Medicine and surgery



Set yourself up for a range of careers, from general practice and geriatric medicine through to pathology, pediatrics and surgery. Unlike most other universities, a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) at Deakin University has an emphasis on rural and regional medicine and aims to satisfy the critical shortage of doctors in regional areas – making graduates very employable.

Deakin medicine graduates have a reputation for being mature, capable doctors who are work-ready. Practitioners teach the units so students have their finger on the pulse.

Colin Bell

Professor of Public Health

Real-world partnerships

You’ll get hands-on experience attending the clinical sites with whom we partner within the southwest Victorian region, like University Hospital Geelong, South West Healthcare and Ballarat Hospital.

Medicine and surgery courses

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Research with us

Are you curious about the future of medicine? Perhaps you’ll be part of it. Deakin’s School of Medicine has established a reputation for research excellence, backed by success with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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Who we work with

We've established a wealth of partnerships that will help your work integrated learning as well as your career beyond university. Our strategic research centres and partners include:

  • Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine
  • CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory
  • Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • The Kardinia Health GP Superclinic
  • Metabolic Research Unit (MRU)
  • The Molecular and Medical Research Strategic Research Centre (MMR)
  • Psychiatric Health and Epi-Centre for Healthy Ageing Strategic Research Centre
  • National Centre for Farmer Health
  • The Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre
  • University Hospital Geelong.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped to work as an intern at regional, metropolitan and overseas hospitals. A career can lead anywhere, including:

  • Academia
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency medicine
  • General practice 
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Hospital and government medical administration
  • Pathology
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Medical research
  • Occupational and rehabilitation medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Public health medicine
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

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