Griffith medical school student talks about clinical placements

10 November 2015

The graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith Medical School is an AQF level 9, extended Masters program and is studied over four years full time. The program focuses on four major themes:

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  1. Doctor and Patient
  2. Knowledge of Health and Illness
  3. Doctor and Health in the Community
  4. Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

Through a combination of problem-based learning, small-group practical and clinical skills sessions, plus extensive clinical placements and considerable online support, Griffith MD students will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern. Graduates will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.

Clinical Placements

From Semester 1, Year 1, students participate in clinical placements starting with “Health in the Community” placements and Hospital Based Clinical Training (HBCT).
In Year 2, students continue with their HBCT placements and also start General Practice (GP) placement.
In Years 3 and 4, students are primarily based in the hospital with an emphasis on clinical skills, patient management and professional behaviour.
The Griffith School of Medicine works in collaboration with the following hospital sites:

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • The Tweed Heads Hospital
  • The Wesley Hospital (Brisbane)
  • QRME Longlook Program (various rural hospital placements)

Lachlan Thompson is interning at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Watch his video to hear about his clinical experience as a Griffith Medical School student!

Griffith Medical School Doctor of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Campus Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: January each year

Would you like more information about studying at Griffith Medical School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.