Our medical program is one of the most highly regarded degrees of its kind in Australia and is taught by experts who are passionate about a host of medical specialties. During your studies you’ll master clinical sciences and a range of practical skills, to be prepared for the challenges and rewards of being a doctor.

The Doctor of Medicine is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities expected of leading junior doctors.

The program is structured in two phases: Clinical Preparation and Clinical Practice. Across the program, you’ll transition from studying specific cases in classes with a tutor to undertaking clinical placements in hospitals.

Clinical Preparation (years 1 and 2) combines the study of basic and clinical sciences with training in research, ethics, public health and clinical skills. You’ll also complete an apprentice-style Observership to gain insight into life as a doctor.

Clinical Practice (years 3 and 4) involves undertaking placements at a UQ clinical unit in a range of disciplines. There are eleven clinical units located in Brisbane, four across rural Queensland, and the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Programme Structure

Phase 1

Year 1, Semester 1
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI71113Clinical Science 1
MEDI71212Clinical Practice 1
MEDI71311Ethics and Professional Practice 1
MEDI71012Health, Society & Research 1
Year 1, Semester 2
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI71123Clinical Science 2
MEDI71222Clinical Practice 2
MEDI71321Ethics & Professional Practice 2
MEDI71022Health, Society & Research 2
Year 2, Semester 1
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI72113Clinical Science 3
MEDI72212Clinical Practice 3
MEDI72311Ethics and Professional Practice 3
MEDI72012Health, Society & Research 3
Year 2, Semester 2

6 units for-

Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI72123Integrated Clinical Studies
MEDI72222Clinical Practice 4
MEDI72321Ethics and Professional Practice 4

2 units from-

Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
HLTH72832Creative Writing for Clinical Excellence
MEDI72802Urban LInCC
MEDI72812Foundations of Medical Research
MEDI72822Preparation for US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1
MEDI72842Introduction to Rural and Remote Medicine
MEDI72852Introduction to Digital Health
PUBH72862Qualitative Research for Medicine
PUBH72872Introduction to Environmental Health for Medicine
PUBH72882Health Promotion in Public Health for Medicine
PUBH72892Communicable Disease Management & Control for Medicine
PUBH72902Introduction to Biostatistics for Medicine
PUBH72912Global Health Policy in Practice for Medicine

Phase 2

Year 3
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
[ MEDI73164Year 3 Workplace Learning Portfolio 
[ or
[ MEDI73184Year 3 Workplace Learning Portfolio 
MEDI73174Year 3 Supplementary Workplace Learning Portfolio
Year 3 Hospital Practice
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
Year 3 Comprehensive Clinical Practice
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI73122Mental Health
MEDI73132General Practice
[ MEDI73152Rural and Remote Medicine
[ or
[ MEDI73212Medicine in Society
Year 4
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
[ MEDI74174Year 4 Workplace Learning Portfolio [1]
[ or
[ MEDI74194Year 4 Workplace Learning Portfolio [2]
MEDI74184Year 4 Supplementary Workplace Learning Portfolio
Year 4 Woman’s and Children’s Health
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI74112Obstetrics & Gynaecology
MEDI74122Paediatrics & Child Health
MEDI74132Personalised Learning Course
Year 4 Advanced Hospital Practice
Course CodeUnitsCourse Title
MEDI74142Medical Specialties
MEDI74152Critical Care
MEDI74162Surgical Specialties
Admission Requirements

Graduate Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree, GAMSAT or MCAT (international applicants) and interview. GAMSAT must be completed within 2 years prior to the year of commencement and MCAT 3 years. Applicants must achieve a min. score in the GAMSAT (50 per section) or MCAT (504). GAMSAT/MCAT will be used to rank for an invite to interview. Entry is competitive based on GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and interview score. The key degree must be completed within 10 years prior to commencement.

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, click here.

For more information on Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072

Tel: +61 7 3365 1111