OzTREKK is the Canadian expert on Australian medical schools. Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. Ninety percent of the international students studying medicine at the University of Queensland applied via OzTREKK. OzTREKK is the most trusted source of information for international students looking at studying medicine in Australia.We understand admissions requirements and application procedures to Australian medical schools, and we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate-entry streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation.
Australian Medical Schools offer graduate-entry medical programs which are four years in length, and allow students to enter a medical program once they have completed an undergraduate degree. Students who have also completed further study, such as a master's or a PhD program, are also eligible to apply to graduate-entry medical programs in Australia.
The title of the degree, "Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery" or MBBS as it is commonly known, suggests that they are two separate degrees; however, in practice, they are usually treated as one and awarded together. Professionals holding MBBS degrees are referred to by the courtesy title of "Doctor" and use the prefix "Dr." The Doctor of Medicine degree, or MD—currently offered by Griffith University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and the University of Queensland—is an graduate-entry, master's-level program.
Upon the completion of a graduate-entry medical degree, students complete a residency in their field of choice/specialization and then become licenced doctors. OzTREKK hosts information seminars about attending medical school in Australia and your options for practicing medicine following graduation. These are usually held in June across Canada each year.
Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to apply directly from high school.
Monash University's undergraduate-entry medical program provides a great pathway for students who are looking to gain entry into medical school directly from high school. Find out more about Monash University Medical School's undergraduate MBBS program!
If you have completed high school studies or would like to apply to a medical school in Australia without using your MCAT score, you may wish to learn more about undergraduate-entry medical programs offered by Australian universities. Please visit OzTREKK's Undergraduate Medicine page to learn more about undergraduate-entry medical programs.
Some Australian medical schools offer a graduate-entry medical program where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, in order to apply to a four-year medical program.
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.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Courtney Frank