Our major teaching responsibility is the education of medical students throughout all six years of study. The Department of Pathology also contributes to the teaching of medical laboratory science students.
The first step towards becoming a doctor or medical laboratory scientist is to enrol in the competitive Health Sciences First Year programme.
We offer the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) qualification to medical students, and the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) qualification to medical laboratory science students.
The Student Affairs Office and Kōhatu – Centre for Hauora Māori (Māori Health) are responsible for matters relating to medical students' personal, academic, and pastoral care.
Our prizeboards celebrate the achievements of our prize-winning students, who are recognised for their academic and clinical excellence.
In addition to co-ordinating electives for our own Dunedin-based students, we facilitate electives for final-year medical students from outside of New Zealand. Placements are offered at the Dunedin and Southland teaching hospitals.