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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 24 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

Universities Australia Accord

The increase in medical school places recommended in the landmark Australian Universities Accord is a critical investment that will help address regional workforce shortages and improve access to primary care

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Medical Deans Release GP Workforce Position Paper

Growing the General Practice medical workforce is key to meeting the healthcare needs of our communities. In this paper we recommend reforms that would support more medical graduates and junior doctors choosing and progressing careers as GP specialists.

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Consensus Statement on Postvention Planning

The Medical Deans’ Student and Staff Committee has developed a Postvention Consensus Statement to support our member schools in planning a proactive and appropriate response in case of a traumatic event such as the death or attempted suicide of a student or staff member.

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