Biochemistry, cell biology, cardiovascular medicine and haematology expert Dr Lauren Thurgood in the laboratory

Local wellbeing. Global influence.

The School of Medicine Vision

By 2018 we aim to be the medical school of first choice in Australia’s central economic corridor, and connected via Asia to the world. We will be:

  • recognised globally for our socially accountable work with the underserved, particularly in rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • vibrantly embedded in high quality health services, utilizing advanced internet-based connectivity, across a 3,500km north-south span
  • organised into inspiring translational research and teaching teams of distinguished scholars and students actively contributing to the current and future knowledge and technology explosion, and leveraging the links from theoretical to basic science through clinical to community and population health, influencing education, then driving change in practice and policy
  • enhancing the lives of our staff and students, and building sustainable social, economic, and intellectual capital of the communities we serve.

Read More > School of Medicine Vision Statement (PDF 87KB)

Pictured above: Associate Dr Lauren Thurgood is an expert in Biochemistry and cell biology, cardiovascular medicine and haematology. She recently won the Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award, which recognises her outstanding contribution as an early career researcher to the University.

Photo of Prof Paul Worley, Dean, School of Medicine

Welcome to the Flinders University School of Medicine.

Ours is a place where students and staff thrive in a culture of clinical excellence, world renowned educational programs, and inspiring research that makes a difference to the way we live.

From the peaceful rural ambiance of the Barossa, Coonawarra, Riverland, Greater Green Triangle and Fleurieu Peninsula, to the remote beauty of Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs, and centred around our main campus in southern Adelaide, our school is actively engaged with civic leaders, local communities, clinicians and health services to create a sustainable high quality health professional workforce and improve the health and wellbeing of our society.

Please join us, as we build our future together.

Professor Paul Worley
Dean, School of Medicine

inspiring achievement