The University of Melbourne

Doctor of Medicine



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5 million
Student Population 54,000
Int'l Student Population 23,760
Main Campus Parkville (Melbourne)
Program Campus Parkville
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $96,160 AUD (2023 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake 2024
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places 55 (total places 340)


The University of Melbourne is home to the oldest medical school in Australia and is internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy, and practice. According to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject (Medicine), the University of Melbourne is ranked at #1 in Australia and at #18 in the world.

The 21st century requires medical graduates who can thrive in complex environments and be the leaders of change. That’s why the University of Melbourne redesigned their Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, ready for launch in 2022.

The MD redesign will allow you to build your own unique medical degree. Practical time in clinics and research options will start in the first year. The core units will be available online, allowing flexibility. And discovery subjects offer a chance to explore a wide range of topics or deep dive into a future specialty—giving you the choice to learn extra skills and even take part in a joint degree.

Recognizing prior knowledge
A key aspiration of the new Melbourne MD is to recognize prior knowledge and learning. Therefore, your choice of undergraduate studies would set you up to maximize the potential flexibility of the new MD. The Melbourne Medical School aims to recognize prior knowledge for core content. This frees you up so that you’ll have more time to explore the clinical, research and discovery tracks and create your own distinct path.


The new core curriculum is designed to train quality evidence-based doctors. It will have a modular design for progress at each student’s optimal pace, with online platforms for consistent delivery across all sites and continual assessment to reinforce knowledge.

Below is an indicative list of the various blocks that will make up the new Doctor of Medicine.

  • Applied medical sciences
  • Clinical knowledge and skills
  • Professional practice

Clinical Training: Achieving multidisciplinary clinical competence (Starts Semester 1 of Year 1)

  • Rotations across rural and clinical sites
  • Learn the art and practice of medicine from clinician-teachers
  • Peer teaching and learning
  • Graded development of clinical skills, through simulation and contribution to patient care
  • Immersive understanding of the health system as a valued member of the health care team

Research: Advanced research capability for every graduate

  • Developing clinician-scientists
  • Self-determined, defined, short or long research projects
  • Research through a combination of coursework modules, such as ethics and clinical trial design
  • Opportunities for additional qualifications
  • Any medically relevant research is possible, from wet lab to dry lab, to public health and community projects
  • Undertaken across the university, in partnering hospitals and clinics, or in affiliated medical research institutes as well as interstate or internationally

Discovery: Personalize your MD

  • Tailored, self-directed discovery to pursue specific interests and passions
  • Gain extra clinical and/or research exposure and training to prepare for future specialty training
  • Co-design an individualized program of activity
  • Local, national, global opportunities across the university, partner hospitals, affiliated medical research institutes or elsewhere

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Completed bachelor’s degree with GPA of roughly a 2.7 / 4.0. GPA (approximately 70%), using weighted grade point average, calculated by the last 3 full-time years of your degree. For students in a 4-year degree, the weighting will be calculated by final year x2, third year x2, second year x1. Your first year will not be included in this calculation.

2. Admissions test
You must have a minimum MCAT score of 492; however, based on previous intakes, students who didn’t achieve a minimum MCAT score of 505 were not eligible for an interview. As such, OzTREKK will not submit Melbourne MD applications with scores below 505. MCAT scores are valid from up to 3 years of program commencement.

3. Interview
Candidates are short-listed based on their performance in previous studies (GPA) and their results in the MCAT/GAMSAT.

Offers to the Melbourne MD will be made on the basis of a combined ranked list where the multi-mini-interview will contribute 50%, GPA will contribute 25% and MCAT (or GAMSAT) will contribute 25% to the final ranking after interview.

For more information, please read the Melbourne Admissions Guide.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2023 intake closed June 23, 2022. For information about the 2024 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK.

2023 Intake Application Timeline

Application deadline: June 23, 2022. You are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Last date to sit MCAT: June 25, 2022. If your MCAT scores will be released after the deadline, please email your MCAT confirmation.
Interviews: Week of September 12, 2022


“Melbourne’s MD program is ranked as one of the best in the world and it’s clear to see why”

University of Melbourne is a very good school and their campus is beautiful full of all the amenities that a student might need. It's also within walking distance to the core business district making it easy to get access to all the city has to offer. Melbourne's MD program is ranked as one of the best in the world and it's clear to see why. There are many methods deployed to teach the content. From lectures, to anatomy dissections to lab practicals. With only year being pre cl... Read More

Aditya M
Doctor of Medicine
The University of Melbourne, 2019

“There is fantastic clinical exposure”

The medical program itself and my interactions with other students and faculty have really increased my confidence in my abilities. Australia is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer. There is fantastic clinical exposure, an amazing cohort of students I call colleagues and friends, and a supportive faculty who are passionate about teaching and training the next generation of doctors.

Mani R M
Doctor of Medicine
The University of Melbourne, 2019

“…the best starting point for my medical career”

The supportive and friendly environment with extensive clinical and research opportunities at the University of Melbourne provided the best starting point for my medical career. Not only did I get a taste of a different healthcare culture, I also had the opportunity to practice and build on my clinical knowledge and hands-on procedural experiences.

Jessica W
Doctor of Medicine (Graduate)
The University of Melbourne, 2018