Australian medical school rankings 2016

13 April 2016

There are medical schools here in Canada. So why do so many Canadians consider studying at an Australian medical school?

Australian medical schools in Australia
Study medicine in Australia!

Because Australia and Canada share

  • a similar medical system;
  • a similar medical education; and
  • similar medical issues.

Australian medical schools offer high-quality education and clinical training in an amazing setting! Studying medicine in Australia is a great experience and really helps students appreciate the worldwide aspect of health, since many clinical placements are offered around the globe.
Another great reason to study in Australia is because of their incredible world rankings. The QS World University Rankings has recently released its 2016 rankings by subject, and here are the basics regarding how our Australian medical schools stacked up:

World Medical School Rankings 2016

Australian Medical Schools
Canadian Medical Schools
13th University of Toronto
27th McGill University
28th University of British Columbia
33rd McMaster University
(4 OzTREKK Australian medical schools in top 50)
(4 Canadian medical schools in top 50)
QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2016

Undergraduate- versus Graduate-entry Medical Programs

Undergraduate Entry: Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter directly from high school. 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.
JCU Medical School offers an undergraduate-entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in north Queensland, Australia.
Monash University Medical School’s undergraduate-entry program provides a great pathway for students who are looking to gain entry into medical school directly from high school.
Graduate Entry: 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.
The 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:


For more information about studying at an Australian medical school, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at