School of Medicine


The Deakin medical course is distinctive and innovative.

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.

We aim to educate our students to become doctors who are:

  1. Knowledgeable, experienced and committed to pursue a medical career in rural and regional Australia;
  2. Oriented towards health promotion, prevention, early intervention and chronic disease management;
  3. Committed to work with and empower all members of the community and to demonstrate a strong set of values focused on social justice and professional integrity;
  4. Evidence-based, committed to interdisciplinary and team work, and equipped to continue as life-long learners;
  5. Able to advance their careers in the medical profession through practice, research, teaching and specialisation.
students in class

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

8th March 2012