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Each year, Medical Deans’ surveys final year students enrolled in our medical schools, asking about their background, medical school experience, and any early preferences for their future career.

The Reports examine trends across the most recent 5 years, and are a valuable and unique source of data for those involved in medical education and health workforce policy.


A similar project is conducted in Aotearoa New Zealand by the Universities of Auckland and Otago, with similar questions and with the support of the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

The Aotearoa New Zealand MSOD reports can be found here.

These Reports are prepared by Medical Deans with the support of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).  

We acknowledge and appreciate the funding received from the Australian Government Department of Health that helps support this work, and thank the many thousands of medical students who have taken the time over the last decade to provide us with their feedback.