Griffith University

Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast or Nathan
Program Duration 2 + 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $35,000 AUD (2023 fees; subject to increase)**
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2024
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 16


Griffith University is set among native bushland and is located just minutes from the pristine beaches of the famous Gold Coast. Widely acknowledged for its strengths in health studies, Griffith boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the $136-million Griffith Health Centre, co-located with the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Griffith University’s School of Medicine opened in 2005 with the first students graduating 2008. Today, more than 1,200 graduates are in independent practice or in specialty training.

As a Griffith Medicine graduate, you’ll be prepared for multiple careers, including in specialist clinical practice, primary care medicine, rural medical practice, medical administration, medical research, and medical education.


The Griffith Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine is designed for high-achieving secondary school leavers and provides the opportunity for you to progress directly into the Griffith University Doctor of Medicine.

As a Griffith medicine student, you will develop communication skills and learn about the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. As a graduate, you will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning medical science: anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, genes and disease, law and ethics, microbiology, physiology, and epidemiology. You will also undertake a course in “Human Skills in Medicine” which provides you with knowledge and skills in communication and interaction with patients.

In second year, you will study these areas in greater depth and take medically focused courses in immunology, infectious disease, pharmacology, metabolism, structural biochemistry, and molecular genetics, as well as undertaking a capstone course (Integrated Medical Sciences) which integrates and applies the knowledge of basic sciences learned in your first and second years.

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University is only available to

  • current Grade 12 students; or
  • applicants who have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) no more than 3 years previously and have not since undertaken any post-secondary studies.

1. High school diploma
You must have a completed high school diploma with a minimum average of 88% (up to 3 years before applying and have not attempted any university or college studies). Required: English. Assumed knowledge: Maths B plus one of biology, chemistry, or physics.

Progression to MD
You must have achieved a 5.0+ GPA in the Bachelor of Medical Science (calculated according to Graduate Medical Admissions Centre procedures) and a minimum grade of Pass in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine.

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions. Applications are assessed as they are received—the earlier you apply the better.

** Once in the MD, students are subject to MD course fees.


“Griffith structures the learning directly towards clinical practice, right from day 1”

Griffith takes a more holistic approach to medicine and structures the learning directly towards clinical practice, right from day 1. In addition, Griffith combines ethics, stats, and law right in with the medical sciences, which helps us approach cases and patients with a broader understanding.

Doctor of Medicine
Griffith University, 2020

“Griffith has a great med program”

I have really nothing but good things to say about the program so far. Griffith has a great med program and the difference from other schools is becoming more apparent (we have the biggest/best funded cadaver/specimen lab in the country, there is a big emphasis on clinical application of knowledge like x-ray interpretation and clinical reasoning from day one). I think I made the right choice coming here. The facili... Read More

Bryce D
Doctor of Medicine
Griffith University, 2019

“It is very obvious that Griffith really cares about their students.”

Griffith is super supportive of their students. We have had 11 sessions on studying smart, making sure we know who to go to for help, the various resources and support systems on available to us. In almost every one of our intro lectures, each instructor encourages us to send feedback. From my experience in school this genuine invitation for feedback is almost unheard of. It is very obvious that Griffith really cares about their students. It's also more obvious that Griffith... Read More

Imran B
Griffith University, 2019

“…has a strong reputation for its graduates being better skilled…”

Griffith puts a huge focus on communication skills with patients, and has a strong reputation for its graduates being better skilled in that regard.

Christopher Jordan K.
Griffith University, 2018