Welcome to POWCS

Welcome to the Prince of Wales Clinical School, which is part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Our School is advantageously situated between the neighbouring Lowy Cancer Research Centre on University New South Wales campus in Kensington and the hub of the three hospitals and research institutes on Prince of Wales campus in Randwick – Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital, and Neuroscience Research Australia.

Prince of Wales Clinical School has a proud history of providing high quality medical education for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as visiting elective students from national and international medical schools. We have more than 300 undergraduate, 14 Honours, 50 ILP and 73 postgraduate students across the programs of Medicine and Surgery. We have approximately 100 staff members comprising of academics, researchers and professional and technical staff. There are over 200 conjoint appointments.

The Clinical School has an active research program with particular strengths in the areas of adult cancer research, including molecular, cellular, genetic and stem cell research, ophthalmology, respiratory medicine, neurology, including headache and neuro-diseases and injury research, nephrology/cardiovascular research, psychosocial research, pharmaceutical policy and toxicology, surgical and orthopaedic research with support in bioinformatics and biostatistics. Our research is funded through sources including the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council, Australian Cancer Council and other government and industry grants.

The Clinical School consists of 26 research groups, the clinical teaching unit and the medical and surgical professional unit.