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 8 ? in Australia for 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

Kirralee and Mark Hughes with Vice Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky at the Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research

News • 22 May 2023

Warm your Head and Heart!

Our friends at Mark Hughes Foundation have just released this year’s beanie designs! When you buy a beanie, all of the proceeds will support crucial brain cancer research and treatment.

The generously donated equipment, such as shown here with staff from the Centre, will enable students to gain skills through hands-on training and develop their confidence before entering the clinical world.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Collaboration delivers world-first for radiation oncology  

The newly opened Global Centre for Research and Training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Newcastle is elevating the standard of cancer care around the world with support from our valued partners and collaborators.

Your generous donations to fund research at the Global Centre for Gynaecological Diseases are helping to explore new treatments and raise awareness about female reproductive diseases that will translate directly to saving lives.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Allies in gynaecological research

For the team methodically researching how ovarian cancer and other female reproductive conditions develop, many generous allies are helping to make important progress against these silent killers.

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Upcoming events

Mid Year Info Session

Event • 1 Jun 2023 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mid-Year Info Session

Got questions about starting your undergraduate studies? You're invited to join our online webinar to find out more about starting your degree in July. There is over 100 mid year programs to choose from.

Health professionals research

Event • 7 Jun 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Clinical Trials: National, State and Local Landscapes

Join us for a conversation chaired by Professor Nicholas Goodwin, Director, Central Coast Research Institute.

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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.