Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

64

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston, Teaching Hospitals, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree, and GAMSAT. Entry is competitive based on GAMSAT scores and GPA.

2. Provisional Entry: OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English, and UMAT. Provisional entry is only available to students completing Year 12 in the year of application. Previous UMAT cut-offs.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 10440

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Please refer to the GEMSAS website www.gemsas.edu.au for application dates.

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Admissions Officer, The University of Queensland

Email: admissionsenquiries@admin.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2203

Web: http://www.som.uq.edu.au/

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

64

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston, Teaching Hospitals, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree, and GAMSAT. Entry is competitive based on GAMSAT scores and GPA.

2. Provisional Entry: OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English, and UMAT. Provisional entry is only available to students completing Year 12 in the year of application. Previous UMAT cut-offs.

CRICOS Code: 080921G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 65824

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Applications to UQ International to open from April each year and waitlisted once full. For a full list of educational representatives: www.uq.edu.au/international

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.som.uq.edu.au/

Why study the Doctor of Medicine?

The MD is a postgraduate medical program designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings.

Years 1 and 2 combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context, focused around a series of patient-centred cases, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research training are embedded to develop advanced clinical skills and medical knowledge required for evidence-based clinical practice.

In Years 3 and 4 clinical placements are organised around 10 core medical disciplines delivered across 11 clinical schools (hospitals) in Queensland, Brunei and United States.

Students may also enhance learning with research higher degree and executive leadership opportunities.

Note: Applicants should review the Recommended entry pathways.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Placement courses

Clinical Placements are an integral component of the MD program. Students complete an elective placement at the end of Year 1. In Phase 2 students undertake ten clinical rotations within clinical schools (including a Rural Clinical School). Students wishing to undertake a clinical placement in an international location may be permitted to do so under certain conditions.

There are a number of requirements that students must meet prior to commencing clinical placement:

  • A current Blue Card (Working with Children Check)
  • A current First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
  • Evidence of immunisation

Further information can be obtained from the School of Medicine.

Students are liable for any additional costs associated with attending clinical placements.

Extra curricular activities

Inherent Requirements: This program has inherent requirements that must be met prior to undertaking placements.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree, and GAMSAT. Entry is competitive based on GAMSAT scores and GPA.

2. Provisional Entry: OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English, and UMAT. Provisional entry is only available to students completing Year 12 in the year of application. Previous UMAT cut-offs.

Additional application information

Direct Entry for Graduates: Applications must be lodged through GEMSAS. The key degree must have been completed within the ten year period preceding the proposed commencement date. A score of 50 in each of the 3 sections of the GAMSAT is the minimum requirement for further consideration. View previous years' GAMSAT cut-offs. International students may undertake MCAT as an alternative to GAMSAT.

Provisional Entry for School Leavers: Applicants apply via QTAC and sit the UMAT while in their final year of secondary school. Provisional entry medicine students must complete their first degree at UQ within the minimum time specified with a program GPA of 5.00 in order to progress to the MD.

Provisional entry students should view the Recommended entry pathways.

This program has inherent requirements which must be met prior to undertaking placement.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Please refer to the GEMSAS website www.gemsas.edu.au for application dates.

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree, and GAMSAT. Entry is competitive based on GAMSAT scores and GPA.

2. Provisional Entry: OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English, and UMAT. Provisional entry is only available to students completing Year 12 in the year of application. Previous UMAT cut-offs.

Additional application requirements

Direct Entry for Graduates: International applicants apply via UQ International, or through an Educational Representative. The key degree must have been completed within the ten year period preceding the proposed commencement date. Applicants must also achieve a minimum score in the GAMSAT (50 in each of the 3 sections) or MCAT (TBA, the test is being revised for 2016).

Provisional Entry for School Leavers: International applicants completing Year 12 in Australia may apply through QTAC. All other applicants must apply via UQ International, or through an Educational Representative. A score of 50+ in each of the 3 sections of the UMAT; or 60+ in each section of ISAT is required. Provisional entry medicine students must complete their first degree at UQ within the minimum time specified with a program GPA of 5.00 in order to progress to the MD.

Additional information is located on The School of Medicine website. English language proficiency: For IELTS, an overall band score of 7 AND a minimum score of 7 in each sub-band of writing, reading, speaking and listening is required. Note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

This program has inherent requirements that must be met prior to undertaking placement.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 080921G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Applications to UQ International to open from April each year and waitlisted once full. For a full list of educational representatives: www.uq.edu.au/international

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 10440

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 65824

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Doctor of Medicine

Careers

Medical practitioners may work in private practice; public health; academia/teaching; research; aid organisations; the defence forces; and/or a combination of these areas. Some of the specialties/fields available to graduates are:

  • Academic medicine
  • Accident and emergency
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • General practice
  • Intensive care
  • Medical administration
  • Medicine (general medicine, cardiology, etc)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Occupational medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology/histopathology/microbiology/haematology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Sexual health
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery (general surgery, neurosurgery, etc)

To find out more about where a career in Medicine can take you, view our Careers in Health guides.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Medical Board of Queensland

Accreditation body

  • Medical Board Of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Doctor of Medicine

To complete the Doctor of Medicine, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

#64 units are required.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Medicine.

Program Rules for the Doctor of Medicine