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Deakin's School of Medicine trains work-ready graduates in medical imaging, optometry and medicine who are skilled and motivated to improve community health and wellbeing. You will benefit from problem-based learning, and be ready to deliver excellent, patient-centred care in both clinical and professional contexts.

Studying the Doctor of Medicine at Deakin will set you up for a range of careers, from general practice and geriatric medicine, through to pathology, paediatrics, and surgery. You will not only gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of medicine, you will also develop important clinical, communication and procedural skills, with an emphasis on professionalism and multidisciplinary teamwork.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

World-class practical experience

While studying our Doctor of Medicine, you will spend valuable time in one of our innovative, state-of-the-art clinical schools. Your extensive placement experience will give you diverse skills and perspectives as you learn in a range of medical environments, from hospitals to general practices.

Deakin has hundreds of established partnerships within the health industry across government departments, hospitals and private businesses. Our industry and teaching partners provide guidance throughout your placements and share their expert knowledge in the classroom as guest lecturers. By studying at Deakin, you will enter the medicine profession with the knowledge, skills and industry connections needed to launch your career in the health industry.

I got sent to a rural hospital for the year with another student. We got a ton of hands-on experience with patients both in the hospital and general practice clinic, and met some pretty amazing people who took us under their wing.

Alex, USA

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A top medical school

Deakin University’s School of Medicine is the Australian state of Victoria’s first rural and regional medical school, and one of Australia’s most innovative. We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university and we are proud to be one of the top 10 medical schools in Australia.*

Diverse backgrounds

Our medicine students come from a range of backgrounds, from biomedicine and nutrition, to business and sport. No matter which discipline you studied during your undergraduate degree, you can study medicine at Deakin.

Doctor of Medicine at Deakin

Set yourself up for a range of careers, from general practice and geriatric medicine through to pathology, paediatrics and surgery.

Optometry at Deakin

Study Australia's first accelerated optometry course and graduate in just 3.5 years of full-time study.

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How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

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