1960 UNSW Medicine is established formally, with five foundation chairs – anatomy, medicine, pathology, physiology and surgery. Prince Henry Hospital is named as the University’s first teaching hospital. (pictured: Wallace Wurth builing circa 1966)
1961 The first group of 75 students enrolled in the six-year MBBS program. The Royal Hospital for Women at Paddington is made a teaching hospital in obstetrics and gynaecology. (St George Hospital, Kogarah, and St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, joined the list of the University’s teaching hospitals. in the next few years)
1962 Postgraduate Committee is formed and a joint fund set up between the University and Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals to support research and postgraduate instruction in medicine.
1967 Foundation years MBBS students graduate
1970 MBBS enrolments reach full capacity with 895 students.
1974 The six-year undergraduate course is reduced to five-years.
1988 The six-year undergraduate course is reintroduced.
1989 The South Western Sydney Clinical School was established, incorporating Liverpool, Fairfield, and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals.
1990s Increases in both rural teaching and in the intake of Indigenous and rural students into the undergraduate course, following the establishment of the Rural Health Unit.
2000 The School of Rural Health (now Rural Clinical School) opens with campuses in the NSW Greater Murray.
2002 Rural campuses open on the NSW Mid-North coast.
2004 A new highly integrated, six-year undergraduate Medicine program is introduced.
2010 Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Australasia's first integrated childhood and adult cancer centre officially opens,
2014 The Wallace Wurth building officially reopens, following a major refurbishment. The new building includes new premises for the Kirby Insitute.
Today UNSW Medicine is one of the world's top 50 medical faculties with eight schools in Sydney, a Rural Clinical School with country campuses across NSW, and close affiliations with some of Australia’s finest hospitals and healthcare organisations.
2015 - Present
Professor Rodney Phillips
Professor Peter Smith
Professor S Bruce Dowton
Professor WE Glover
Professor RW Pitney
Professor RJ Walsh
Professor FF Rundle