We are a leading academic health service with a focus on ongoing learning and development for our people. Learning is more than just education at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, it is a commitment to deliver excellence in care and research for our patients and consumers. 

We provide development opportunities for staff at all levels both clinically and non-clinically. As a leader in clinical teaching and training, we look to shape the healthcare and research leaders of the future in collaboration with our teaching and training partners.

We have strong relationships with leading academic institutions across clinical specialities for undergraduate students, staff, post-graduate students and external health professionals. Our enduring partnership with The University of Melbourne has been in place for nearly 150 years.

Relationships with other academic institutions including the Australian Catholic University, Deakin University, LaTrobe University and Victoria University, are imperative to building our future workforce through comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate training for our nursing and allied health services staff.

We recognise the importance of continued academic excellence and learning and its integration into practice. To foster this, we have eight University of Melbourne Chairs in psychiatry, radiology, medicine, surgery, adult clinical genetics, nursing, translational neuroscience and epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research. We also hold Professorial positions at Australian Catholic University for mental health nursing, and at LaTrobe University for allied health.