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For over 140 years, we have dared to lead in medical education and research

Our education programmes emphasise equitable health outcomes and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Our graduates provide high-quality, patient-centred, evidence-based care here in Aotearoa and around the world.

And our researchers are improving health outcomes for generations of New Zealanders.

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Gain an internationally-recognised health sciences, medical laboratory science, or medical degree – or pursue post­graduate study.

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