|University and Faculty:||The University of Queensland (UQ)
Faculty of Health Sciences
|Program:||Graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)|
|University Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||St.Lucia/Herston, Queensland|
|Program Duration:||Four years|
|Semester Intake:||January each year|
|Next Intake:||January 2014|
|Indicative Annual Tuition:||$57,760 AUD (2014)|
The University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
Designed to produce doctors able to meet the challenges of the new century, the curriculum captures the enthusiasm and maturity of its graduate entrants and help them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them.Key features of the program include
OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik talks about UQ's Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery entry requirements as well as the application and acceptance processes.
Prof. David Wilkinson outlines why students should undertake their medical education at the School of Medicine at UQ.
MBBS student Jonathan Da Silva of Ontario talks about his experiences completing a first-year elective back in Canada.
OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik explains how to complete the online application to the UQ medical school - part 1.
Matt explains how to finalize your application to the UQ School of Medicine - part 2.
The UQ medical program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council.
In Canada, each province/territory is responsible for licensing physicians to practise medicine within its boundaries. Licensure to practise medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams. Each province may have different requirements. It is your responsibility to meet the necessary requirements for licensure in your province.
In June of each year, OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing workshops across Canada, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These workshops 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 submits their application and accepts their offer via OzTREKK, and commences their studies at an OzTREKK Australian university, will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK.
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Offers will be made to eligible applicants on a "rolling admissions", first-come, first-served basis.
Three components contribute to the current selection for admission:
1. Performance in a key degree within the last 10 years. The GPA will be based on the student's most recently completed key degree. A key degree is a bachelor's degree, honours degree, master's degree (coursework or research) or a PhD. Applications must meet a minimum average to be eligible. For the 2014 intake, an applicant must have a minimum average of 5.0 on UQ's scale of 7.0 (65%) to apply.
2. Performance in the North American Medical College Admission Test (MCAT or GAMSAT).
Applications must meet a minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8 on the MCAT to be eligible.
For the 2014 intake, MCAT results from January 2011 onward will be
considered. UQ will accept MCAT scores with one '7' score, as long as there's no more than one '7',
nothing less than a '7', and meets the total requirement of 24 or 24M.
No deadline has been set for the final MCAT sitting eligible for assessment; however, students must be aware that only completed applications (including MCAT results) will be assessed. By sitting the MCAT sooner, you are potentially increasing your chances of program spots being available when your application is complete. Please note, only MCAT results from sittings within the last two years prior to the year that you wish to be admitted to will be accepted.
3. Compulsory consultative meeting with the School of Medicine Program Director, in person, in Canada. Consultations will be one-on-one meetings with the Program Director to determine your suitability for the program and motivations for practising medicine. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the UQ medical program, clinicals, opportunities in Canada, licensing, internships in Australia, etc.
There is no application deadline, as admissions is rolling. Applications close once all places have been filled.For more information about the University of Queensland's School of Medicine and its MBBS curriculum, please visit UQ's School of Medicine Brochure.
For MBBS students who are also considering leadership roles in their career futures, the UQ Medical School has partnered with the UQ Business School to provide an accredited Medical Leadership Program offered exclusively to UQ MBBS students. Interested applicants may apply at the end of their first year of study of their MBBS degree. Check out UQ's Medical Leadership Program brochure for more information!
Total Number of Places in the Program: 450
Number of Places Available for International Students: 130
Application Timeline for the January 2014 intake: Please note: University of Queensland Medical School applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. OzTREKK recommends that applicants apply early to increase their chances of timely assesment.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Broghan Dean