The University of Sydney

Doctor of Medicine



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)


The University of Sydney School of Medicine aims to give you a strong foundation for your future in medicine, whether in clinical practice, research, or public health.

As a Sydney medicine graduate, you’ll be well equipped with the skills and knowledge to begin your medical career. You will be recognized for your analytic and problem-solving skills, commitment to pursue new knowledge in an ever-changing world, and compassionate understanding of human diversity in the community you serve.

The Sydney MD is a four-year graduate-entry course that integrates study of the basic biomedical sciences with clinical sciences and methods. The program comprises eight vertical themes that run through all four years of the degree:

  • Basic and clinical sciences
  • Clinical skills
  • Diagnostics and therapy
  • Research, evidence and informatics
  • Population health
  • Indigenous health ethics
  • Law and professionalism
  • Interprofessional teamwork


Clinical Placements
While practical clinical experience forms the basis for all learning in the latter two years of the Sydney Medical Program, it is accompanied by a structured teaching program. The balance between clerkship-based activities and scheduled sessions varies.

In general, formal teaching sessions reduce in number and frequency as you move through Year 3 and the main emphasis in Year 4 is on preparation for practice. This entails a full-time, extended clinical placement in a hospital medical, surgical, or general practice settings. You will work as part of the clinical multidisciplinary team under supervision, cementing and integrating the knowledge, skills and professional attributes you have developed over the course of the program.

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


“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