Graduate Medical Education
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Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the 24th most reputable university in the world. In 2014, it was ranked 37th and in the top 0.3% in the QS World University Rankings. Seven Nobel or Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. The University is colloquially known as one of Australia’s "Sandstones", a status similar to that of the "Ivy League" in the United States and the "Russell Group" in the United Kingdom.
The university’s Coat of Arms, granted by the College of Arms by order of Queen Victoria, are an amalgamation of the arms of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and their important figures, heraldry and other references to the two ancient universities are sprawled throughout the university in its architecture and character. Its motto, "Sidere mens eadem mutato" translated literally gives "Though the stars change, the mind is the same", but has been more liberally translated to give, "Sydney University is really just Oxford or Cambridge laterally displaced approximately 12,000 miles".
The 2013 QS World University Rankings placed Sydney in the top 20 in the world in 11 subjects; more than a third of the 30 measured. The University of Sydney was ranked 8th in the world for Education, 9th in Accounting and Finance and 10th in Law. Additionally, Sydney was placed 12th in English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Linguistics and Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering, the highest in Australia of those subjects. Psychology at Sydney was ranked 14th, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Communication and Media were ranked 16th, and the Sydney Medical School was ranked 17th.
Its main campus has been ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post and Disney Pixar, among others such as Oxford and Cambridge and is spread across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.
The research and education hub of the Charles Perkins Centre is a state-of-the-art building designed to support collaboration and new ways of thinking. Opened for Semester 1 of 2014, the new building comprises a structure of six floors, plus three basement levels, and an area of approximately 49,500 square metres – almost twice the surface area of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Located on the north-west boundary of the University’s Camperdown Campus, bordering St John’s College and next to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) – Sydney’s largest hospital and the teaching hospital of the Sydney Medical School. The hub will play a key role in fostering collaboration and multidisciplinary research, creating a research and education precinct with links to nearby affiliated medical research institutes and the hospital.
This building along with the original sandstone Anderson Stuart medical school is my new home.
With most of my classes located in this magnificent building, you’d probably think I’d eventually be tired of seeing it day after day, and yet the allure has still yet to wear off.
Graduate Medical Education
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