Professor Jill Klein tells us of her record breaking game of women's soccer by the Dead Sea, and what it means for developing resilience and a growth mindset.Staff
View all events happening in July 2018News
Learn what led Elizabeth Molloy to her role as Professor of Work Integrated Learning at the Melbourne Medical School and how she is working to enhance the learning experiences of our students in clinical settings.News
Tuesday 4:00pm - 7:00pmResearch Symposium. Health Professions Education: Research, Scholarship and EngagementEvent
A study funded by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand identifying the benefits to health services of medical student clinical placements, conducted by a team from the Department of Medical Education.News
The art of healing: Australian Indigenous bush medicine is the current exhibition at the Medical History Museum. The exhibition is open between Monday 23 April and Saturday 29 September 2018.News
New research from the University of Melbourne examines complaints about chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths. DME’s Dr Anna Ryan says more research is needed to understand the differences in complaints rates between these professions. Dr Ryan says further investigation should explore profession-specific therapeutic techniques, patient volume, group practice, interdisciplinary integration and evidence based care.News
This newsletter provides an overview of the main DME research activities, completions and publications.News
While most students are on break in June, Doctor of Medicine (MD) students gather at the Melbourne Convention Centre for the MD Student Conference (MDSC). MDSC is an educational initiative unique to the Melbourne Medical School, and for the last seven years, the annual event has been well received by students.News
Elizabeth (Liz) Molloy has been appointed Professor in Work Integrated Learning in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School.News
The Department of Medical Education announces new series of graduate programs for health professionalsNews
This newsletter provides an overview of the main DME research activities this year and the research activities and goals for 2017.News
A forum for health professional educators, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and community members with an interest in health professional education.News
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
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
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Research involving human participants requires appropriate ethics review and approval. Necessary approval must be granted before the research study can commence.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.
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.
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Welcome to the Department of Medical Education
The Department was established in 2015 to continue the curriculum development success of the former Medical Education Unit (MEU) but with a broader focus on all aspects of Medical Education scholarship. With a central base at Parkville and academic activity at all of the Clinical Schools, we are working towards becoming a centre of excellence in the scholarly discipline of Medical Education.
While our primary focus remains on the delivery and continued improvement of the Doctor of Medicine course, our growing research agenda both draws and feeds back into this major program. We welcome research higher degree students and our postgraduate courses in clinical teaching, research and leadership provide plenty of opportunities to develop lifelong skills in these vital areas.
On behalf of the staff of the Department of Medical Education, I hope you’ll find information on our website relevant to how we can collaborate and work with you at every stage of your career.
Professor Stephen Trumble
The University of Melbourne’s Department of Medical Education undertakes a broad range of scholarly activities relating to the education of doctors. While its prime responsibility is developing and continuously improving the Melbourne Medical School’s innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, the Department also delivers a variety of other postgraduate courses and has a vibrant medical education research program.
The Department is located at eight campuses of the Melbourne Medical School:
- Melbourne Medical School (University of Melbourne)
- Austin Clinical School (Heidelberg)
- Northern Clinical School (Epping)
- Epworth Clinical School (Richmond)
- Royal Melbourne Clinical School (Parkville)
- Rural Clinical School (including Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo & Wangaratta)
- St Vincents Clinical School (Fitzroy)
- Western Clinical School (Sunshine & Footscray)
as well as having strong academic links with the School’s clinical departments such as General Practice, Medicine & Radiology, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Psychiatry.