Sydney Medical School

As one of the Asia Pacific region's most highly rated education and research institutions, Sydney Medical School offers unparalleled opportunities to study medicine in Australia.
Our graduates play leading roles in health fields around the world and our research investigates diseases which affect millions of lives, including cancer, obesity, chronic disease and ageing, neurosciences and mental health, infectious diseases, and reproductive, maternal and child health.

Latest news & events.

MD Admissions Guide 2016 Available


The Admissions Guide for the 2016 MD program is now available. Follow the link to read about the admissions process for 2016.

Professor Edward Holmes named fellow of the Australian Academy of Science - predicting the next pandemic

prof eddie holmes

Sydney Medical School researcher Professor Edward Holmes has been named a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, recognizing his work mapping the evolution of viruses. This will hopefully help us understand how to predict and prevent the next pandemic. For more info follow the link.

NHMRC funds research for better targeting for cancer treatment

professor paul keall

The National Health and Medical Research Council has funded clinical trials of a medical device that delivers better targeted radiotherapy for people with lung, breast and abdominal cancers. the device can help deliver more effective radiotherapy to cancer patients at lower doses with better targeting. To read more please follow the link.

Motor Neuron Disease - researchers identify new group of gene suspects

ALS brain image

Researchers have identified a new host of gene variants that could make people vulnerable to sporadic motor neuron disease, according to a report published in the journal Scientific Reports. Until recently it was thought genetics played a limited role in the disease, also known as ALS, however new research may indicate otherwise. To read more and for a link to the article, follow the link.

Alzheimer's disease linked to heart's effect on the brain


An alternative explanation argues that aged-related dementia has an earlier origin in the heart and vascular system, not the brain.

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