OzTREKK is the Canadian expert on medical schools in Australia. Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school for them. We understand medical school admissions requirements and application procedures, and we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate-entry streams and graduate-entry streams. Each university's medical program has different entry requirements, so it is important to get as much information as possible before applying to medical school. OzTREKK is here to support you!
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."
Undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter a medical program directly from high school. Upon the completion of a 5- or 6-year medical degree, students complete a residency in their field of choice/specialization and then become licensed doctors.
The following Australian medical schools offer medical programs that international students may enter directly from high school:
Griffith University Medical School
James Cook University Medical School
Monash University Medical School
James Cook University's MBBS program is an undergraduate-entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in north Queensland, Australia. JCU also permits students who have partially or fully completed post-secondary studies to apply to its undergraduate medical program.
Both Griffith University and Monash University offer an undergraduate pathway to their Doctor of Medicine programs via the Bachelor of Medical Science.
Designed for high-achieving secondary school graduates who have the commitment to study an intensive two-year degree, successful graduates of the Griffith University Bachelor of Medical Science will be able to progress from this program directly into Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.
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. After successfully completing the Bachelor of Medical Science, students can proceed directly into the Doctor of Medicine. Find out more about Monash University Medical School's undergraduate medical program!
If you have already completed post-secondary studies, please visit OzTREKK's graduate medicine page to learn more about Australian graduate-entry medical programs, including graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine, and Doctor of Medicine (MD).
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