Griffith University

Doctor of Medicine



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 600,000
Student Population 50,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $71,000 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake January 2022
Application Deadline August 19, 2021*
International Places 20 (total places 250)


Griffith’s School of Medicine is known for its innovation and excellence in medical research and education. The Doctor of Medicine program 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

Through problem-based learning, small-group practical and clinical skills sessions and extensive clinical placements, you will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern.

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
At Griffith, your clinical placements will start very early in your medical school journey. From Semester 1, Year 1, you will participate in clinical placements starting with “Health in the Community” placements and Hospital Based Clinical Training (HBCT).

In Year 2, you will continue with your HBCT placements and also start your General Practice (GP) placement.

In Years 3 and 4, you will be primarily based in the hospital with an emphasis on clinical skills, patient management and professional behaviour. The Griffith School of Medicine works in collaboration with the following hospital sites:

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • The Tweed Heads Hospital
  • The Wesley Hospital (Brisbane)
  • QRME Longlook Program (various rural hospital placements)

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall GPA of 5.0/7.0 (roughly equivalent to 2.7/4.0). 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 for June, August, and October each year.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline for the 2022 intake is August 19, 2021, you are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible as applications are assessed as they are received.


“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”

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. Gold Coast is also a great place to live, the weather is amazing so it does feel like you’re on holiday most of the time. I’m definitely looking ... 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