Combining a PhD with your MD may be an excellent option if you are already on your way to a career as a clinician-researcher. Discover the Melbourne MD-PhD pathway.
Melbourne Medical School 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 School and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI)
Learn more about ACADI, a virtual collaborative centre, transforming the field of diabetes and its complications with innovations for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.View
Discover research training opportunities available to students after completion of their undergraduate course. Students can choose from a range of Honours, Masters and Doctoral courses.View
The Business Development & Innovation team supports researchers to connect with external partners to translate medical research into social, environmental and economic impact in health.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
Our short courses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.View
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.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
View further information for non-University of Melbourne medical students who wish to undertake a clinical elective with one of our hospital partners.
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 Melbourne Medical School. As a friend and supporter of this school 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
The School partners with a broad range of institutions in working towards our mission. The relationships with our partners are highly valued and are central to our success in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
The MMSSA program is designed to promote understanding of the role of public contribution among the student body and develop a culture of mutual support that endures throughout the lives of graduates.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 John Prins is Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations
Learn more about ACADI, a virtual collaborative centre, transforming the field of diabetes and its complications with innovations for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.
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.
An evolution in Mobile Learning: The Melbourne Medical School Mobile Learning Unit
The mobile learning unit provides health care professionals with the flexibility to engage and upskill anywhere and anytime. Education is portable with courses accessible across multiple platforms, including tablets and mobile phones, and structured to optimise the learning experience. Content is divided into a series of small blocks, which layer to form a tutorial, building knowledge in stages. A learning unit can be completed in a matter of minutes and users are in complete control of their learning pace. Courses can be progressed or suspended, when necessary, to balance learning with other commitments.