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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The Melbourne Medical School includes some of the University's oldest departments. For this reason it is host to a number of unique programs of both community and medical interest.View
Department of Surgery sites
The Department is based across several campuses of the Melbourne Medical School, all at key hospital sites, as well as conducting academic activities in surgery at other hospitals.
- Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Eastern Hill Campus
- Surgery, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Campus
- Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville Campus
- Northern and Western Campus
- Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Eastern Hill Campus
- Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Eastern Hill Campus
Welcome to the Department of Surgery
Professor Andrew Kaye, head of department
As Head of the Department of Surgery, I am pleased to introduce the Department that forms the focus for academic activities in surgery at The University of Melbourne and The Melbourne Medical School.
In keeping with the vision of the Melbourne Medical School, the Department of Surgery is committed to becoming world-renown in:
- Quality in patient care outcomes;
- Leadership in the provision of surgical education for medical students, and current and future surgeons;
- Innovation and excellence in the conduct of basic sciences, clinical and translational research;
- The establishment of linkages and partnerships with internal (inter-precinct, School, Faculty) and external stakeholders (Institutions, industry, government).