Location Parkville, Victoria Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates

April: International applications (direct to University of Melbourne or via an Education Agent) and Domestic applications (via GEMSAS) open in late April.

Indigenous entry pathway

Alternative entry is available via Graduate Access Melbourne for Indigenous Australians.

Course Information

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) provides a fresh approach to medical training. As the first Australian professional entry masters level program, the Melbourne MD creates a new benchmark in 21st century medical education. The Doctor of Medicine is a four-year full-time course available to both local and international students.

The course comprises a total of 400 credit points. Each year students participate in an interdisciplinary conference during the mid-year break, worth 6.25 credit points per year. The course commences at the start of each calendar year. There is no mid-year intake.

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 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. For Melbourne University, the MD degree builds on prerequisite knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry acquired through undergraduate study. It delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of a high quality medical internship.

Important Dates Details:

April: International applications (direct to University of Melbourne or via an Education Agent) and Domestic applications (via GEMSAS) open in late April.

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Alternative entry is available via Graduate Access Melbourne for Indigenous Australians.

Entry Criteria:

The final selection into the course is based on your performance in the GAMSAT, academic marks (weighted) and the outcome of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

Application to the Doctor of Medicine requires completion of pre-requisite undergraduate subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology taught at the second-year level or equivalent. Entry pathways at the University of Melbourne often include completion of either the undergraduate Bachelor of BiomedicineBachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Science (Extended) – a specific pathway for Indigenous students embarking on a career that requires a strong background in science.

Preparation Course:

No

Length of course

4 years

Additional Information

* The Doctor of Medicine require prerequisite subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology taught at the second-year level, or equivalent.

* The Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) component will be an 8 station Multiple Mini Interview. Each station takes 5 minutes and has a single interviewer. The MMI aims to assess non-academic qualities including cultural sensitivity, maturity, collaboration, reliability and communication skills. The stations could include practical tasks, answering questions, commenting on short films, and explaining your thinking.

* Download the flyer Grad Prof pathways Unimelb

Contacts

TBC
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: TBC
Phone: TBC

Josef Tye
Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Indigenous Student Outreach Officer
Murrup Barak
128 Old Physics Building
Phone: +61 3 8344 9617
Email: josef.tye@unimelb.edu.au

Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Group
Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Email: onemda-info@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 0813

Melbourne Medical School
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 5890