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.
Clinical School Zone Preferences
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.
Students are allocated to one of these clinical schools for the final three years of the course. Acceptance of a place in the medical course indicates acceptance of subsequent clinical school placement.
Inner/East Clinical School Zone
The clinical schools in the Inner/East Zone are located at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville, St Vincent’s Hospital in Fitzroy, and the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg.
Austin Health comprises the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.
RMH is co-located with the new Women’s Hospital. The hospital is home to a number of state-wide referral services including the Victorian Infectious Disease Service (VIDS) and the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre.
North/West Clinical School Zone
The clinical schools in the North/West Zone North/West Zone are centred around the Northern Hospital in Epping, the Sunshine Hospital in Sunshine, and Western Hospital in Footscray.
The Northern Clinical School is based at Northern Hospital in Epping and became a fully independent Clinical School in 2012, having previously been a significant member of the Austin-Northern Clinical School.
Rural Clinical School Zone
The Rural Clinical School Zone comprises Ballarat Clinical School, Bendigo Clinical School, Shepparton Clinical School and Wangaratta Clinical School.
The Ballarat Rural Clinical School (‘Dunvegan’) is adjacent to Ballarat Health Service (BHS) - Victoria’s second largest regional health service.
Bendigo Rural Clinical School students attend tutorials and other teaching sessions at the Monash University Bendigo Regional Clinical School which is located on site at Bendigo Health.
The Shepparton Rural Clinical School (RCS) is adjacent to Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health).
The Wangaratta Rural Clinical School (The Chalet) is adjacent to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW). NHW acts as a regional referral hospital for more complex patients from Bright, Mansfield, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Yarrawonga, Euroa, Benalla and Chiltern.