Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology

We have a strong and longstanding affiliation with the University of Melbourne

Our affiliation with the University of Melbourne strengthened in 2012 when they established the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology as a department of their Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Becoming a student in the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology

Visit the following pages for information on becoming a student in the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology: 

What is on offer at the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology

The Department brings the strengths of world-class laboratory and clinical research conducted within a public cancer hospital to the University of Melbourne. This includes: 

  • the largest cancer research group in Australia, with laboratory-based researchers and clinicians working alongside each other 

  • a strong academic program, driven by internationally renowned laboratory and clinical researchers, with a strong focus on educating future generations of cancer researchers 

  • highly sophisticated equipment and technology, enabling complex research projects through access to innovative core research technology platforms 

  • a cancer stream-based and holistic model of care where multidisciplinary experts come together to provide tailored treatment at all stages of a patient’s disease, across all common and rare cancer types. 

The co-location of research and research training capabilities with a hospital dedicated to cancer treatment enables researchers and clinicians to work side by side to make significant contributions to basic research, translational research and clinical trials for cancer. 

All students enrolled through the Department participate in the University of Melbourne Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program, in addition to our specific education program requirements. We manage and administer the Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program.

Peter Mac requires its staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide evidence.

All healthcare workers (including students and honoraries) are required to have had three doses of the COVID-19 vaccination in order to work onsite - including those who are not patient facing.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

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