School of Medicine

Your future in medicine

Set yourself up for a career advancing the health and wellbeing of the community, equipped with excellent skills in person-centred health care. Deakin's School of Medicine fosters a culture of inclusiveness, respect and social accountability, with a focus on rural and Indigenous health care.

Progressive, hands-on learning

Our medical imaging, medicine and optometry degrees are specifically designed to tackle rural work shortages in Australia and abroad. Our agricultural health program is highly valued in the health sector.

Our students spend a significant portion of their degree working alongside doctors and other health professionals on clinical placements. This means as a graduate, you’ll enter your chosen profession with plenty of hands-on experience and confidence in engaging effectively with patients and clients.

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State-of-the-art medicine facilities

The medical precinct at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is situated within walking distance to Epworth HealthCare’s private hospital, enhancing your learning experience as a supportive environment for supervised clinical placements.

Deakin medicine facilities

Apply your skills in advanced, purpose-built medicine facilities. Our facilities match those found in clinical practice and will prepare you for the dynamic scenarios you’ll face as a qualified professional.

Deakin Collaborative Eye Care Clinic

The Clinic at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is a full-service optometry practice. All patients are provided ocular health care by Deakin optometry students, supervised by registered clinical optometrists.

Western Victoria Regional Training Hub

Deakin’s Western Victoria Regional Training Hub gives medical graduates, junior doctors and established medical professionals greater opportunities to live, train and work in rural and regional areas.

What it’s like studying medicine

What it’s like studying medicine

Our School of Medicine prides itself on training work-ready graduates who are able to respond to the varied needs of clinical practice. From clinical management through to optometry and surgery, Deakin is pushing the frontier of medical research forward at a world-class standard.

Meet our school staff

Professor Gary D Rogers is Head of the School of Medicine. He is a health professions educational leader, public health researcher and GP with a focus on HIV medicine. Our academics, staff and researchers are globally renowned for their knowledge and expertise. They are award winners, grant recipients, publication contributors and leaders of research groups and institutes, who are often called on to provide insight into key issues. When you study with the School of Medicine, you’ll be fully empowered by our staff to build a meaningful career tailored to your areas of interest.

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Train at our clinical schools

We’ve established clinical schools across Victoria for your third and fourth years of medical training. Each site is aligned with hospitals, health services and clinics, including Barwon Health in Geelong, Eastern Health in Melbourne and the regional centres of Ballarat and Warrnambool.

See where you could train

I hope to help rural towns receive the same level of healthcare as those in metro areas. I also hope to research how to bring about a more sustainable change in the healthcare system, especially with the health disparities that rural youth are facing.

Amrit Pal Singh

Doctor of Medicine

Interested in studying a Doctor of Medicine?

Apply to the Doctor of Medicine if you want to make a real difference to human health and wellbeing. Our program ensures that applicants from all backgrounds who meet the requirements of entry are able to gain access to study with us, with reserved places for Indigenous Australians and those living in regional and rural areas.

Damion Drapac Scholarship

Damion Drapac Scholarship

The late Deakin graduate, Dr Damion Drapac, was a passionate advocate for under-represented communities and closing the inequitable healthcare gap. To ensure his legacy lives on, and to inspire generations of impactful medical careers, Deakin is honoured to partner with the Drapac family to build a transformational program of socially accountable medical education.

Get involved in innovative research

We're always looking to welcome masters and PhD students with a passion for improving the world's health and wellbeing. We have a vibrant program of research, spanning basic, clinical and community-based health, medical research and the nexus between these. It is underpinned by excellence, with a strong emphasis on translation, external collaboration and training. We currently have research supervisors available in all aspects of health and medical research.

Find out more about our research

Our partnerships

Partnerships are integral to our school. They help keep our courses relevant and responsive, provide invaluable work placements for our students and give us the opportunity to turn research into real-world treatments and methods. We collaborate with health services, general practitioners, hospitals, training providers, councils and businesses.

Learn more about our partners

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any further questions regarding the School of Medicine.

+61 3 9251 7777

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