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School of Medicine

Responding to you

In 1965, the School of Medicine was created in response to the needs of the community. There was a workforce shortage of doctors in Tasmania, so the School of Medicine was established to specialise in medical education.

50 years on, we continue to respond to you.

We recognise that healthcare is so much more than medicine and doctors. Our community benefits from a whole team of healthcare specialists who work together to get the best results for you. Today the School of Medicine incorporates medicine, pharmacy, psychology and paramedicine.

At the School of Medicine you can change lives by learning from the best educators, undertaking research with the best researchers, all in the latest facilities, and incorporating the most exciting innovations.

Study Programs

Passionate staff

As your teachers, mentors, colleagues and friends, we are passionate about healthcare. We strive to make a difference. We practice what we teach. Learn more about our staff and their achievements on our people page.

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Staff at Open Day giving lab demonstrations

Amazing Results

Our results speak for themselves. In 2013, 100% of our undergraduate Medicine and Pharmacy students went on to find employment or further study. In 2014, two of our paramedicine graduates were picked up by the British Ambulance Service in the UK. We've even had graduates who have entered into research at the University of Oxford. Read about our alumni and current students in our Student Success Stories.

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Our students go on to find employment in healthcare settings across Australia and the world

Global reach

We are predominately based in the $148 million Medical Science Precinct in Hobart, but our reach is much greater. Medical students could end up at one of three clinical schools across Tasmania; Paramedicine students can study in Tasmania or NSW. We have a Psychology Clinic that offer free services to the community. We teach in aged care facilities, use the latest simulation technology including a model pharmacy dispensing unit and paramedic simulation vehicle, and we send our students all around the world to develop their skills and to learn among different health settings including Singapore, Malaysia, London, Canada and Cambodia.

MBBS student, Sophie Maslen in Ghana assisting with vaccinations against rotavirus

Clinical Schools

Medical Science 1 building

Hobart Clinical School

The Hobart Clinical School is based on the campus of the Royal Hobart Hospital, and has a particular focus on MBBS students on Surgery, Medicine and Clinical Specialties rotations in year 3 of the MBBS and with year-long rotations for year 4 and 5 MBBS students. The Hobart Clinical School also comprises central health education facilities such as the Clinical (Albert G Baikie) Library.

Launceston General Hospital

Launceston Clinical School

The Launceston Clinical School (LCS) is co-located in the state-of-the-art, purpose-built Northern Area Health Service Launceston General Hospital.

The focus of the LCS is on ensuring students have every opportunity to reach their maximal potential as future doctors equipped to contribute meaningfully in their own communities and in the national and international arenas. The School receives an annual intake of approximately 100 students studying across years 4 and 5 of the medical course.

Rural Clinical School

Rural Clinical School

The Rural Clinical School provides a hub for clinical teaching and research in North West Tasmania.

Medicine has a strong partnership with the Rural Clinical School, with year 4 and 5 MBBS students able to undertake year-long rotations at this site.