Location Crawley (Perth), Western Australia Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates

October: Applications need to be submitted by the end of October although late applications may be considered under special circumstances.

Indigenous entry pathway

Yes, the University of Western Australia has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Indigenous Pathway link for more information. Applicants are to apply directly through the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH).

Course Information

The MD is a four year fulltime professional degree course with embedded research with both generalised and specialised clinical training. Innovative teaching methods will be used including blended learning; this will be in the form of lectures, tutorials and practicals at UWA. The use of these resources will help integrate and consolidate theoretical learning into clinical practice.

The Curriculum will be fully integrated, both vertically and horizontally. It will be made up of thematic groups emphasising the following areas; scientific foundations of medical practice; foundations of clinical skills, clinical reasoning and decision making; foundations of the role of the medical profession in population health, public policy, health reform and medical politics and personal and professional development of a doctor and the interactions within a multicultural and multiracial society.

Entry Level: Graduate

Graduate entry courses are bachelor degree or Masters level courses that you can’t enter straight from school. You can only study them if you already have a degree. For medicine in Australia, and depending on the university, this degree can be either be in any field or must be a specific bachelors degree. Graduate entry medical degrees are shorter than undergraduate medical courses. The reason they’re shorter is that the university can assume that you’ve already developed the ability to learn effectively at university level and that you have an understanding of the basic sciences.

Important Dates Details

October: Applications need to be submitted by the end of October although late applications may be considered under special circumstances.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, the University of Western Australia has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Indigenous Pathway link for more information. Applicants are to apply directly through the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH).

If you are a school leaver, or do not have a university degree, you can apply to study medicine after first completing a 3 year university degree in any area.

If you do not have a university degree, are mature aged, and have some other relevant qualification, (such as the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care), and experience working in a health-related field, you may be eligible to enrol in the Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences, an intensive 12 month preparatory course. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for entry into medicine the following year.

Entry Criteria

Doctor of Medicine

All applicants must completed an application form, provide proof of identify as an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander (for Indigenous entry), a personal Resume (including referees, qualifications, and experience), an official University Academic Transcripts for degree studies and attend an interview

Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences

Applicants must have an Australian Qualifications Framework award at level 4 or above, for example such as Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, be mature age (20 years or older on 1 March in the year of enrolment) and have a relevant background or work-experience in a health science setting or related field.

Preparation Course

Yes – there is an Aboriginal Orientation Course, and the Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences, an intensive 12 month preparatory course. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for entry into medicine the following year.

Length of course

4 years

Additional information

* There are no prerequisite subjects; however completion of Physics to year 12 level, Chemistry to first year university level (including completion of year 12 level chemistry) and Biology or Human Biology at first year university level will help applicants in the MD course.

What assistance is available to me?

School of Indigenous Studies

The School of Indigenous Studies aim is to achieve excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They have extensive experience in offering high quality preparatory courses for Aboriginal and Islander people. The School offers services such as: Indigenous Tuition Assistance Scheme (ITAS), financial assistance, accommodation and academic support.

Financial Assistance

Contacts

Dr Paula Edgill
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: paula.edgill@uwa.edu.au
Phone:+61 8 6488 7459

School of Indigenous Studies 
Email: sis@uwa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 6488 2467 / 1800 819 292

Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley Perth WA 6009 Australia
Email: camdh@uwa.edu.au or tim.fetherstonhaugh@uwa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 6488 2038 / +61 8 6488 6891

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M501)
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley Perth WA 6009 Australia
Email: meddentadmissions@uwa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 6488 4646