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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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

Sophie at her graduation ceremony.

News • 20 Oct 2022

Giving back to rural health

As a farming family, we experienced financial hardship during years of drought. My scholarship allowed me to direct my full attention to my studies, enabling me to receive first class honours in my final year.”

The Maitland Cancer Appeal Committee members Fay Murray, Lesley Flannery and Ingrid Heyman are pictured above. Through their op shop and home laundry linen service, the Committee are raising funds to support breakthroughs in cancer research.

News • 20 Oct 2022

Generous gifts to celebrate 40 years of good

To mark 40 years since they began in 1982, the Maitland Cancer Appeal Committee set their minds on another remarkable milestone – raising an incredible $400,000 for cancer research at the University.

News • 12 Sep 2022

Researchers discover potential new melanoma treatment, giving hope to patients

HMRI and University of Newcastle researchers have discovered that treating patients who have late-stage treatment resistant melanoma with a combination of two existing drugs significantly increases their survival times.

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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.