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Professor Stephen Trumble
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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

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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.

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