|University and Faculty:||The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
|Program:||Doctor of Medicine (MD)|
|University Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Parkville, downtown Melbourne|
|Program Duration:||4 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Available Intake:||February 2014
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$67,520 AUD (2014)|
OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik talks about Melbourne Medical School's Doctor of Medicine entry requirements as well as the application and acceptance processes.
Renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice, the University of Melbourne educates more health professionals than any other university in Australia.
In previous years, the University of Melbourne Medical School offered a graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program. The final intake for the Melbourne MBBS degree was in 2009. The University of Melbourne Medical School now offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, the first of its kind in Australia and the world. The Melbourne MD is slightly different from the MD presently offered throughout North America as it has a higher designation.
The Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the University of Melbourne's reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It enables students to become outstanding medical practitioners who will excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.
The graduate attributes for the MD serve as the framework for a graduate-entry level program, building on prerequisites in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to deliver an accredited medical practitioner, ready to optimize patient outcomes in any health setting. The teaching style will assume this prior discipline knowledge as well as generic skills and maturity to ensure these learning outcomes.
The MD is four years full-time, including one year of bioscience foundation learning, six months of full-time research and two and a half years of clinical training in university-affiliated hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries. A yearly student conference will be a distinguishing feature of the Melbourne MD and provide opportunities for broader disciplinary and inter-disciplinary learning. The teaching, student conference and assessment program is about 40 weeks per year.
The Melbourne Medical School is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, the national accreditation and standards body in Australia. Graduates of the Melbourne Medical School are eligible for professional registration with all medical boards in Australia and New Zealand, which enables them to enter supervised medical practice as interns anywhere in Australia, and prepares them to progress to any medical specialty via a residency program.
In Canada, each province/territory is responsible for licensing physicians to practice medicine within its boundaries. Licensure to practice medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, known as a residency, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams. Each province may have different requirements.
The Melbourne Medical School is listed on the FAIMER - International Medical Education Directory (IMED). All medical schools listed on the IMED are recognised by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC), for the purpose of sitting the national qualifying examinations, and the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS), for the purpose of being eligible to apply for a residency in Canada.
In June of each year, OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing Seminars across Canada, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These seminars provide the latest information regarding the accreditation and medical licensing process in Canada, as well as outline options for internships in Australia and other destinations.
To apply to Melbourne Medical School's Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, eligible Canadian applicants must have
*Understanding PrerequisitesSome courses at the University of Melbourne have prerequisite subjects that must be completed in order to be eligible to apply for the course. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) requires prerequisite subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology taught at the second-year level, or equivalent. For all three courses, the prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to commencing.
The Univeristy of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is responsible for assessing prospective students' courses to see if they meet application eligibility. If your subjects (human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry) have not been previously assessed, OzTREKK strongly recommends having your subjects assessed well in advance of applying. The assessment process may be lengthy, so try to have your subjects assessed as soon as possible before applying. To see if your courses meet the prerequisites, please go to the University of Melbourne's prerequisites page. You may check the courses you have taken to date by clicking on the "International" link under the heading "Have you already assessed my subjects?"
Prospective applicants for the MD program at Melbourne Medical School must submit documentation through the University of Melbourne's webform for assessment by early May of the year in which they wish to apply in order to be considered for admission for the following year. Applicants who submit complete documentation by this deadline will be advised of the subject equivalent before the closing date for applications. Note: Submissions received after this date will be processed but applicants will not receive advice about the outcome of the request until after the closing date for applications. If the student's courses meet the prerequisites, course outlines do not need to be submitted with his/her application. If a prospective student's human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry courses are not listed and he/she did not submit course information to the faculty for assessment, course outlines must be submitted with the application.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK.
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Total Number of Places in the Program: 330
Number of Places Available for International Students: 30
Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake: June 23, 2013. Applications for the February 2014 intake are closed. Applications for the 2015 intake are expected to open in early 2014.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Broghan Dean