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Educating, supporting and advocating for the medical graduate workforce our communities need

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 Deans of Australia’s 22 medical schools and the 2 New Zealand medical schools.

We work to plan for, develop and support the medical graduate workforce our communities need; we work to ensure the quality, breadth and rigour of our medical teaching and training remains among the best in the world; and we advocate for and contribute to evidence-based and effective policies to improve medical education for the health of all people in Australia and New Zealand.

Our priorities include:

  • Leadership and innovation in medical education and training
  • Future medical workforce planning
  • Growing and supporting the Indigenous medical student workforce
  • Advancing medical research
  • Addressing inequities in Indigenous health and opportunities
  • Increasing access to medical care in rural and regional areas