Study medicine in Australia

Doctor of Medicine at Deakin University, Australia

As a Deakin medicine student, you will learn in our multi-million dollar medical facilities that simulate real work environments. You will also spend two years of your degree in a clinical school, ensuring you graduate work-ready.

Deakin's School of Medicine trains work-ready graduates who are skilled and motivated to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve. Our curriculum is designed around problem-based learning, and delivering excellence across clinical and professional domains in patient-centred care.

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.

During your course, you will spend valuable time in one of our four 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. By studying at Deakin, you will enter the medicine profession with the knowledge, skills, and empathy required to succeed.


We are are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university and we are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide*
*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world**
**QS World University Rankings

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A top medical school

One of the top 10 medical schools in Australia***
***2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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.

Real-world experience

Our focus on practical and applied learning in the Doctor of Medicine gives you the chance to gain valuable industry experience through a range of placements, including a pre-internship hospital rotation at the end of your degree.

Real-world experience is a great opportunity to transfer your knowledge and skills to a practical setting, and gives you the confidence you need to graduate career-ready. Clinical placements allow you to apply your skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, and Deakin’s problem-based learning approach will give you a competitive edge in the workforce when you graduate.

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. The unique skills and knowledge you gained will contribute to the breadth of experience of our medicine students.

Medicine degrees

Find out more about studying medicine at Deakin or select a degree from the table below.

Undergraduate medicine degrees

Postgraduate medicine degrees

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Doctor of Medicine PostgraduateHow to apply

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

Medicine course guide

Do you want to experience the hands-on training and engaging theory needed to enter the medical profession with confidence? Learn more about our Doctor of Medicine by downloading our Medicine course guide (PDF, 1.3MB).

Industry partnerships

Deakin has hundreds of established partnerships within the health industry across government departments, hospitals and private businesses. This includes our 4 clinical schools across the State of Victoria, as well as our Rural Community Clinical School.

Our industry and teaching partners provide guidance throughout your placements and share their expert knowledge in the classroom as guest lecturers. This integral part of your Deakin experience will ensure you graduate with the skills and industry connections needed to launch your career in the health industry.


Deakin's Doctor of Medicine is accredited with the Australian Medical Council. Graduates who satisfactorily complete pre-registration training will qualify as registered medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.

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.

Deakin in your country

We have staff all over the world who can help you decide if Deakin is right for you. They can also help you complete and lodge your application. Meet up in person, or get in touch over the phone or email.

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