Sydney Medical School Dean talks about the MD program

22 April 2014

Teaching and learning objectives of the Doctor of Medicine

The Sydney MD aims to produce medical graduates who are committed to rational, compassionate health care and medical research of the highest quality.

University of Sydney Medical School
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The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program encourages enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them to become graduates responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and communities and committed to improving the health care system at all levels.
The success of the program will be measured by the extent to which University of Sydney graduates maintain lifelong, self-directed learning and the pursuit of evidence-based medical practice, and the extent to which they initiate, lead and support advances in clinical medicine, research, education and community service.
Features of the award program include

  • an integrated learning curriculum including a research methodology component;
  • problem-based learning with online support;
  • clinical experience at leading hospitals from the second week;
  • a research or capstone project;
  • research opportunities at world-leading institutions;
  • encouragement to undertake international electives; and
  • in-depth exposure to rural clinical practice.

The program is organised into four main curriculum themes which describe the important professional characteristics students will acquire by the completion of the program.
The four themes are

  • basic and clinical sciences;
  • patient and doctor;
  • population medicine; and
  • personal and professional development.

The themes provide the framework for the goals of the program, the curriculum and assessment. The learning within the four themes necessarily overlaps and their program objectives should therefore be read as a single collective.
Check out this video where the Sydney Medical School Dean Professor Bruce Robinson speaks about the new MD program implemented at the University of Sydney!

University of Sydney Doctor of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years

Sydney Medical School Application Timeline

Application deadline for the 2015 intake: July 7, 2014 (10 a.m. Sydney time)*
Last test date of MCAT for 2015 entry: May 31, 2014
Interview invitations: July 16 – 19, 2014
Interviews held: July 28 – August 1, 2014 & August 4 – 5, 2014
Offers will begin to be sent: August 11, 2014
Late round interview invitations: September 29 – October 2, 2014
Late round interviews held: October 13 – 15, 2014
Late round offers: October 20, 2014

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