Facts & figures
Global leaders in medicine
- #2 in Australia 2018 QS Subject Rankings
- #18 in the world 2018 QS Subject Rankings
Facts & figures
We are the largest discipline in the Sydney Medical School and our diverse staffing expertise gives us the capacity to fulfil our mission of maintaining the highest standard of teaching and research.
We teach in the Doctor of Medicine at five of the Sydney Medical School's clinical schools:
We teach in 12 specialties in the Doctor of Medicine (MD):
The Discipline of Medicine as a whole plays a major role in curriculum delivery, curriculum review and assessment of the MD program at the University of Sydney. Each major clinical specialty is represented by a section coordinator who appoints staff in each clinical site to assist in this role.
The MD program is a four-year, graduate entry course and is designed to enable students to learn in a way that resembles the practice of medicine. Problem-based learning and early clinical experience both ensure that the context and relevance of the program are clear.
Members of the discipline also substantially contribute to other specific areas of teaching, namely undergraduate science students and postgraduate research students, as well as the preparation for internship course at the conclusion of the MD program.
Learn more about the Doctor of Medicine at the Sydney Medical School.
Acquire the knowledge and skills required for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Adult Medicine Basic Training examinations, and pursue areas of future practice.
The bridge between the laboratory and the clinic is a strength of our discipline. Our research portfolio spans clinical research, clinical trials, biomedical engineering and health economics.
Our methodology includes laboratory-based techniques with a focus on molecular and cell biology, large organ physiology, epidemiology and psychosocial approaches.
We have links with these University research centres and institutes:
The Heads of Medicine are supported by David Baxter, Executive Assistant:
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