Faculty of Health

Why study Medicine at Deakin?

The goal of the medical program is to contribute to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of Australians by creating a cohort of new doctors who are skilled and motivated to pursue a career in medicine in rural and regional areas either as specialists or general practitioners.


1. There is a significant medical workforce shortage throughout Australia, particularly in rural and regional locations.

2. As a Deakin graduate you will be in high demand for internships in Victoria and other states.

3. You will be taught and supervised by dedicated, experienced academic staff and clinicians.

4. You will be welcomed and supported by local communities.

5. The new Deakin Medical School Pre-clinical Building includes state-of-the-art clinical skills and audiovisual equipment.

6. Delivery of the medical course is enhanced by access to online teaching and support services.

7. Each student's learning is augmented through small group teaching and innovative delivery of course materials.

8. Deakin Medical School offers a range of medical scholarships for up to four years.

9. There are opportunities to study interstate or overseas during the elective terms in fourth year.

Career opportunities
  • General practice
  • Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Anaesthetics
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Radiology
  • Medical research
  • Medical administration

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

19th July 2011