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 Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is now available.

Sleep Disorder Expert Named new ResMed Chair

prof peter cistulli

Sleep disorder expert Professor Peter Cistulli has been appointed the ResMed Chair in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. Professor Cistulli will lead the University's research, clinical, and educational activities in advancing the field of sleep-disordered breathing and its impact on chronic disease management.

prof eddie holmes

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

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.

professor paul keall

NHMRC funds research for better targeting for cancer treatment

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.

ALS brain image

Motor Neuron Disease - researchers identify new group of gene suspects

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.


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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