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Gita Vita Soraya helping Indonesia become malaria-free
Indonesian PhD student Gita Vita Soraya from Melbourne University is working to find an easier way to diagnose malaria. Gita and her team recently received research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She tells Australia Plus more about her research and its impact on the Asia Pacific.News
Congratulations Professor James Best
Professor James Donovan Best (MBBS 1972, MD 1989) has been appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This award is made in recognition of his distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the area of endocrinology, to medical education as an academic, researcher and administrator, and to rural and Indigenous health.News
The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
- Research Themes
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
- Department Research Summaries
Research expertise in the Melbourne Medical School spans a diverse range of interests.View
- Research Groups
An overview of the research interests within the school and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in the field of biomedical sciences.View
- Short Courses
Our short courses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.View
- Current Student Resources
Further information for all students in the Melbourne Medical School, including Doctor of Medicine students, plus links to University student resources.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
- Clinical Electives
View further information for non-University of Melbourne medical students who wish to undertake a clinical elective with one of our hospital partnersView
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) has been designed to train doctors who have the skills, attributes, passion and competency to make a positive and immediate contribution to health locally and internationally. Integral to your study is the teaching and clinical training you will experience at the University of Melbourne's clinical schools located in affiliated teaching hospitals.
Each of our clinical schools offers our students a unique experience, whilst delivering the same MD curriculum to provide a first-class medical education.
Applicants invited to a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) for a place in the Doctor of Medicine will be asked to identify their preference for a particular Clinical School region and whether they are interested in being selected to a particular rural cohort.
The information below should assist applicants in making these decisions.
During the first year of the MD, students are allocated to one of these clinical schools for the final three years of the course (with the exception of non-ERC Rural Clinical School students who may have the opportunity to be re-allocated after completion of Year 2). Acceptance of a place in the medical course indicates acceptance of a place in a particular clinical school zone, and subsequent clinical school placement.
Thank you for engaging with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences. As a friend and supporter of this faculty you will help create scholarships for our students, support groundbreaking research, and build important partnerships and support community engagement.
Our pride in our graduates and in their lives spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
Welcome to the Melbourne Medical School
The Melbourne Medical School is part of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences.It is the oldest medical school in Australia and internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The School encompasses all major fields of medicine and rural health.
School Head Welcome
Professor Geoff McColl, BMedSc, MBBS, PhD, MEd, FRACP
Professor Geoff McColl is the Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Training. He has previously held the positions of Director of Medical Education, Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Clinical Dean of the Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital Clinical School.
Medical History Museum
Explore, inquire and enjoy the social history of medicine and its role in society through a diverse exhibition program. Visit the nineteenth century Savory and Moore Pharmacy complete with pharmaceutical jars and equipment.Read more