Medicine Program

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.

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 degree.

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.

Ormond’s long-term commitment to outstanding medical education is reflected in its distinguished alumni such as Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop; Professor Hugh Taylor AC, the Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health; Dr Leanne Grigg, Head of Cardiology at Royal Melbourne Hospital; and Dr Peter Brukner, Head of Sports Medicine & Sports Science, Liverpool FC. With 20% of our alumni in medicine and dentistry, our professional engagement program for students draws on world-leading practitioners in a supportive collegial environment.
Assoc Prof Rufus Black, Master