Clinical schools

The School of Medicine has several rural and regional training locations. The school's major presence is based at Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. This site provides facilities for the first two years' instruction for all students, as well as the school's administration and research groups.

Get real-world experience

Clinical experience is a crucial part of Deakin's Doctor of Medicine. In addition to our facilities at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, additional teaching sites have been established across Victoria to train students during the third and fourth years of their medical degree. 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, providing well-rounded clinical experiences for each student.

Our Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS) also offers students the option of parallel consulting during their third year, via placements in smaller rural and regional towns.

Ballarat Clinical School

Ballarat Clinical School is located within Ballarat Health Services – Victoria's second largest regional health service. Learn across acute, sub-acute and community settings working closely with healthcare professionals and the local community to expand your network and clinical learning experiences.

Learn more about Ballarat Clinical School

Eastern Health Clinical School

Eastern Health is located in many locations across Melbourne and is Victoria’s second largest health service. Our Medical Student Program is unique to Eastern Health Clinical School and allows you to be guided by a senior doctor academic during your clinical year.

Learn more about Eastern Health Clinical School

Geelong Clinical School

Located in the heart of Geelong, Geelong Clinical School works with Victoria's largest regional healthcare provider, Barwon Health, to deliver a full spectrum of care across the Geelong region. Train alongside consultants, registrars and junior doctors and immerse yourself in the academic and social opportunities offered at Deakin's largest clinical school.

Learn more about Geelong Clinical School

Rural Community Clinical School

Spend 12 months during your third year learning alongside rural generalists and specialists in regional Victoria at our Rural Community Clinical School. Using an innovative educational model, follow patients over time through a range of healthcare settings at one of our nine locations across Victoria and boost your preparedness for fourth year placement.

Learn more about Rural Community Clinical School

Warrnambool Rural Clinical School

Get a more personalised clinical experience at Warrnambool Rural Clinical School, part of South West Healthcare. With small tutorial group sizes and a smaller student-to-patient ratio, the school immerses you in a clinical environment paired with a formal teaching program.

Learn more about Warrnambool Rural Clinical School

Interested in studying a Doctor of Medicine?

Find out everything you need to know about the course and start the journey towards a career you love today.

Find out more