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.
An overview of the research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
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
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Research involving human participants requires appropriate ethics review and approval. Necessary approval must be granted before the research study can commence.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.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
- Learning and Teaching Programs
The Melbourne Medical School is committed to a diverse and enriching curriculum which enhances the learning experience for students. The Doctor of Medicine program (MD) encompasses a wide range of teaching practices to provide students with a variety of different ways to develop their bioscience knowledge and clinical skills.View
- Vocational Selective
The Vocational Selective (VS) is a unique aspect of the Melbourne Medical School's Doctor of Medicine (MD) course. As part of the MD's capstone subject, Transition to Practice, the 4-week Vocational Selective is intended to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of medical practice of interest to them and which they might consider as a possible vocation.View
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.
The graduate coursework and research degrees offered by Melbourne Medical School are the perfect way to begin or progress your career.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.
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Welcome to the Department Medical Education
The Department was established in 2015 to continue the curriculum development success of the former Medical Education Unit (MEU) but with a broader focus on all aspects of Medical Education scholarship. With a central base at Parkville and academic activity at all of the Clinical Schools, we are working towards becoming a centre of excellence in the scholarly discipline of Medical Education.
The University of Melbourne’s Department of Medical Education undertakes a broad range of scholarly activities relating to the education of doctors. While its prime responsibility is developing and continuously improving the Melbourne Medical School’s innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, the Department also delivers a variety of other postgraduate courses and has a vibrant medical education research program.
The Department is located at eight campuses of the Melbourne Medical School:
- Melbourne Medical School (University of Melbourne)
- Austin Clinical School (Heidelberg)
- Northern Clinical School (Epping)
- Epworth Clinical School (Richmond)
- Royal Melbourne Clinical School (Parkville)
- Rural Clinical School (including Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo & Wangaratta)
- St Vincents Clinical School (Fitzroy)
- Western Clinical School (Sunshine & Footscray)
as well as having strong academic links with the School’s clinical departments such as General Practice, Medicine & Radiology, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Psychiatry.