Doctors in Secondary Schools

Project Details

The Doctors in Secondary Schools Program initiative is a world-first systematic pilot of primary care delivery within a school setting. The Victorian Government Department of Education deliver the program in 100 disadvantaged secondary schools around Victoria, with GPs and nurses providing preventive health care and early interventions with young people who would otherwise have limited access to health care. Training in youth-friendly care and ongoing support are provided as part of the Program.

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  • Professor Lena Sanci, Head of Department
  • Dr Bianca Forrester, Lecturer in Adolescent Health and Primary Care
  • Dr Ann-Maree Duncan, Research Administrative Support Officer
  • Ms Jessie Lu-Lee - Program Coordinator, Doctors in Secondary Schools


    • Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
    • Centre of Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH), Rural Clinical School, University of Melbourne
    • Centre for Youth Mental Health (Orygen)
    • Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital
    • Headspace
    • Family Planning Victoria
    • Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)
    • Foundation House


The Doctors in Secondary School program is supported by the Victorian Government

Research Group

Children and Young People’s Health

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

General Practice and Primary Care

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