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CDU Menzies School of Medicine

Our strategic vision for the future

The creation of a locally led medical program that draws upon the knowledge and experience of committed Northern Territorian experts and institutions is an exciting development.

It provides an opportunity for a timely and significant step-change in the delivery of medical education in the Territory to one that is locally designed, responsive and dedicated to meeting the complex health needs of the NT.

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A locally led, governed, designed and delivered medical program for the NT

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  • Aiding clinical practice through medical education

    Aiding clinical practice through medical education

    A residential workshop for senior doctors and nurses engaged in aeromedical retrieval to enhance their clinical practice through medical education is happening this week.

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  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) in the Northern Territory and Western Sydney University in New South Wales have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the establishment of a CDU Menzies School of Medicine, and growth of the Northern Territory’s medical workforce.

    Western Sydney University, CDU and Menzies partner to establish the Northern Territory’s own medical school

    Charles Darwin University (CDU), Western Sydney University and Menzies School of Health Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the establishment of the CDU Menzies School of Medicine, and growth of the Northern Territory’s medical workforce.

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  • Midwifery student in Alice Springs

    First rural and remote health symposium to be hosted in Alice Springs

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) will host the first NT rural and remote health symposium in Alice Springs, Better Health Futures: Building a rural and remote health workforce in the Territory.

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Our Dean

Professor Dianne Stephens has been appointed as the Dean of the School of Medicine.

Professor Stephens moved from Melbourne to Darwin in 1998 and commenced work as the Director of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their first Intensive Care Specialist. She developed the RDH ICU into a tertiary level ICU recognised as a highly effective training and research unit by the ICU community.

For her leadership role in the ICU management of the 20 critically ill Bali bombing victims in 2002, Professor Stephens received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Professor Dianne Stephens

She joined the RAAF Specialist Reserves in 2004 and deployed for three months to Iraq in 2005, where she worked as Clinical Director of ICU in the only US tertiary hospital facility in Balad.

Professor Stephens has been involved in the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) from its inception following the first Bali bombings. She has been an Instructor and Course Director on courses run by the NCCTRC and been involved in the NCCTRC response to local, national and international disasters.

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