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Welcome to Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand

Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc (Medical Deans) is the peak body representing professional entry-level medical education, training and research in Australia and New Zealand. Our members are the 23 medical schools across the two countries, whose focus is on planning for, developing and supporting the medical graduate workforce our communities need.

Medical Deans works to ensure the quality, breadth and rigour of our medical teaching and training remains among the best in the world, and advocates for and contributes to effective policies to improve medical education and support research to improve the health of all people in Australia and New Zealand.

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Latest News

Creating a Culture of Support

The transition from medical school to internship is a critically important time for medical students – and also a time of high stress and anxiety levels for many. This paper considers what’s needed to better support students into internship.

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Research in the Medical Curriculum

A series of case studies reflecting the innovative approaches by medical schools to the teaching of vital research skills for all our future doctors, and creating opportunities for those wanting a clinician researcher career.

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Indigenous Health Strategy 2021-2025

Our new Strategy supports the plans of medical schools to build on progress to date, aim higher and do better to contribute to equitable health and social outcomes for Indigenous people

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Training Tomorrow’s Doctors: all pulling in the right direction – Discussion Paper

As the health needs and settings of care change for our patients, so too must the way we train our doctors. This Discussion Paper sets out Medical Deans’ vision for a medical education and training continuum to develop an adaptable and supported workforce with the required capabilities, and in the right numbers, places, and specialties to serve the needs of our communities.

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