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Professor Steve Trumble
Head of Department: Professor Steve Trumble

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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.
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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.

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Custom and graduate programs

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.

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Medical Education research

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.

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