Adelaide Medical School

Adelaide Medical School is the largest school in the University, providing an innovative and collaborative research and teaching environment, with major locations in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building on North Terrace, and the Royal Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth, Lyell McEwin and Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.

Our large team of talented academics and titleholders, both clinical and non-clinical, undertake world-class laboratory, clinical and population-based research, working closely with the health sector to answer important questions about diseases and their determinants and treatments, as well as to deliver health care effectively and efficiently. We have trained doctors for nearly 140 years, and in 2022, launched our Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. Students are provided with practical case-based learning, simulated and real-world clinical experience, and valuable interprofessional learning opportunities.

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Our research and teaching

Find out more about our discipline research and teaching excellence within the Adelaide Medical School.

Dean and Head of the Adelaide Medical School

Professor Danny Liew

Professor Danny Liew is the Dean and Head of the Adelaide Medical School. He is also a consultant physician in General Medicine at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

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Bachelor of Medical Studies

This is the first part of our medicine program; upon completion, you’ll gain direct entry into our Doctor of Medicine. Together, these degrees will qualify you to practise medicine anywhere in Australia and throughout most of the world.

Bachelor of Medical Studies

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The Levels of Explanation in Psychedelic Psychiatry conference, organised by the University of Adelaide’s Department of Philosophy and the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, will see the nation’s leading experts delve into the latest research, ethics and concerns surrounding the controlled use of psychedelics in mental health settings.

Caution needed over screening scores for heart patients

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Australia’s potential as a global leader for surgical AI

Australia and New Zealand could become international leaders in the safe use of artificial intelligence (AI) in surgery, but first there needs to be guidelines in place to safeguard patients, according to University of Adelaide experts.