The ANU Medical School is dedicated to producing doctors equipped to meet tomorrow’s national and global health challenges.

Our world-class program offers students a personal, supportive environment to develop the skills necessary to deliver quality, effective, compassionate care.

Our partnerships with ACT Health and Calvary Health Care, together with our Indigenous, GP and community partners and rural healthcare programs ensure our students graduate well-prepared to improve health outcomes for the people they will serve, as well as upholding the standing of ANU as a leading contributor to national health policy and medical research.

Research areas include aged care, cancer, cardiovascular and renal disease, critical care and emergency medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, infection and immunity, liver disease and gastroenterology, medical education, men women and children’s health, neurosciences and vision, orthopaedic, primary health care, psychiatry and trauma.

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Field sites & facilities

Explore some of the numerous of research sites and facilities established by our research schools in Australia and across the world. Researchers and students at ANU enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment to help facilitate ground-breaking research.

Research projects

Browse research topics of the College of Science and the College of Health & Medicine with links to relevant researchers.

See our list of potential student projects to apply for PhB, Honours, PhD and other graduate degrees.

Stories

Analysis and opinion

Hot and bothered: heat affects all of us, but older people face the highest health risks

Heat is the natural hazard associated with the highest mortality in Australia. When heatwaves occur, the death toll routinely reaches into the hundreds.

Student blog

Travel journal: learning on country

Students taking part in a new ANU Research School of Biology program have enjoyed an eye-opening experience in the Top End.

Analysis and opinion

Your first point of contact and your partner in recovery: the GP's role in mental health care

GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year, putting us in a unique position in the health system to work with people with mental health concerns.

Analysis and opinion

How a rethink of emergency care is closing the gap, one person at a time

Emergency departments can be structured in innovative ways to make a much bigger difference.

News

Pill testing trial backed by independent review

A “trailblazing” trial run in the ACT, making pill testing available to festival goers, has been endorsed by an independent evaluation report.

Aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City

Academic profile

Building a healthier future for Asia and the Pacific

Health outcomes in Asia and the Pacific have improved dramatically in the past 50 years, but Dr Patrick Osewe warns that now is not the time for complacency.

News

Calls to curb infant formula’s carbon footprint

Urgent action is needed to protect breastfeeding and reduce formula’s carbon footprint – especially for “unnecessary” toddler milks, according to ANU expert.

Student profile

A Rhodes Scholar on her path to change the World, one protein at a time

Soon-to-be Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduate, Emily Rowland, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

News

Former health minister joins ANU

Former ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris will help health leaders develop high-level skills to keep Australians well as part of a new role at the ANU.

Dr Stewart Sutherland sitting outside.

News

Stolen generations ‘wrongly’ treated for PTSD

Researchers say mental health practitioners are wrongly diagnosing Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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