ANU Medical School

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.

See our list of potential student projects to apply for PhB, Honours, PhD and other graduate degrees.


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Analysis and opinion

Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic

The “superbug problem” will not be solved by more prudent antibiotic use alone.


Awards fit for a queen go to ANU Health and Medicine experts

Three professors from the ANU Medical School, and a JCSMR graduate, have all been recognised in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Student profile

“We demand change”: Indigenous leader Izayah Davis on his path to becoming a doctor

Health science student Izayah Davis was recently interviewed by Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt. Here is an edited version of Izayah’s replies.

Dr Arnagretta Hunter.


Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates

Heat-related deaths have been “substantially underreported” on Australia’s national records.

Karlee Johnston

Student profile

“Look for opportunity”: advice on doing your PhD during a pandemic

“Just continue to do something, anything, as long as you are moving forward, no matter how slow that movement is.”