PROF Geoff McColl

PROF Geoff McColl




  • Geoff McColl is Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Training. From 2008 until 2015 he led the development and implementation of the new Melbourne MD. He has previously held the positions of Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Clinical Dean of the Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital Clinical School. His undergraduate medical training was completed at the University of Melbourne including a BMedSc at the Repatriation General Hospital. After internship and residency at the Austin and Repatriation General Hospitals he completed advanced training in rheumatology attaining his FRACP in 1992. He completed a PhD examining antigen-specific immune responses in patients with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 1996 and a Master of Education in 2008 describing the methods used by clinician educators to improve diagnostic reasoning skills in medical students. Professor McColl is a visiting rheumatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and past president of the Australian Rheumatology Association. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medicines and a past member of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Chair of the Drug Utilisation Subcommittee. Professor McColl’s current research interests are related to the teaching and assessment of diagnostic reasoning skills in medical students.   


Member of

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Fellow 1993 -
  • Australian Rheumatology Association. Full Member 1991 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • MEd, University of Melbourne 2009
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1997
  • MB, University of Melbourne 1985
  • BS, University of Melbourne 1985
  • BMedSc, University of Melbourne 1984

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2004


Available for supervision

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