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

Summer Intake – January

Indigenous entry pathway

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

The GAMSAT test is not a prerequisite for Indigenous Australians and has been replaced with an interview. 

Course Information

As the first Australian professional entry masters level program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) creates a new benchmark in 21st century medical education.

Designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are committed to professional training, this unique MD recognises both the personal and professional development of each individual.

The 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. There are three clinical school zones involved with the MD course and individual hospitals within each zone.

Entry Level: Graduate

To be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either:

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline, with studies to have been completed within 10 years of 1 January in the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Medicine, or
  • For applicants whose most recently completed undergraduate degree was completed 10 or more years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Medicine, a Graduate Diploma, Master or PhD degree or equivalent completed within 10 years before 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Medicine; and
    • Prerequisite studies in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry consisting of at least one subject at second-year level of each, with prerequisite subjects to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Medicine; and
    • The Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT) or for international students who are located overseas only, either the GAMSAT or the North American Medical Colleges Admission Test (MCAT); and
    • A Multi Mini Interview.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

 

Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions Team:

The GAMSAT Consortium offers an on-line application and matching system for applicants to Australian graduate-entry medical schools.  GEMSAS increases the number of preferences available for applicants to medical schools from three to six and provides a more equitable and transparent allocation process.  GEMSAS also manages applications for the University of Melbourne’s Dentistry and Optometry courses.

GEMSAS manages applications, calculates grade point averages (GPAs) and applies individual school selection rules to:

  • allocate an applicant to an offer of an interview at the highest preferred medical school for which he or she is both eligible and ranked within the quota (note that the University of Queensland does not conduct interviews);
  • allocate an applicant to an offer of a place at the highest preferred medical school for which he or she is both eligible and ranked within the quota.

GEMSAS Key dates.

 Graduate Access Melbourne:

If you’re applying for 2020 entry to a Melbourne graduate degree and you’re from a rural background or special circumstances, such as financial disadvantage or hardship, or a combination of factors have impacted your tertiary results you may be eligible for Graduate Access Melbourne.

Graduate Access Melbourne is our equity program for domestic graduate students. It can help you gain entry into our competitive graduate degrees even if your tertiary marks are below entry requirements.

This application will assist in ranking your application. Your circumstances will be considered when considering where you will be ranked compared to all other applicants.

Student Success Grants:

The Student Support Grant provides funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students seeking to undertake activities designed to complement your studies, or to purchase essential supplies to undertake your studies successfully.

Notifications of opening and closing dates for these grants are sent out from Murrup Barak.

Important Dates Details:

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

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

The GAMSAT test is not a prerequisite for Indigenous Australians and has been replaced with an interview. 

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.

* Download the flyer Grad Prof pathways Unimelb

*The Ngurra-Jarraddjak (Healthy) Indigenous Graduate Study Options Program occurs during the first week of the semester break July 1 – 6. The national week-long residential program will give undergraduate students exposure to different health research institutions, meet Indigenous health professionals, discover pathways into different health careers and the opportunity to meet faculty staff and alumni. The program envisages the knowledge given to the students during the week will increase future health graduate enrolments.

Contacts

Dr Ngaree Blow 
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: blow.n@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4763

Kelsey Bonds or Connor Diffey

Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Indigenous Student Outreach Officer
Old Physics Building, Parkville Campus
Name: Kelsey Bonds
Phone: +61 3 83445483
Email: kelsey.bonds@unimelb.edu.au  
or
Name: Connor Diffey
Phone: +61 8344 9617
Email: connor.diffey@unimelb.edu.au

Student Support Officer
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Name: Lauren Jenkins
Phone: +61 3 8344 0833
Email: lauren.jenkins@unimelb.edu.au

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