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About Otago Medical School’s Dunedin Campus

He kōrero mō mātou – Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti


As part of the University of Otago Medical School, established in 1875, the Dunedin Campus 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 Campus 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 the Christchurch, Dunedin, or Wellington campuses for clinical training in years four, five, and six.

At any one time, the Dunedin Campus hosts approximately 900 EFTS medical and postgraduate students, and approximately 500 academic, research, and professional staff.

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

Further information about Otago Medical School’s Dunedin Campus

About Dunedin, Otago, and New Zealand

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