In 1967 the first group of Melbourne Medical School students ventured to Austin Health for their clinical years.  They numbered just seventeen. Fifty years later the cohort has grown to over two hundred.

Today the Austin Clinical School is one of the top choices for medical students and an international leader in contemporary clinical education.

A new challenge

Just as it did in 1967, the University of Melbourne still attracts the best and brightest students pursuing their dream of becoming a doctor. Yet in the past fifty years, the increased cost of study and steadily declining support for students has created financial obstacles.

  • The total cost to complete the four year MD for a full-fee paying student is $282,000
  • Government assistance only covers the first two years of study
  • During the clinical years, students are experiencing significant financial pressure

How you can make a difference

The 50th Anniversary of the Austin Clinical School is a time to reconnect with peers, reflect on your shared memories, and celebrate your time at university. A gift to support today’s students at the Austin Clinical School is a powerful way to mark the milestone and ensure that the next generation receive the same transformative experience as you did in your clinical years.


For more information or to discuss contributing to the MMS Medical Student Scholarship please contact:

Alison Blahna

Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement Manager


T: +61 3 8344 0586

M: +61 411 571 243