Take a UQ medical school tour!
Did you know that you can virtually explore the UQ medical school?
University of Queensland’s Doctor of Medicine program prizes the delivery of advanced clinical training to ensure that students are highly skilled doctors upon graduation. With this emphasis on hands-on learning through the program’s two-phase structure of clinical preparation and clinical practice, you can be sure that students have access to several specialized facilities.
Mayne Medical School
Located on the Herston campus, the Mayne Medical School is a heritage-listed university building that is home to incredible city views and a rich medical history. Established in 1936, it is Queensland’s first medical school!
Situated under the building’s iconic dome is the impressive ES Meyers lecture theatre. It’s named for Errol Solomon Meyers, who initiated the first postgraduate courses for medicine, became the first licensed anatomist in Queensland, and was instrumental in the formation of the Anatomy School and the establishment of UQ’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Also located inside the building is the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History, which is home to over 7,000 pieces of medical artifacts relating to Queensland’s and Australia’s medical history. The museum is operated by volunteers and supported by UQ’s caring alumni.
Don’t forget to take your picture with the statue of Hippocrates at the front of building! It’s a rite of passage for all UQ med students.
Public Health Building
From the Mayne Medical School Building, walk through a corridor and a courtyard to access the Public Health Building.
Students completing public health programs will spend some time at St. Lucia, and some time here at the Public Health Building on Herston campus. Established in 2001, the School of Public Health is ranked #1 in the Asia-Pacific and prioritizes making a real impact on the public’s most pressing public health challenges. Here, you will have direct access to world-renowned academics who are dedicated to teaching the next generation of public health experts and access to a picturesque courtyard for socializing and studying.
Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Just a short drive or walk from the Public Health Building is the Health Sciences Building, located at the doorstep of Queensland’s oldest hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The Health Sciences Building houses the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit.
More than 700 med students doing their clinical training in the program here, and it offers exposure to a variety of clinical areas, such as surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and trauma service.
Located on level 3 of the Health Sciences Building is the student area for studying and socializing. It’s even equipped with a kitchen, dining area, pool table, and student lockers.
Located on level 6 of the Health Sciences building is the Integrated Pathology Centre. To walk through it is to walk through the history of understanding of human disease. One of the largest in human pathology collections in the world, the centre has more than 12,500 historical artifacts and pathology specimens. Here, you will have access to expertise from pathology academics and clinicians and the use of specimens for the ongoing study of health and disease.
Princess Alexandra Clinical Unit
A short hop, skip, and a jump from the Health Sciences Building is the Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital Translational Research Institute. The institute is the first of its kind in Australia and takes a leading role in international efforts to address infectious disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Within the Translational Research Institute is the Princess Alexandra Clinical Unit, which is home to over 500 first- and second-year med students. It’s here that you’ll undertake clinical teaching, pathology tutorials and case-based learning.
All Princess Alexandra southside clinical students also have access to all facilities here, including five tutorial rooms to practice your clinical skills. The student common area is complete with kitchens, lockers, and giant chess game, a café outside and Wi-Fi through the building.
Take a tour
To see these incredible facilities for yourself, take a custom medicine program virtual tour through the University of Queensland campus!
About the UQ Doctor of Medicine
You will undertake 10 core clinical placements in varied disciplines while also learning to work in and collaborate with clinical teams. Opportunities are embedded in the program for you to undertake international placements or elsewhere in Australia. These include the Observership at the end of Year 1, the Elective during Year 4, and for international students, the Rural and Remote Medicine placement that can be undertaken at a rural location in Canada.
Further opportunities are available if you are planning to practice overseas following graduation by way of pre-approved placements within UQ’s network of partners, such as Queen’s University in Canada and the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. OzTREKK students have participated in clinical placements in Canada, USA, India, Papua New Guinea, and nearly everywhere in between!
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next available Intake: January 2021
Duration: 4 years
Application deadlines: Varying rounds:
- September 4, 2020
- October 16, 2020