Location Sydney,
Entry level
Duration 4 years
Important dates

May – GAMSAT results available
May – GEMSAS Online Applications Due
September – Offers for interview released
September/October – Interviews held at the Sydney campus
November – Offers released

Indigenous entry pathway

Indigenous Entry: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to contact directly the Notre Dame Sydney Admissions Office or LIME Reference Group member to be eligible for special consideration via the alternative entry scheme.

General Entry: All applicants (including CSP, BMP and Full-Fee paying) must complete the online GEMSAS Application inclusive of the embedded Notre Dame Portfolio. A Notre Dame Portfolio template and guide will be available on the Notre Dame website at www.nd.edu.au/SydMD and applicants are strongly encouraged to consider this template and guide when completing the Notre Dame Portfolio.

Course Information

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) course at the School of Medicine, Sydney is a 4 year postgraduate program, open to students from a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

The first two years of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) are based at the Darlinghurst site. The course is comprised of problem-based learning tutorials, clinical and communication skills sessions, clinical attachments and clinical debriefing tutorials, as well as lectures and opportunities for self-directed learning. Third and fourth year full-time clinical attachments take place in a variety of hospital and community settings. Students have the opportunity to train in clinical schools in New South Wales or Victoria, in both rural or metropolitan centres.

Entry Level: Graduate

Graduate entry courses are Bachelor or Masters level courses that you can’t enter straight from school. You can only study them if you already have a degree. At Notre Dame Sydney School of Medicine, this degree can be in any field. 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:

May – GAMSAT results available
May – GEMSAS Online Applications Due
September – Offers for interview released
September/October – Interviews held at the Sydney campus
November – Offers released

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Indigenous Entry: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to contact directly the Notre Dame Sydney Admissions Office or LIME Reference Group member to be eligible for special consideration via the alternative entry scheme.

General Entry: All applicants (including CSP, BMP and Full-Fee paying) must complete the online GEMSAS Application inclusive of the embedded Notre Dame Portfolio. A Notre Dame Portfolio template and guide will be available on the Notre Dame website and applicants are strongly encouraged to consider this template and guide when completing the Notre Dame Portfolio.

Entry Criteria:

Applicants are ranked by combining the standardised scores calculated from a combination of the GPA, GAMSAT and Notre Dame Portfolio with the applicant’s interview score.

Preparation Course:

No.

Length of course:

4 years

Additional information:

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff member from the School of Medicine will be involved in the interview process.

Assistance

Financial Assistance:

Centrelink – ABSTUDY

Contacts

Miriam Cavanagh
LIME Reference Group Member/Lecturer
Email: miriam.cavanagh@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 8204 4491

Associate Professor Frankie Merritt
Head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Email: frankie.merritt@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 8204 4456

School of Medicine – Sydney
160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
PO Box 944
Broadway, NSW 2007 Australia
Email: sydney.medicine@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 8204 4450