Medicine

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Founded on exceptional purpose-built facilities and far-reaching industry links, a medical degree with Deakin can lead to a long and rewarding career. From clinical management through to optometry and surgery, the opportunities are limitless.

Become an in-demand medical professional

Set yourself up for a career advancing the health and wellbeing of the community, equipped with excellent skills in person-centred health care. Bridge the gap between theory and real-life by learning at our multimillion-dollar medical facilities designed to simulate work environments – and learn on-site with our partners in the Geelong region. From clinical management through to optometry and surgery, the opportunities are limitless.

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Bring theory to life

Bridge the gap between theory and real-life by learning at our multi-million dollar medical facilities renovated to simulate work environments – and learn on-site with our partners in the Geelong area.

Cutting-edge facilities

You'll learn in our $53 million purpose-built facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. They're set for another significant upgrade with Epworth HealthCare committing to build a 250-bed private hospital, offering you a supportive environment for supervised clinical placements.

Work in metropolitan and regional settings

There is currently a medical workforce shortage throughout Australia, particularly in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations. To help address this, all students complete part of their clinical practice in regional and rural settings, developing important clinical networks.

Great partnerships

As soon as you begin study, you'll analyse real cases. And no matter what area of medicine you go into, we'll have the right partner for you to learn on-site – from the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases to the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation

The Doctor of Medicine is accredited with the Australian Medical Council (AMC). Graduates who successfully complete pre-registration training will qualify as Registered Medical Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia's only specialist course

Australia's only specialist course

Because we specialise in rural health, you'll make yourself more employable, immediately. You'll learn how to address the shortfall of medical workforce in rural and regional Australia through our Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine.

Doctor of Medicine application process

COVID-19 has disrupted the studies of many students. As a result, the School of Medicine has made changes to the application process for the Doctor of Medicine to avoid any advantages or disadvantages to applicants.

Find out more about the application process

Medicine and optometry at Deakin

Learn what it's like to study medicine at Deakin, from your first classes and our facilities to some of the unique learning opportunities our courses offer.

Clinical skills practicals are my favourite part of the course as we apply real-life scenarios in the classroom that keep the course relevant.

Zara Danehsvar

Master of Optometry

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Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Join us to see for yourself why our students have voted us #1 for student satisfaction in Victoria for 12 years running#.

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The benefits of practising medicine in the country

Discover how rural communities offer exciting opportunities for medical practitioners.

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How Deakin's Indigenous Entry Stream opens up a world of opportunity

The Indigenous Entry Stream offers places to study the Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry, Bachelor of Medical Imaging or Doctor of Medicine.

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The rise of the paramedicine practitioner

Are you an experienced paramedic keen to take your career in medicine to the next level? It’s time to become an advanced clinical practitioner.

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Footnotes

*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (GOS)
^State of Australian University Research 2018-2019: ERA National Report
#Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).
+Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of media references.