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.

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.

For a list of potential student projects to apply for PhB, Honours, PhD and other graduate degrees, please refer to the student projects page.

Stories

News

Migraine sufferers needlessly enduring agonising pain

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are needlessly enduring days of agony because they don’t know how to prevent migraines, researchers have found.

News

Cholesterol levels increase in post-menopausal women

Women who have gone through menopause may need to keep an eye on their cholesterol levels, according to new research.

News

Dr Meru Sheel Wins 40 Under 40 Award

Dr Sheel received the nomination for her research and work as a mentor of women and young professionals pursuing leadership roles in STEMM careers.

Academic profile

3MT finalist’s research is personal

PhD student Ibidolapo Adekoya's research interest hit home when her brother was struck down by malaria.

Academic profile

Vanquishing prejudice takes practice

Jessica Halem’s job at Harvard Medical School is to alleviate suffering. But she’s not a doctor.

News

$10 million bequest to tackle rare autoimmune disease

Treatment for a rare and currently incurable autoimmune disease has been given a major boost thanks to a $10 million bequest made to ANU.

Research story

Could you survive a trip to Mars?

At a recent public lecture, Dr Emma Tucker posed a question to the audience: who would like to travel to space?

Analysis and opinion

Gender imbalance in surgery: we must focus on the future

Why has gender discrimination proved difficult to overcome in surgery?

Research story

Lactation after loss: overcoming a taboo for grieving mothers

An ANU team is researching how to help a woman after the death of a baby.

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