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.
An overview of the research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
Meet Our Graduate Researchers
The graduate research students in the Department of Medical Education come from a range of health professional and other backgrounds. Their topics cover medical and health professions education as well as interdisciplinary research. Meet our graduate research students.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
The Vocational Selective (VS) is a unique aspect of the Melbourne Medical School's Doctor of Medicine (MD) course. As part of the MD's capstone subject, Transition to Practice, the 4-week Vocational Selective is intended to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of medical practice of interest to them and which they might consider as a possible vocation.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program has been redesigned to enable you to build your own medical degree through our MD Discovery subjects. Our MD Discovery subjects will facilitate your exploration of a wide range of topics or take a deep dive into your future specialty.
Academy of Clinical Teachers
The role of the Academy is to promote excellence in clinical teaching and professional engagement with the University's health sector colleagues.
Student Ambassador Program
The Melbourne Medical School Student Ambassador (MMSSA) program aims to provide current medical students with the opportunity to meet and engage with alumni, senior staff, donors and external stakeholders of the Melbourne Medical School and the University.
The Med Ed Source Podcast
Welcome to the Department of Medical Education’s newest engagement platform, the Med Ed Source podcast. Your source of expertise and trends in medical and health professional education.
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Welcome to the Department of Medical Education
The University of Melbourne established the Department of Medical Education in 2015 to expand on the scholarly discipline of medical education. Our team:
- Continuously develop and improve the University’s innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) by leading academic activities across our Melbourne and rural Clinical Schools, with a central base at our iconic Parkville campus.
- Deliver an array of research-informed postgraduate and professional development programs for health professionals and clinicians in our three areas of expertise: clinical education, clinical research and clinical leadership.
- Support a growing area of research and scholarship focused on medical and health professional education.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD)
The Melbourne MD is the Melbourne Medical School’s flagship program. To ensure the program’s continued development, our core academic team oversee each subject’s content while our professional team manage delivery. Our high-quality curriculum is further guaranteed by our rigorous selection, assessment and evaluation teams. Each Clinical School have small academic and professional teams to deliver high-calibre clinical and research placements on site.
We’re located across eight Melbourne Medical School campuses based at hospitals across Melbourne.
We also enjoy strong academic links with the School’s clinical departments, including General Practice, Medicine and Radiology, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Psychiatry.
Graduate and Custom Programs
We deliver high quality research-informed postgraduate and professional development programs, facilitated by leaders in health professional education and research. Created for clinicians from any discipline and embedded within the clinical context, we offer a range of courses in our areas of expertise covering Clinical Education, Clinical Research and Clinical Leadership.
Research and Scholarship
The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation for excellence in research. We’re committed to fostering some of the best researchers in the world. That’s why the Department of Medical Education offers coveted research positions at both Doctorate and Masters levels.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.