Graduate Medicine

Excellence in medical learning since 1881

The history of medicine at Ormond stretches all the way back to 1881 when medical students were among the first students to join the College. Since then, medical students have been one of the strongest groups of students at Ormond, with one in five of our alumni involved in the medical profession.

We’re building on that heritage by supporting graduate students who will make a real contribution to medicine, dentistry and health sciences in Australia and the world.

Our medical alumni and friends have also become the College’s most significant benefactors, providing Ormond with a wide range of medical scholarships, internships and fellowships. Their support is fundamental to our ability to continue to provide an environment of academic support that helps students achieve their best in their medical degrees.

Medicine at Ormond today

A critical mass of graduate medical students together in a vibrant community is central to our purpose of providing an outstanding place for medical students to live and learn. As a medical student at Ormond, you will be inspired and supported by your future colleagues and form fast friendships as you study, live, work and play together.

The Ormond medical program is overseen by our two faculty fellows who divide their time between work at the faculty and at the College. The fellows co-ordinate academic support and professional engagement opportunities. In 2011, the College welcomed a resident medical tutor who provides medical tutorials and is available for individual student consultations.

In addition to academic programs, Ormond offers a fully-sponsored internship to St Stephens Hospital in India each year, and a wide range of scholarships and financial assistance.

A collegiate education in medicine at Ormond builds on your MD experience through individual knowledge and attention. Ormond’s small-group tutorials for medicine students have supported generations of alumni to strengthen the base of their medical knowledge.

Tutorials & Consultations

The medical tutorial programs are overseen by the College’s endowed Medical Fellow. Weekly graduate medicine tutorials are offered to support, enhance and deepen university learning. They can provide opportunities for more practice of professional skills, or a forum for connecting real-world situations with theory. The medical tutorials also provide a way for ideas to percolate across the cohort groups with the MD program at the University, exposing students to a wider range of concepts and viewpoints.

Journal Club

Ormond’s MD students have formed their own Journal Club . The club meets three to four times each semester. The Journal Club is an efficient and effective way for students to stay abreast of the latest journal literature in medical science and apprise themselves of key developments which are important for current and future medical practice.

Professional Development

Our professional skills development program has been designed in recognition that strong medical knowledge is not the sole factor in a successful and effective medical career.

Management knowledge, interpersonal skills and public speaking ability are examples of capacities that can help you to make a stronger impact.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Ormond offers a number of scholarships for medical students, including:

  • The Dr Merrilyn Murnane Women’s Medical Scholarship
    A full scholarship awarded to a woman, from a rural or regional area, who is a postgraduate medical student and who has a sound academic record and potential.
    The scholarship covers the total costs of residency at Ormond for the duration of a 4-year, postgraduate medical degree course. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must have a demonstrated and significant financial need.
  • Peter Callow Memorial Scholarship Fund – up to $20,000 for students studying a medical related degree, including Biomedicine.
  • Cairns Scholarship – up to $25,000 for graduate medical students.
  • Dew Scholarship in Medicine – up to $18,000 for graduate medical students.
  • Nigel Sacks Bursary – up to $15,000 for students studying a medical related degrees

Medical students may also be eligible for other general scholarships and financial assistance offered by the College, as well as scholarships offered by the University of MelbourneFind out more about Ormond College scholarships and financial assistance.

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