Location Camperdown Campus (Sydney), New South Wales Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates

Early May/June: Applications Due

Indigenous entry pathway

Yes, the University of Sydney has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Indigenous Facilitated Entry scheme for more information.

Course Information

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a globally recognised, four year graduate entry medical degree leading to the award of a  Doctor of Medicine (MD). The course includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.

In years 1 and 2 you will gain hands-on experience in a structured, supervised program with regular patient contact and weekly clinical school participation. In years 3 and 4 you will transfer to your clinical school full-time for further in-depth exposure to clinical practices.

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

Early May/June: Applications Due

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, the University of Sydney has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Indigenous Facilitated Entry scheme for more information. Applicants need to provide proof of Aboriginality and this must be submitted at the time of application, otherwise applications will be processed as standard applications and not via the Indigenous Facilitated Entry scheme. Eligible applicants are considered on a case by case basis.

Entry Criteria

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the GAMSAT, academic marks (minimum GPA of 4.5 of a bachelors degree) and the outcome of an interview. Please note that the selection requirements for entry to the MD in 2017 and beyond are subject to change.

Preparation Course


Length of course

4 years

Additional Information

There are three separate components to making a domestic application:

1. Submit an online QAS application to Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) ;

2. Submit an online MD application directly to the University;

3. Complete an online confirmation page in July, unless the applicants have been notified prior to July that their applications have been unsuccessful.

Eligible applicants will be invited to attend interviews. For details, please refer to the Admissions Guide at http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/md/admission/index.php

What assistance is available to me?

Koori Centre
The Koori Centre provides programs, services and facilities to encourage and support the involvement of Indigenous Australians in all aspects of tertiary education at the University of Sydney. The Centre provides tutorial assistance, access to computers, an Indigenous Research Library, study space, an orientation program at the beginning of the year and assistance in study and learning skills.


Emma Walke
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: emma.walke@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 6624 0352

Tanya Griffiths
Cadigal Student Support Officer
Cadigal Alternative Entry Program
Email: tanya.griffiths@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 8627 8619
Student Support Services
Level 5 Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006

Koori Centre
Email: koori.centre@sydney.edu.au
Phone: 1800 622 742

Sydney Medical School
Edward Ford Building A27
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Email: medicine.info@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 3132