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Medicine (Doctor of Medicine)

This page was first published on 21 November 2022 and was last amended on 13 December 2022.
View details of the changes below.

Course learning outcomes

The vision, mission and values of the program are:

  • Vision: to develop compassionate, diverse and innovative lifelong learners, who work in partnership with individuals and communities to improve health through clinical care, education and research.
  • Mission: to deliver excellence in medical education and research training. We will provide opportunities for students to develop personalised pathways to develop expertise in their area of choice through the Program. Our graduates will be prepared for collaborative practice to improve the wellbeing of all communities, recognising the specific contexts impacting First Peoples’ health.
  • Values: Integrity, compassion, curiosity and inclusion

The program is committed to producing graduates who can collaborate and are work ready for modern team-based healthcare. It is expected that students will participate along with all other health care professionals in nursing, dentistry, allied health and pharmacy in one of several interprofessional learning activities. 

On graduation students will be expected to demonstrate that they are compassionate and innovative lifelong learner, who can work in partnership with individuals and communities to improve health through clinical care, education and research. 

In order to achieve this goal, the curriculum is built around eight vertical themes which describe major areas of capability.

They are:

  1. Basic and Clinical Sciences
  2. Clinical Skills
  3. Diagnostics and Therapy
  4. Research, Evidence and Informatics
  5. Population Health
  6. Indigenous Health
  7. Ethics, Law and Professionalism
  8. Interprofessional teamwork.

Academic calendar

In this course teaching and learning takes place in accordance with the University’s approved semesters and teaching blocks, and as set out in the Sydney Medical School Academic Calendar, approved by Academic Board.

Mandatory and voluntary notification requirements

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in partnership with the Medical Council of New South Wales, implements the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (known as 'the National Law'). This applies to graduates of medical schools in NSW. 

All medical students enrolled in Australian medical schools are registered with the Medical Board of Australia in accordance with processes of the AHPRA. Information about student registration can be found on the Medical Board Student Registration website.

AHPRA has developed guidelines under the National Law that provide direction to education providers, about the requirements for mandatory notifications of individual students. Students should make themselves familiar with the Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications on the Medical Board of Australia website. More information about reporting requirements can be found on the Medical Board Student Registration website.

Post-publication amendments

Date Original publication Post-publication amendment
13/12/2022 Professional accreditation text
Accreditation. The Doctor of Medicine is fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). As a consequence, our graduates are eligible for provisional registration as interns in any Australian state or territory, and in New Zealand.
Professional accreditation text removed