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

Study medicine and public health

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

Conjoint Associate Professor Craig Gedye

News • 9 Jul 2021

Cancer research gets $7 million boost in NSW regions

People living with cancer and the healthcare professionals caring for them are the winners from a $7 million investment, announced by NSW Regional Health Partners on Friday.

New1000 study

News • 17 Jun 2021

Tackling health issues at their origin with NEW1000 study

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes.

Mark Hughes

News • 15 Jun 2021

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

Aimed at dramatically intensifying Australia’s brain cancer research efforts, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has today announced a $7.5 million five-year philanthropic commitment to the University of Newcastle.

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Upcoming events

NFH Water Security

Event • 15 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 16 Oct 2021 until 8:00pm

New Futures Hackathon for Water Security

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

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