School of Medicine

Our Medicine graduates have exceptional levels of clinical proficiency, compassion, humility, and a strong commitment to lifelong learning. Notre Dame’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) is available to applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree. The School of Medicine’s mission is to provide excellence in medical education, research and scholarship with the aim of graduating doctors uniquely trained to serve in areas of unmet need, specifically in vast remote and rural areas.

  • Small group teaching and problem-based learning, combined with rich clinical experiences.
  • Access to the state-of-the-art facilities including simulation wards, consulting rooms and clinical laboratories.
  • Learn innovative clinical skills from top practising clinicians.
  • Research focus provides a firm basis for continued engagement in scholarly research aimed at advancing the body of medical knowledge.
  • A substantial Aboriginal health curriculum across the degree prepares graduates to contribute meaningfully to reducing the health disparities experienced by Aboriginal peoples.

The School of Medicine supports every student to become a skilled, caring and ethical doctor through a program that focusses on bioethics, rural medicine, palliative care and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. In Years 1 and 2, the curriculum is delivered through problem-based learning in small groups led by experienced clinicians, followed by clinical placements in Years 3 and 4. The School is based at the Darlinghurst campus, one of the most prestigious medical and research precincts in Australia, with seven clinical schools in Sydney, Melbourne and rural NSW.


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No.1 university in NSW & WA*

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching *2020 Student Experience Survey, Medicine postgraduate coursework category –

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02 8204 4450

School of Medicine Main Office
160 Oxford St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Mailing address
PO Box 944 Broadway NSW 2007

Rural Clinical Schools

“The teaching environment at Notre Dame is unlike any other university. The emphasis on wellbeing and personal development is unique, and fundamental to us as growing medical students.”

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