Griffith University

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
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $75,000 AUD (2023 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake 2024
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places 20 (total places 250)


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 Doctor of Medicine is a four-year program that focuses on four major themes:

1. Doctor and Patient
2. Knowledge of Health and Illness
3. Doctor and Health in the Community
4. Doctor and Law, Ethics, and Professional Practice

As a Griffith MD student, you’ll learn and acquire skills in a variety of fit-for-purpose modalities including small group problem-based learning sessions and clinical skills workshops, lectures, practical classes, workshops, online activities, and placements in community organizations.

The integration of the four themes and multiple modalities is designed to facilitate your understanding of the basic biomedical science underpinning modern medical practice and the acquisition of clinical and reasoning skills to be able to be effective and humane clinicians.

You’ll learn to apply your knowledge in numerous clinically relevant pursuits, including the identification, appraisal and interpretation of relevant biomedical information required for understanding and management of common medical and health problems and understanding the importance of psychological, family and cultural factors in health and illness from an individual, community and population perspective.

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.

Clinical Placements
Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the MD program demonstrates Griffith’s commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

By participating in placements, you will develop

  • a greater understanding of the ways in which professionals operate within a variety of contexts;
  • the ability to transfer knowledge between theoretical concepts and practice applications;
  • the skills to effectively facilitate independent learning; and
  • an ability to plan, organize, and manage the work environment.

You’ll spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking unpaid placements at various locations. This will increase from an average of one hour per week over a maximum of 42 weeks in Years 1 and 2 to an average of 30 hours per week over a maximum of 46 weeks in Years 3 and 4.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Completed bachelor’s degree with cumulative GPA of roughly 2.7 / 4.0. (approximately 70%) based on your most recently completed degree. Griffith encourages candidates from all degree backgrounds.

2. Admissions test
Must have achieved a minimum MCAT score of 123 in each section. Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the time of application. GAMSAT with a minimum of 50 in each section will also be considered.

3. Interview
Performance in an interview via Skype, generally scheduled in August each year.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2023 intake closed July 28, 2022. For information about the 2024 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK. Please note you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

2022 Intake Timeline

Interviews: August 1, 2022 – August 19, 2022
Last day to sit MCAT: June 25, 2022


“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