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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Australian medical school rankings 2017

Why do so many Canadians consider studying at an Australian medical school?

Austrlian medical school rankings 2017

Find out how you can study medicine in Australia (Photo: Griffith University)

Because Australian and Canada share similar medical systems, similar medical education, and similar medical issues.

Medical schools in Australia offer high-quality education and clinical training in an amazing setting. Studying medicine in Australia is a great experience and really helps students appreciate the worldwide aspect of health, since many clinical placements are offered around the globe.

Another great reason to study in Australia is because of their high world rankings! The QS World University Rankings has recently released its 2017 rankings by subject, and here are the basics regarding how our Australian medical schools stacked up:

World Medical School Rankings 2017

Australian Medical Schools
Canadian Medical Schools
15th University of Sydney
11th University of Toronto
19th University of Melbourne
22nd McGill University
29th Monash University
27th University of British Columbia
42nd University of Queensland
35th McMaster University
(4 OzTREKK Australian Medical Schools in top 50)
(4 Canadian Medical Schools in top 50)
QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2017

Undergraduate- versus Graduate-entry Medical Programs

Undergraduate Entry: Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter directly from high school. If you have completed high school studies or would like to apply to a medical school in Australia without using your MCAT score, you may wish to learn more about undergraduate-entry medical programs offered by Australian universities.

Graduate Entry: Some Australian Medical Schools offer a graduate-entry medical program where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, in order to apply to a four-year medical program.

The following Australian medical schools offer a medical program at a graduate-entry level, which are similar to those medical programs offered in Canada and the United States:

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For more information about applying to Australian medical schools, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Applying to Australian medical schools: when do you need to sit the MCAT?

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Applying to Australian medical schools: when do you need to sit the MCAT?

Don’t forget to study! (Photo: Monash University)

The following graduate-entry medical programs require applicants to sit a medical admission test such as the MCAT:

Keep the score release dates in mind when you are registering, as you will need to have your MCAT score at the time of application.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline.

Test date Score release date
March 31 May 2
April 22 May 23
April 28 May 30
May 13 June 13
May 18 June 20
May 19 June 20
June 1 July 6
June 16 July 18
June 17 July 18
June 29 Aug. 1
June 30 Aug. 1
July 21 Aug. 22
July 22 Aug. 22
July 27 Aug. 29
July 28 Aug. 29
August 3 Sept. 5
August 4 Sept. 5
August 11 Sept. 12
August 18 Sept. 19
August 19 Sept. 19
August 24 Sept. 26
August 25 Sept. 26

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Register to write the MCAT.

If you are in high school, you can still apply to an Australian medical school—and you don’t need to sit the MCAT! The following Australian medical schools offer medical programs that international students may enter directly from high school:

Wondering about when you need to write the MCAT? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

University of Melbourne joins Epilepsy Centre Without Walls in $28m global research push

People with epilepsy acquired following brain trauma are the focus of a new $28 million global push for a long-awaited research breakthrough to develop treatments that for the first time could prevent or mitigate this disabling and potentially life-threatening condition. The University of Melbourne, in partnership with the Royal Melbourne Hospital, is the only Australian institution to take part in the project, funded by one of the largest grants to date awarded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research into the elusive condition.

Melbourne joins Epilepsy Centre Without Walls in $28m global research push

People with epilepsy acquired following brain trauma are the focus of a new $28 million global push (Photo: University of Melbourne)

Some 250,000 Australians suffer from epilepsy, the causes of which range from tumours to infections, genetics, hemorrhages or stroke, in addition to brain trauma.

Principal Investigator neurologist Terry O’Brien said epilepsy caused by traumatic brain injury, the major cause of epilepsy in people aged 15–24, is harder to predict and control than many other forms of epilepsy.

“Up to 20 per cent of people who’ve had a traumatic brain injury will develop epilepsy, yet researchers know very little about why, and have no way to prevent or mitigate it,” Professor O’Brien said.

“It’s the nasty sting in the tail for people who’ve got through a difficult rehabilitation, only to be hit by their first seizure just when they think they’re on the mend—anywhere from six months to two years after they were first injured.

“More than a third of these patients’ seizures can’t be controlled by drugs.”

Professor O’Brien—who is the James Stewart Chair of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital) at The University of Melbourne—said the key to Melbourne’s appeal to be invited to be part of this international research collaboration was its location in the Parkville Precinct.

“Being in the Parkville Precinct will enable clinicians and researchers from disciplines such as neuroscience, electrophysiology, imaging, bioinformatics and molecular biology to work very closely together, at the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Royal Melbourne Trauma Centre and ICU.”

The project, one of three NIH Epilepsy Centres without Walls, will be led by researchers at five institutions—the University of Melbourne, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and the University of Eastern Finland.

About Melbourne Medical School

The Melbourne Medical School is part of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. It is the oldest medical school in Australia and internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The school encompasses all major fields of medicine and rural health.

Renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice, the University of Melbourne educates more health professionals than any other university in Australia.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2017 intake, the deadline was June 23, 2016.

The Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the University of Melbourne’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It enables students to become outstanding medical practitioners who will excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Medical School!

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Want more information about Melbourne Medical School?  Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Sh!t med students say

Hey, med school OzTREKKers!

