Flinders University

Doctor of Medicine



University Location Adelaide, South Australia
City Population 1.4 million
Student Population 26,000
Int'l Student Population 5,400
Main Campus Bedford Park
Program Campus Bedford Park
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $78,800 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 20


Flinders University is recognized as a leader in medical education and universities worldwide have adopted its medical curriculum. Flinders was the first Australian university to develop a four-year graduate-entry medical program (similar to North America) as an alternative to traditional 5- to 6-year undergraduate programs. In fact, the program has been rated five stars in medicine for student engagement, learning resources, and teaching quality.

Why study medicine at Flinders?

  • Flinders is co-located with Flinders Medical Centre at Bedford Park, providing early patient contact and the opportunity to interact with and treat real patients.
  • Graduate work-ready and prepared for your hospital internship.
  • Gain hands-on experience from your first week.
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for medical students and the only South Australian university where students can live and learn on campus.
  • Electives and placements can be undertaken almost anywhere in the world. You can put theory into practice in metropolitan Adelaide, rural South Australia, remote communities in the Northern Territory, or international locations such as China, India, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Germany, Canada, the US, and UK.

The Doctor of Medicine program delivers outstanding clinical and academic training that integrates clinical medicine with the relevant biomedical sciences, while also providing you with a broader understanding of health in a range of social contexts.

The program focuses on student-centred learning with development of the knowledge, skills and personal and professional attributes required of an exceptional doctor.


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

Topics cover areas such as interaction between doctor and patient, knowledge of health and illness, health professions and society, socially responsible health practice, clinical research foundations, and advanced studies.

Clinical Placements
Flinders Medical School is co-located within a major hospital—Flinders Medical Centre—so you will be accessing the wards from Year 1.

The Doctor of Medicine program offers a hand-on approach, blending community and hospital training that offers you exposure to the broad spectrum of health care from the primary to the tertiary level. You will be introduced to clinical practice and performance, and you will undertake practicals and clinical placements throughout the degree. In Year 4, there is an option to do two 6-week clinical placements overseas.

All students will have rural experiences throughout the course, and in Year 4, you will be offered a wide range of elective possibilities.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
GPA is calculated using weighted grade point average, calculated on the last three full-time years of your degree. For students in a 4-year degree, the weighting will be calculated by final year x3, third year x2, second year x1. Your first year will not be included in this calculation.

2. Admissions test
MCAT within the last 2 years at the time of application with minimum of 123 in each section to be considered. GAMSAT score from the current or preceding two years with minimum standard of 50 in each section.

3. Interview
Performance in an in-person interview (Toronto or Vancouver). Interviews are generally scheduled for May and August.

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admission basis. The earlier you apply the better.