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About the Dunedin School of Medicine


As part of the University of Otago Medical School, established in 1875, the Dunedin School of Medicine enjoys the proud legacy of New Zealand's first medical school. Centrally located in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, the School is the medical hub for the Dunedin Health campus.

Additional to its world-class research-based training at Dunedin and Southland Hospitals, the Dunedin School of Medicine also provides students with rural healthcare experience in country areas around Otago and Southland, and experience in urban community settings.

World-class medical education and research

All University of Otago medical students undertake three years' study in Dunedin, before choosing University of Otago, Wellington; University of Otago, Christchurch; or the Dunedin School of Medicine for clinical training in years four, five, and six. At any one time, the Dunedin School hosts approximately 900 EFTS medical and postgraduate students, and approximately 500 academic, research, and general staff.

Supporting the teaching programmes are the Dean's Department, and eight academic departments, each with a number of specialty sections or units.

Further information about the Dunedin School of Medicine

About Dunedin, Otago, and New Zealand

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