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Medical school in Australia at the University of Sydney

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Global leaders in medical science

  • #19 in the world 2021 QS Subject Rankings in medicine
  • #28 in the world 2021 QS Subject Rankings in anatomy
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The University of Sydney School of Medical Sciences

Leaders in medical science education and research

A group of multidisciplinary themes that reflect the strength, diversity, and depth of our research and teaching.

Sydney School of Medical Sciences

The School of Medical Sciences (SOMS) encompasses seven multidisciplinary research themes that reflect the strength, diversity, and depth of our research. These include Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health, Chronic Diseases, Molecular Biomedicine, Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Musculoskeletal Science, Neuroscience, and Education and Innovation.

Our themes signify areas of importance to our Indigenous communities and broader society, nationally and internationally, and reflect our partnership with stakeholders such as research institutes, local health district partners, granting bodies, government organisations, philanthropists and importantly students.

The School of Medical Sciences delivers teaching into a variety of programs, including Science, Medical Science, and several professional degrees like the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Engineering. In 2021, we launched our first integrated school-wide Honours Program.

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Our people

Professor Sarah Young
Head of School

Professor Peter Thorn
Deputy Head of School

Martin King
School Manager

Associate Professor Suzanne Ollerenshaw
Director of Academic Education

Professor Robert Vandenberg
Director of Academic Career Development

Associate Professor Adam Dunn
Director of Biomedical Informatics & Digital Health

Professor Peter Thorn
Director of Chronic Disease

Professor Rachel Codd
Director of Molecular Biomedicine

Professor Jamie Triccas
Director of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Associate Profesor Peter Knight
Director of Musculoskeletal Science

Associate Professor Kevin Keay
Director of Neuroscience

Professor Philip Poronnik
Director of Education Innovation

Head of School

Professor Sarah Young
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