Macquarie University

Doctor of Medicine



University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 40,200
Int'l Student Population 8,600
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde, suburb of Sydney, New South Wales
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $76,000 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline September 30, 2021*
International Places 20 (total places 60)


This is Australia’s newest medical school. The Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine is a new 4-year program embedded within an established university that has a culture of transformative learning, and within MQ Health—an academic health sciences centre that integrates patient-centred clinical care, teaching and research.

Macquarie aims to prepare their medical graduates for the predicted environments in which they will practice as future leaders in health care. A Macquarie graduate is patient- and safety-focused, culturally responsive, globally aware and equipped to work within increasingly digital health systems.

Global focus
The Macquarie MD includes extended international clinical experiences, including all-expenses-paid clinical rotations in Hyderabad, India. Macquarie University recognizes the need for future doctors to be globally engaged clinicians, and the significant benefits of these experiences: for the student, for health systems and for the health outcomes of local and global communities.


Clinical Placements
One of the unique features of the Macquarie Doctor of Medicine program is its core clinical placements, through which you will participate in clinical learning experiences in both Australia and India.

Compulsory international clinical learning experiences include 21 weeks in Year 3 and up to 16 weeks in Year 4.

Macquarie’s Australian Clinical Learning Environments
MQ Health is the first university-led integrated health campus in Australia. MQ Health brings together clinical care, teaching and research to provide an integrated approach to holistic patient treatment, discovery and continuous learning.

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) has an established reputation for providing exceptional clinical training to medical students. Within the NSLHD, you will be provided with the full range of clinical presentations, opportunities to interact with patients and healthcare teams in inpatient and outpatient settings, and exposure to a high-volume and varied case mix. You will primarily have clinical experiences at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

MindSpot Clinic is Australia’s first free online and telephone mental health clinic and is located on campus

Macquarie’s International clinical learning environments
Apollo Hospitals Group is recognized as the pioneer of private health care in India and was the country’s first corporate hospital. Founded in 1983 with a 150-bed hospital by Dr Prathap C. Reddy, it now has 9,200 beds across 64 hospitals.

The mission of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. Apollo is committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare, and has longstanding experience in the delivery of medical education and post-graduation training.

Apollo’s first Health City campus in Hyderabad offers an integrated healthcare model with 470 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient clinics, including Centres of Excellence for Heart Diseases, Cancer, Joint Diseases, Emergency, Renal Diseases, Neurosciences, Eye and Cosmetic Surgery.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Completed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with GPA of 5.0 on 7.0, roughly equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.

2. Admissions test
Must have achieved a minimum MCAT score of 500, completed within three years of intended enrolment. GAMSAT will also be accepted with minimum of 50 in each section.

3. Interview
Applicants are selected for interview based the following criteria:

  • Performance in a qualifying degree (as indicated by GPA)
  • Performance in MCAT / GAMSAT
  • Performance in the Personal Statement
  • Meeting English language requirements

Macquarie University uses the Personal Statement as a hurdle, then ranks applicants based on a selection rank derived from a 50 / 50 combination of weighted GPA and overall MCAT / GAMSAT score.

If selected, you will need to attend and perform a multiple mini interview (MMI). Interviews may be conducted via Skype or similar platform.

  • GPA 50%
  • MCAT (or GAMSAT) 50%
  • Satisfactory completion of personal statement

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions (first come, first served)—the earlier you apply the better. Final application deadline is September 30, 2021.


“The faculty know each of us as individual people and supports us as such”

MQ is a really nice campus, the MD program is a little isolated (closer to the hospital) but that's okay. It's in a part of Sydney that doesn't require you to live deep in the big city which is really nice. Being so close to the mall makes it easy to do all the life things outside of school too (ie. banking, phone plans, grocery shopping - you can do all of that on your lunch or before going home). The MQMD program is fantastic. Being so small it really feels like a little fami... Read More

Macquarie University Emma B
Doctor of Medicine
Macquarie University, 2019

“With the small class size and great team of staff around us, they give you the tools to succeed”

Love Macquarie University. The campus is beautiful and there is a strong support network available to anyone who needs it. The MD program has been great. With the small class size and great team of staff around us, they give you the tools to succeed, especially in such a stressful program.

Macquarie University Paulina A
Doctor of Medicine
Macquarie University, 2019