Medicine

Protect and promote health and wellbeing, alleviate pain and suffering, and help people live full and active lives.

Be part of a remarkable health culture

By studying medicine at the University of Adelaide you'll become part of a rich history of world-class health education and research that stretches back over 135 years. During that time, we've educated 24 health-focused Rhodes Scholars and been associated with four health-related Nobel Laureates. This includes Howard Florey, whose contribution to penicillin's development has helped save hundreds of millions of lives all over the world. Health excellence is written in our DNA - and we'd be delighted to share it with you.

Gain an incredible depth and breadth of experience

Throughout your time with us you will have near continual opportunities to practise applying the medical knowledge and skills you're building. This includes through:

  • our Adelaide Health Simulation facility, the most technologically advanced health simulation facility in Australasia
  • multiple clinical placements in real health care settings
  • interprofessional learning with peers in our world-class nursing and allied health programs.

You'll emerge with not only the intellectual and practical capability to heal and save lives, but the real-world confidence to immediately contribute in collaborative health care settings.

Career prospects

Employment growth for the majority of medical roles range from strong to very strong.

  • Ranked top 85 globally for Life Sciences and Medicine*
  • Producing medical research ‘well above world standard'^
  • Most advanced health simulation technology in Australasia

*QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2022
^Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018
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I have met some of the best people in Adelaide and have made life-long friends. I have done so many amazing things since moving here, including once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as a day with the Royal Flying Doctors Service.