General news

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the publication today of a collection of case studies – Research in Medical Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand 2021 – a window on innovation and best practice – which reflect the innovative and varied approaches to the teaching of research skills in the curriculum across the medical schools in Australia and New Zealand. 

Over the last 18 months, the devastating impacts of COVID-19 have reinforced the fundamental role that medical research plays in driving innovation and high-quality healthcare. Medical Deans’ Research Committee is leading our work with other stakeholders to advocate for more and strengthened training pathways for clinician researchers in Australia, to ensure we have sufficient numbers of medical students and doctors choosing to build a career in both research and clinical practice.  

Research in the Medical Curriculum 2021 demonstrates how our member schools are contributing to a strong medical research culture by igniting a passion for research in students and creating opportunities for those who will go on to become the clinician researchers of the future, as well as providing the vital, fundamental research skills needed by all our future doctors.  

The collection is available on our website at We encourage you to share this link with any of your colleagues who would be interested. 

Kind Regards

Distinguished Professor Annemarie Hennessy AM

Chair, Research Committee

Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand