Distinctive features of the Sydney MD
The Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Sydney Medical School is a four-year professional postgraduate-entry course with three primary aims for graduates: excellent clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting.
Graduate students from diverse backgrounds
Students may enter the medical program after completion of any degree from a recognised university. Consequently the student community comprises individuals with a diverse range of academic and life experience.
As with all graduate-entry medical programs, students in the Sydney MD are expected to have made a mature and considered commitment to prepare for a medical career.
A four-year integrated learning curriculum
Learning in the medical program is integrated across basic medical sciences, clinical sciences and clinical and public health disciplines. Four continuous themes frame the structure of the curriculum throughout the four years. These comprise the Basic and Clinical Sciences Theme, the Patient and Doctor Theme, the Population Medicine Theme and the Personal and Professional Development Theme.
Clinical contact from the start
On accepting a place in the Sydney MD, students are allocated to one of six Clinical Schools: the Westmead Clinical School based at Westmead Hospital, the Central Clinical School at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Northern Clinical School at Royal North Shore Hospital, the Concord Clinical School at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, the Nepean Clinical School at Nepean Hospital, and the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School.
In the first week of the program, students undertake induction in their allocated clinical schools, and from the second week their learning and teaching experience involves contact with patients hospital wards and clinics. Students spend at least one day each week in their Clinical Schools throughout Years 1 and 2, and they are based entirely in clinical settings throughout Years 3 and 4.
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Main round: Monday, July 6, 2015; October round: Monday, September 14, 2015