Exploring medicine at Flinders
Former OzTREKKer Tracey Davison has found her home away from home in the Flinders medicine program. She always wanted a career that would help people, and medicine seemed like a good way to achieve that goal.
Tracey also valued the diversity of medicine, given that there are a variety of areas in which to practice. Do you like a quickly changing environment? Emergency medicine could be for you! Or maybe you thrive in situations that require careful concentration and good dexterity, so surgery is a good fit.
Studying in Australia was a familiar idea for Tracey, as she already had a friend studying medicine in Queensland. When Tracey heard how positive her friend’s experience was, she thought that making the leap across the Pacific could suit her as well. A smaller university, Flinders Medical School is perfectly located inside a hospital, so the skills you learn in class are quickly applied to real-life situations.
Tracey also has plenty to do and see during her downtime. From beaches to Mount Lofty, Adelaide is a welcoming environment for international students, with Flinders International Student Services arranging many activities.
Rural placements only expand the opportunity to combine learning and adventure. “You get to study at the same time, but you also get to explore!”
About Flinders University’s Doctor of Medicine Program
The Flinders MD is designed to provide a high standard of academic, clinical and professional medical training to provide your with the skills necessary to take up positions as hospital interns and thereby qualify for medical registration in Australia and abroad.
Throughout the course there are three broad topics or themes:
1. Doctor and Patient
2. Knowledge of Health and Illness
3. Health Professions and Society
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Semester intake: February
Next intake: February 2021
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Rolling admissions. The earlier you apply, the better!