About Us

Taking on Complex & Important Health Challenges

Pandemics. Ageing populations. Climate change. Increasingly complex medical treatments. Stretched healthcare and research budgets. Our willingness to address the most difficult and important challenges in health differentiates and inspires us. 

That’s why we’re recalibrating the way health is taught. With study options that embrace critical thinking, real-world clinical experience and state of the art research and teaching facilities, we’re turning Australia’s brightest minds into the leading health professionals of tomorrow. It’s just one way we’re dedicated to improving the quality of life for all.

Explore Our Degrees

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At the Forefront of Modernising Medicine 

We translate discoveries into breakthrough cures, therapies and treatment strategies through a collaborative research community. Our educators, researchers and clinicians are world-leaders in some of the most critical areas of medicine, including cancer, neuroscience, mental health, addiction, infectious disease, immunity and inflammation, and cardiac, metabolic and vascular medicine. 

Backed by strong partnerships with prestigious hospitals and healthcare institutes, we’re working together to breakthrough the frontiers of modern medicine. 


Explore Our Faculty

With world-leading research centres and institutes, eight schools in Sydney, a Rural Clinical School plus NSW country campuses, state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with some of the finest Australian healthcare organisations, we’re committed to driving innovation and education to improve patient outcomes across Australia. 

From our leading medical schools located on our Kensington Campus to our renowned clinical schools throughout the broader Sydney area, and into rural NSW, we’re delivering cutting-edge medical education to the brightest minds across Australia.

Backed by UNSW’s No.1 ranking for research impact, our dedicated medical research centres and institutes are tackling the world’s most pressing health issues through world-class research with real-world impact.  

Explore our collaborative community of affiliated medical research institutes dedicated to finding cures, breaking through medical boundaries, and developing treatments to save lives in Australia and beyond.  

Our teaching hospitals are integral to delivering a superior medical education with hands-on clinical training experience for undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students.  

Welcome from Our Dean

USNW Medicine Dean Vlado Perkovic

“As one of the world’s top medical faculties, UNSW Medicine brings together excellence in teaching and research that addresses the most significant health challenges we face in our global community. 

Our diverse backgrounds and connection to local and global communities translate into world-class degrees and programs recognised for their meaningful impact on patients around the world…”



Professor Vlado Perkovic, Dean of UNSW Medicine


A Brief Look at Our History

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Dedicated to Social Equity & Inclusion

We prioritise social equity and inclusion by delivering effective medical research and education to Indigenous and rural committees. With a Rural Clinical School and multiple campuses across NSW, exclusive entry schemes for rural and Indigenous students, and one of the largest cohorts of Indigenous students in the country, our Faculty produces some of Australia’s most-diverse and well-rounded medical practitioners. We’re also the only NSW-based essential partner of the CRC in Aboriginal Health, known also as the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.