Medical school in Australia at the University of Sydney

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Global leaders in medical science

  • #2 in Australia and #26 in the world 2024 QS Subject Rankings in medicine
  • #1 in Australia and #6 in the world 2024 QS Subject Rankings in anatomy
  • Top 20 university globally QS World University Rankings 2024
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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.

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, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Education and Innovation.

Our themes signify keys areas of importance to the Australian community, our international communities, and reflect our partnership with stakeholders such as research institutes, Local Health District partners, granting bodies, government organisations, and philanthropists.  Our research has a clear focus on impact at a local and global scale and we obtain $50M in funding per annum to support this.

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.

Research themes

Our people

Professor Mary Collins
Head of School

Professor Peter Thorn
Deputy Head of School

Philippa Chung 
School Manager

Dr Melissa Cameron
Director of Academic Education

Asocciate Professor Wendy Gold
Director of Academic Career Development

Professor Adam Dunn
Theme Leader - Biomedical Informatics & Digital Health

Professor Steven Wise
Theme Leader -  Chronic Disease

Professor Mark Larance
Theme Leader - Molecular Biomedicine

Professor Barry Slobedman
Theme Leader - Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Professor Lenka Munoz
Theme Leader - Cancer

Professor Kevin Keay
Theme Leader - Neuroscience

Mr Martin Brown
Theme Leader - Education Innovation

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Body Donor Program

Our donors provide the crucial material needed for the study of human anatomy. This site contains information about the Body Donor Program and answers frequently asked questions.

Head of School

Professor Mary Collins
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