UQ Medical School applications are open
About the UQ Medical School Program
For the 2015 intake, the University of Queensland intends to implement a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, a four-year graduate-entry program, which will replace the current four-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program.
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD) commencing 2015
Location: Brisbane or Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intake: January 2015
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: UQ Medical School applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. OzTREKK recommends that applicants apply early to increase their chances of timely assessment.
Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program
1. Performance in a key degree within the last 10 years. The GPA will be based on the student’s most recently completed key degree. A key degree is a bachelor’s degree, honours degree, master’s degree (coursework or research) or a PhD. Applications must meet a minimum average to be eligible. For the 2015 intake, an applicant must have a minimum average of 5.0 on UQ‘s scale of 7.0 (65%) to apply.
2. Performance in the North American Medical College Admission Test (MCAT or GAMSAT). Applications must meet a minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8 on the MCAT to be eligible. UQ will accept MCAT scores with one ‘7’ score, as long as there’s no more than one ‘7’, nothing less than a ‘7’, and meets the total requirement of 24 or 24M.
No deadline has been set for the final MCAT sitting eligible for assessment; however, students must be aware that only completed applications (including MCAT results) will be assessed. By sitting the MCAT sooner, you are potentially increasing your chances of program spots being available when your application is complete.
3. Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ School of Medicine program director, in person, in Canada. Consultations will be one-on-one meetings with the UQ Medical School program director to determine your suitability for the program and motivations for practicing medicine. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the UQ medical program, clinicals, opportunities in Canada, licensing, internships in Australia, etc.
Accreditation & Licensing
OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing seminars across Canada, which are exclusive to those who apply to an Australian Medical School via OzTREKK. These seminars provide you with the latest information regarding the accreditation and licensing process if you wish to return to Canada to practice, and provide you with options and the latest information if you wish to attain a medical residency in the U.S. or stay in Australia.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact OzTREKK Medical School Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at any time to assist you with your UQ Medical School application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding medical school in Australia.
Wishing you all the best with your application to UQ!