About Sydney Medical School

Welcome to Sydney Medical School.

This Handbook provides detailed information on the structure and requirements of all our coursework and research training programs. I hope that you will find it a helpful guide for your program of studies.

In addition to our flagship Doctor of Medicine and research degrees, we are excited by the development of a number of new and innovative postgraduate coursework programs, for example in critical care and internal medicine. As your chosen studies progress, we hope that you will become increasingly aware of the expertise of the School’s staff and affiliates, many of whom are international leaders in their fields.

We are proud of the recognition the School has achieved for the quality of its teaching and the impact of its research. As a medical school we are ranked in the top 20 internationally. The enthusiastic input, advice and research contributions of our students are important contributors to the performance of our School. We also seek feedback from our graduates and from their potential health service employers and supervisors. We are determined to ensure that our graduates are optimally prepared for the ever-changing demands of their careers in medicine and health, whether in healthcare delivery or as researchers or educators or, as is so often the case, by combining two or more of these key roles.

Professor Cheryl Jones
Head of School and Dean