To place staff and students at the heart of all that we do. To teach and mentor the next generation of doctors forthe benefit of the patients we care for, their families and support persons. We will be leaders in clinical teachingthrough safe and supportive learning environments, excellence, innovation, and impactful research to fulfil ourgoal of producing exceptional graduates now and into the future.

The University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is responsible for teaching Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, to MD medical students. Currently, each year approximately 350 medical students spend 8 weeks (across 4 rotations) attached to the Department during the third year of their medical course. In addition, there are graduate research students pursuing full-time or part-time research through the Department. These include Honours, Master of Biomedical Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy students. In Quarter 3 of 2021, there were approximately 30 graduate research students enrolled in the Department undertaking their PhD, including 5 under examination.

The Vision of the Department is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for academic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, and its Mission is to provide high quality academic services across a broad range of clinical, educational and research activities within its associated teaching hospitals, and especially at its major centres, the Royal Women's Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women.

Other associated teaching hospitals are the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at the Sunshine Hospital,  the Northern Hospital in Epping, the St Vincent’s and the Epworth Clinical Schools (and private hospitals) and the Ballarat Hospital and Goulburn Valley Hospital (Shepparton), both of which are linked to the Department of Rural Health.

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.