Head of School Welcome

I would like to warmly welcome undergraduate and research students as well as new staff to our school and to the UNSW Kensington and Randwick hospital campuses. To 1st year medical students - congratulations on entry into medicine and embarking on the six year journey towards becoming a medical practitioner. I also welcome back our later year students who have successfully completed another year and move closer towards the completion of their clinical studies.

You are now part of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare precincts in Australia, so use our hospital campus as a source of inspiration and motivation to discover better ways of caring for patients and preventing disease. Our research infrastructure is world class and there is ample opportunity for exposure to a range of different types of research. Recent highlights include the establishment of the The Bright Alliance, a partnership with the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Health-Science Alliance, and Scientia Clinical Research, which will be working with researchers and clinicians in the new Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre building. The School’s Adult Cancer Program of research working in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre complements our strong research profile in neurosciences, psychosocial and orthopaedics. All our research groups are world-class and we look forward to supporting their continual growth and development in the years to come.

To new research, clinical, teaching and administration staff and conjoint staff - welcome to the School, and join us in our goal to make our school and University excel in all our activities.

I encourage students, their teachers and staff to use the Prince of Wales Clinical School website as your principal source of information for your activities.

Professor Phil Crowe