

Campbelltown Hospital

Campbeltown Hospital is one of the newest and fastest expanding centers for healthcare in NSW. Last year it was the busiest emergency department in NSW and has been extensively redeveloped to offer a wide range of excellent specialist services.

Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is the regional hub for one of the largest health districts in Australia. Working with the UNSW and Notre Dame Clinical schools, it has leading clinicians in respiratory medicine, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, renal, infectious disease and geriatric medicine. As a regional hub, basic physician trainees will work with excellent advanced trainees in a range of specialty fields. The JMO culture has been the highest ranked in NSW for training and teaching culture for the last decade. Working with the best, highly motivated JMOs makes being a registrar a lot more rewarding.

Assoc Prof Joe Suttie is the Wagga Wagga DPE. He was at Vinnies as a medical student, intern, resident, BPT and cardiology AT. His UNSW honours year was in the genetics of type 1 diabetes at Cambridge and DPhil at Oxford (Cardiac imaging and neuromuscular disorders) as a Monash Scholar before some post-doc research in the US. He has a small farm on the river on the outskirts of Wagga with a specialist interest in traditional permaculture farming methods. His Wagga research group focuses on cardiovascular screening in rural and indigenous communities.