Location Herston Campus (Brisbane), Queensland Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates
Indigenous entry pathway

Yes, the University of Queensland has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Graduate Alternative Pathway Entry and the Alternative Entry to Medicine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students for more information.

Course Information

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.

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

August: Final applications due via Tertiary Graduate Application Form.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, the University of Queensland has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Graduate Alternative Pathway Entry and the Alternative Entry to Medicine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students for more information.

Your application should contain a formal letter to Manager, Student Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, proof of identify as an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, a personal Resume (including referees, qualifications, evidence of achievements and experience), an official University Academic Transcripts for degree studies and a brief statement outlining reasons for wanting to study medicine. All applications are reviewed by the School of Medicine Indigenous Medical Student Selection Committee and suitable applicants will be invited for an interview.

Entry Criteria

All applicants must have completed a university degree.

An interview by the Selection Committee Panel will assess: consistency in employment and academic pursuits; employment experience; academic abilities; personal interests; self-discipline; family support mechanisms and supporting documents from referees.

Preparation Course

No

Length of Course

4 years

Additional Information

* All applicants must have completed a minimum of a three-year bachelor university degree
* A minimum grade point average of 5 on a 7-point scale in a key degree (bachelor, honours, masters or PhD) completed in the last 10 years
* A minimum score of 50 in each section of GAMSAT completed in the last two years

What assistance is available to me?

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit 
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) Unit has a major responsibility for facilitating and encouraging the access, participation and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Queensland. To this end, there are staff in the Unit who assist students with academic matters such as choosing subjects, accessing literature, computer and other resources. Staff also assist with personal matters that impact upon student’s studies. It is a primary objective of Unit staff to encourage students to develop successful and independent learning habits.

In Learning, the ATSIS Unit facilitates a case management approach to student retention, progression and graduation. Staff in the ATSIS Unit work with the UQ community to provide a range of professional services and academic support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students from pre-enrolment through to graduation, including:

  • assistance with admission to the University, including information on the range of tertiary programs available, tertiary preparation programs and alternative entry pathways.
  • orientation programs for new students to assist with the transition to University life and study.
  • advice and support for students experiencing personal and academic difficulties.
  • advice on scholarships, prizes, and student support payments.
  • assistance in career development and planning, including information on securing cadetships, work experience and graduate opportunities.
  • learning support and advice, including workshops, group sessions, tutorial programs, workshops and individual consultations.

In addition, the ATSIS Unit hosts a number of events and activities throughout the academic year to introduce potential students to the University experience and assist current students with University life and study.

The ATSIS Unit has offices on the St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses and remote assistance is provided to students at other UQ campuses or locations.

Information about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit may be accessed on the ATSIS Unit’s web site.

Financial Assistance

Shane Drahm
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: s.drahm@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 (7) 3365 7251

Jason Curtis 
Manager, Student Services – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
Email: j.curtis2@uq.edu.auatsis@uq.edu.au or ATSIStudy@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3365 6699

The School of Medicine
The University of Queensland
Mayne Medical School
288 Herston Road
Herston Brisbane, QLD, 4006 Australia
Email: enquiries@som.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 4780