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Sydney Medical School
Established 1856
Type Public
Dean Professor Bruce Robinson
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Sydney

The Sydney Medical School (Faculty of Medicine) in the Anderson Stuart Building at the University of Sydney is a graduate medical school in Australia. It is the oldest medical school in the state and in the country, and is actively engaged in both teaching and research activities.


Graduate Medical Program

The school's Graduate Medical Program (GMP) is a graduate-entry degree leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Entry into the program is on the basis of undergraduate degree performance (in any discipline), GAMSAT performance, and a structured interview. Each year's cohort has approximately 274 students enrolled, of which 45 are available to international students.[1]

The program is of four years duration, and key course features include a hybrid problem-based learning model, early clinical exposure, online learning resources, and a focus on evidence-based medicine. The curriculum has been bought and adapted by a number of other universities.

Undergraduate entry (Combined Medicine degrees)

The school offers an 'undergraduate entry' medical program, in which a place is held and guaranteed in the graduate program for students after they complete a three year bachelor's degree in Science (Advanced), Medical Science, Music Studies, Commerce, Economics or Arts (Advanced) (Honours) at the University. Securing such a place is highly competitive, as only ten to thirty such places are offered. Entry is on the basis of a semi-structured interview, ATAR (or equivalent) and an audition (Music Studies-Medicine only). As of 2005, the ATAR cut-off (or equivalent) has consistently been 99.95 (except for Music Studies-Medicine), the highest cut-off of any undergraduate-entry program offered in Australia. In 2009, an alternate pathway consisting of five additional places in Science (Advanced)-Medicine and Medical Science-Medicine was introduced for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) school-leavers only.

Other coursework programs

The school offers a number of post-graduate coursework programs.

Research activity

The school has a very large research base, with its disciplines and affiliated institutes actively engaged in research in both the basic sciences and all major areas of clinical medicine.

Teaching Hospitals

Clinical schools are based at the following major teaching hospitals affiliated with the Sydney Medical School:

A number of smaller hospitals also act as teaching hospitals.

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