Internationally recognised innovation and excellence

Students at the School of Medicine and Public Health learn from the world’s brightest minds, make global connections and gain the experience needed to follow in the footsteps of our thousands of successful graduates.

Our researchers, students and allied clinicians work across health and medical disciplines to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses by translating research findings made in the laboratory into real health treatments and preventative strategies.

The School also works closely with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital-based research.

Enhancing community health

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12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at ‘well above standard’
Ranked 132 ? in the world - Medicine
Over 100 ? Indigenous doctors have graduated

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Our globally recognised, regionally based, medical program has graduated doctors with a dedication to excellence in all aspects of patient care for more than four decades.

Partners in excellence

Our globally recognised medical program has graduated doctors with a dedication to excellence in all aspects of patient care since our foundation in 1978.

This sustained level of excellence is in no small way due to our clinical and community partners– be they placement providers, conjoint appointments or members of the Academy of Clinical Educators (ACE).

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Joint Medical Program

Joint Medical Program

Our Joint Medical Program can help you launch a rewarding and
successful medical career – right here in Australia or across the globe.

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Research

Our high impact research addresses global health challenges.

We translate discoveries into therapeutic advances that add real value by seamlessly integrating the bench-to-bedside-to-community spectrum.

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Latest news

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News • 26 Apr 2021

Brawn fellows leading the world in health research

One man’s desire to honour his wife continues to change the lives of millions of people across Australia and the world.

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News • 19 Apr 2021

Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.

COVID-19 and surgery

News • 25 Mar 2021

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.

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Upcoming events

Funding Roadmap

Event • 3 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Funding Roadmap

Find out first-hand what opportunities are available to bring your new product, process or service through the phases of “explore – experiment – accelerate – scale” right here in the Hunter.

Jennifer Holland

Event • 5 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Jennifer Holland (Throat Scope)

Join us at Startup Stories for an engaging session with one of Australia’s brightest medtech CEO’s and local Newcastle entrepreneur as she shares her insight into building a world-class company and scaling it across the globe.

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Event • 11 May 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Using SCOPUS & SciVal

Join this session to use and understand all things SCOPUS & SciVal.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.