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 Explained. Check out this video to learn more about Australian Medical Schools.
Australian Medical Schools offer graduate-entry medical programs which are typically four years in length, and allow students to enter a medical program once they have completed an initial 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 the University of Melbourne, 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 in various locations around Canada each year.
Undergraduate Entry: Some Australian medical schools allow you to enter into a medical program directly from high school. These undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter directly from high school.
Graduate-entry Medical ProgramsThe following Australian medical schools offer a medical program at a graduate-entry level, which are similar to those medical programs offered in Canada and the United States:
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.
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.
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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