The University of Sydney

Doctor of Medicine

Graduate

Details

University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 65,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown campus, Sydney
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $80,000 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake January 2021
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places up to 80 (approx 325 total)

Overview

The University of Sydney Doctor of Medicine program has three primary aims for graduates: excellence in clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting.

You will spend Years 1 and 2 primarily on the main campus, but clinical training commences in your first weeks. For Years 3 and 4, you will be based full-time in your clinical school. Clinical learning occurs at multiple widely dispersed sites (hospitals and community, metropolitan, urban and rural).

The Sydney MD program comprises four broad themes that will run through the curriculum of all four years of the course:

1. Basic and Clinical Sciences
The Basic and Clinical Sciences theme includes preclinical disciplines as well as the major clinical disciplines of pathology, microbiology and pharmacology.

2. Patient and Doctor
The Patient and Doctor theme encompasses clinical knowledge and skills, clinical reasoning and clinical communication.

3. Population Medicine
The Population Medicine theme deals with population context of medical practice and prevention.

4. Personal and Professional Development
The Personal and Professional Development theme covers professionalism in accordance with the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia, the law in medicine, communication, ethics, medical humanities, and other related topics.

Program

Clinical Placements
Sydney Medical School has clinical schools throughout in an extensive network of leading NSW hospitals. These hospitals offer the most advanced health care in the state and nationwide. You will learn from doctors who are leaders in their fields. There are more than 40 clinical teaching facilities in its network, including Sydney Medical School’s rural teaching hospitals, general practices, community health centres and Aboriginal Medical Services.

From the first block of the Sydney Doctor of Medicine, you will have patient contact, which will provide you with an invaluable clinical experience in both large urban hospitals and smaller rural hospitals, offering you a balanced view of urban and rural health care and their differences.

The clinical network comprises large urban hospitals and smaller rural hospitals, offering you a balanced view of urban and rural health care and their differences.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 5.0/7.0, (roughly 2.7 out of 4.0). No prerequisite undergraduate subjects are required.

2. Admissions test
Must have achieved a minimum MCAT score of 500. Only MCAT results from January 2018 to May 2020 will be considered for the 2021 intake. GAMSAT will also be accepted.

3. Interview
Performance in a multi-mini interview (MMI), which aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses, and suitability.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2020 intake closed June 19, 2019. For information about the 2021 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK

Admissions Timeline for 2020 Intake

Interview invitations sent: July 22 – 26, 2019
Skype interviews: August 8 – 16, 2019
Offers made: Beginning August 29, 2019

1/6

“I get a lot of clinical experience.”

Right into the hospital ASAP. I get a lot of clinical experience. Additionally, there are many different learning activities so I rarely get tired of any. For example, the pathology labs, the team-based learning classes, clinical days, anatomy labs, lectures, and seminars.

University of Sydney Barry B.
The University of Sydney, 2018

“World class lecturers teaching challenging material is very cool and rewarding.”

Pros: large university with a very active campus so there is always something going on within the med program and beyond. World class lecturers teaching challenging material is very cool and rewarding. The anatomy labs and cadavers are an amazing tool to study anatomy and the staff is incredible. Cons: Organization of the lecture material sometimes seems thrown together without much thought so flow throughout a block of study can be a bit scattered.

University of Sydney Tyrel C.
The University of Sydney, 2018

“I like how hands on and practical it is…”

I like how hands on and practical it is from the first weeks of the program and the variety of learning environments offered through the program. The campus is quite large and busy, and there aren't any devoted spaces for medical students to study or congregate on the main campus outside of lectures. There is a graduate library, but it is small and fills with people in other programs near the ends of their semesters.

University of Sydney Hayden S.
The University of Sydney, 2018

“Definitely a challenging course but worthwhile.”

The Sydney medical program can be a bit disorganized, but it is very hands on and you are expected to learn things quite fast. Definitely a challenging course but worthwhile.

University of Sydney Cynthia C.
The University of Sydney, 2018

“We have a close relationship with some of the staff, especially at our clinical schools.”

The University of Sydney is a well-renowened university and the campus is very nice and walkable. The students are well-supported by staff. We have a close relationship with some of the staff, especially at our clinical schools. Despite being away from home, I always feel like someone is looking out for me.

University of Sydney Justine Moreno E.
The University of Sydney, 2018

“The clinical days are extremely useful learning opportunities.”

The University is huge, well established and with some very supportive and experienced faculty. Some aspects of the program are disorganised. Time tables change often depending on the block of study and this ends up keeping us on our toes regarding how to study each block. This is especially true when lectures get switched around in an order where more complex topics end up being covered before the intro lectures. The clinical days are extremely useful learning opportunities. O... Read More

University of Sydney Advait P.
The University of Sydney, 2018