The future of health treatment, training and discovery
Thomas Lu, currently in his fifth year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, will be one of the students to receive medical training in state-of-the-art facilities at the new University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building.
Thomas is looking forward to putting into practice the world-class collaborative training he will receive at the new precinct to contribute in a meaningful way to medical science.
“I truly believe the new medical, nursing and dental building, built alongside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, is a remarkable investment in South Australia’s healthcare system. It will be a combination of improved patient care, technological advances and state-of-the-art research that will be the cornerstone of future health services, not just for Adelaide but state-wide,” Thomas says.
For well over a century the University has been educating generations of doctors, nurses, dentists and specialist medical graduates just like Thomas, who have gone on to care for us and our loved ones when we need it most.
Graduates and researchers from the University of Adelaide have made important medical breakthroughs, transforming life as we know it; such as Nobel Laureates Howard Florey who discovered penicillin and Robin Warren who discovered the cause of peptic ulcers; and 1920’s medical graduate Helen Mayo, a pioneer of women’s and children’s health.
The new University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building will provide the research and teaching facilities that will inspire Adelaide’s next Nobel Laureates.
One of the most important milestones in the history of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the building will boast state-of-the-art facilities which will ensure the University’s degree and research programs remain among the top ranked in the world.
The future of health treatment, training and discovery Thomas Lu, currently in his fifth year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, will be one of the students to receive medical training in state-of-the-art facilities at the new University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, which will open from semester 1, 2017.
“Students of the future will be able to go from our building through to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and on to the new hospital, weaving together education, research and clinical practice,” says Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Alastair Burt.
“This is about transforming the health care workforce of the future but it’s also transforming the experience of the students that come through that.”
We thank the very generous donors who have supported the University’s philanthropic campaign for infrastructure support. The building’s entry will boast a stunning donor wall and specially named rooms, in recognition of our donors.