Location Adelaide, South Australia Australia
Entry level Undergraduate
Duration 6 years
Important dates

None.

Indigenous entry pathway

Yes, the University of Adelaide has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme link for more information.

Course Information

The MBBS Program at the University of Adelaide provides students with state of the art education and training to enable them, as graduates, to practise medicine in the 21st Century. The three major ‘streams’ of the course are the core elements of medical practice: the Scientific Basis of Medicine, Clinical Skills and Medical Professional and Personal Development.

These three streams form the basis of an integrated case-based program in Years 1 – 3. Throughout Years 4 – 6, students will expand their knowledge, experience and skills within these three streams as they undertake placements within the teaching hospitals and in the broader medical community.

Entry Level: Undergraduate

An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students go from year 12, but you can also apply as a mature age student, or have done an enabling course or previous study at TAFE. You can also do an undergraduate course if you have already done a degree, but in a different field. In medicine, undergraduate courses are 5 or 6 years long.

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Yes, the University of Adelaide has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme link for more information. Applicants are assessed by Wirltu Yarlu in conjunction with Faculty/School staff. Students are selected on the basis of their written application; literacy & numeracy test results and results of a selection interview.

In addition, a popular entry point for those who miss out on being accepted into medicine is to study a Health Science Degree for their first year at university, and if they receive high enough marks, can apply to medicine the following year.

Entry Criteria:

Based on academic marks, your performance in the UMAT and an interview.

Preparation Course:

The University Preparatory Program (UPP) is a program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students offered at both Adelaide and Port Augusta by the University of Adelaide.

Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program: Karnkanthi (meaning ‘lifting up’ in Kaurna language) is a new pathway, education and development program at The University of Adelaide for high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12/13.

Length of course:

6 years

What assistance is available to me?:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: Wirltu Yarlu
Wirltu Yarlu is responsible for recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to the University’s foundation and degree programs, administering the Special Entry Access Scheme and providing support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff in the University, overseeing the Indigenous Employment Strategy and the delivery of the University Preparatory Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Some of these services include help with obtaining Abstudy, accommodation, providing a Centre for Learning & Teaching, careers service, organising child care, course advice, an Education Welfare Office, financial assistance, access to the library, providing learning and teaching support, obtaining scholarships and cadetships and dedicated Student Support Officers.

Accommodation:

Financial Assistance:

Dylan Coleman 
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: dylan.coleman@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 8313 6878

Yaitya Purruna: Indigenous Health Unit 
Associate Professor Terry Dunbar
Director, Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
The University of Adelaide, SA 5005 Australia
Email: terry.dunbar@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 8313 6877

Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Corner of North Tce and George Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8313 8163
 
Student Enquiries
Dominica Cesser or Renee Johnston
Indigenous Student Support Officers
Student Support Centre
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Ground Floor Helen Mayo North, Frome Road
Phone: +61 8 831337512
 
Further Enquiries

Ask Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 7335
Free call: 1800 061 459