Heading to medical school in Australia? Think you’re prepared? Wanna be prepared? Wanna just laugh now because you won’t be able to laugh later?

We’re always up for a laugh. Enjoy!

Australian medical schools still accepting applications for 2017

Monash University Medical School

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine (graduate entry)
Location: Gippsland, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: September 23, 2016

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine (undergraduate entry)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: September 23, 2016

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Griffith University Medical School

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: January 2017
Application deadline: September 29, 2016

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Learn more about medical licensing and accreditation

Great news! OzTREKK will be hosting an online medical licensing webinar in case you were unable to attend the in-person seminars this past spring. This is just one of the many services we offer our students!

Learn more about medical licensing and accreditation

Study medicine in Australia (Photo: Monash University)

Medical Licensing & Accreditation

During this webinar, you will receive the latest information, data, statistics and pathways on becoming a doctor if you complete your studies at an Australian medical school and wish to obtain an internship and residency in Australia, practice in the U.S. or return to Canada.

Each year, we host medical school licensing seminars and online webinars which take you through the entire process of becoming licensed to practice in Australia, in the U.S., or in Canada.

Learn more about

  • the latest information about the licensing process in Canada, the US and Australia;
  • the pathways to becoming a doctor in Canada, the US and Australia;
  • the process of how to apply in Canada, the US and Australia to become a doctor;
  • the latest information and statistics on the Canadian residency match, the US residency match, and the Australian internship and residency match;
  • information about the licensing examinations in Canada and the US, what they are, when you need to sit them, and the application process; and
  • the latest developments and news related to licensing and accreditation from the various forms of government and medical bodies in Canada, the US and Australia.

If you are an OzTREKK student who plans to attend one of the following medical schools, this webinar is for you!

  • Griffith University Medical School
  • James Cook University Medical School
  • Monash University Medical School
  • University of Melbourne Medical School
  • University of Queensland Medical School
  • University of Sydney Medical School

Upcoming OzTREKK Medical Licensing Webinar

Date: Wednesday, August 31
Time: 7 p.m. (Ontario time) 4 p.m. (BC time)

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To register for an this OzTREKK Medical Licensing Webinar, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Learn about medical licensing in Canada

Did you know that Australian medical school graduates who have applied for a residency in the match have fared very well in the past? It’s true! According to CARMS, Australian medical graduates have the best match rates returning to Canada than any other country in the world!

Have you applied to a Australian medical school via OzTREKK? Then you are invited to the upcoming Medical Licensing Webinar! During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about studying medicine in Australia and about obtaining a residency after you’ve completed your program. Find out more about

Learn all about medical licensing in Canada

Study medicine in Australia (Photo: Griffith University)

  • the Australian medical school systems and structure
  • Australian med school rankings
  • medical degree titles such as MD and MBBS
  • medical school rotations in Canada
  • coming back to Canada to practice medicine
  • Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), MCCQE1 and MCCQE2
  • the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) program and rates
  • provincially specific programs available to international medical graduates
  • the Australian Internship and Residency Program

…and much more!

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. (Ontario time)

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Would you like more information about how you can attend this upcoming Medical Licensing webinar? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

What is the Canadian Resident Matching Service?

About Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is an impartial, not-for-profit organization that provides a fair and transparent online process to match medical students and residents with medical residency positions throughout Canada.

What is the Canadian Resident Matching Service?

Learn more about studying at a medical school in Australia (Photo credit: Monash University)

In operation since 1970, CaRMS has built its reputation on providing an orderly, reliable match service that students and medical faculties can trust. With the tools and resources CaRMS offers, medical students and residents can decide where to train and program directors can select suitable applicants.

CaRMS plays a highly valued role in supporting and enhancing the excellence of the Canadian health care education system and strives to ensure that all of the processes in the matching program meet the highest standards for accuracy, transparency, fairness and equity.

The Match Algorithm

CaRMS uses a globally recognized and award-winning algorithm to match students into postgraduate medical training programs throughout Canada. The Match Algorithm is licensed from the Canadian-based National Matching Services Inc. and has been used to conduct medical residency matches in North America for over 50 years. The Match Algorithm, known as the Roth-Peranson algorithm, was designed by Alvin Roth and NMS President Elliott Peranson and was key to Roth winning the Nobel Prize for economics in 2012.

Consider studying at an Australian medical school

If you have graduated from a medical school in Australia, you need to apply to CaRMS if you want a medical residency in Canada. Australian medical school graduates who have applied for a residency in the match have fared very well in the past. In fact, according to CARMS, Australian medical graduates have the best match rates returning to Canada than any other country in the world!

  • Medical training at a world-class educational institution
  • Similar health care system to Canada
  • Similar health care issues to Canada, reflected in their curriculum and training
  • Cultural alignment between our countries

OzTREKK is the most trusted source of information for international students looking at studying medicine in Australia. We are the experts in admission requirements and application procedures to Australian medical schools, and we guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate-entry streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation.

Check out the following Australian medical schools:

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. We’re here to help—every step of the way!

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Medical licensing webinar June 22

Curious about your options when you return to Canada after completing a medical degree at an Australian Medical School? Then don’t miss the next OzTREKK Medical Licensing webinar Wednesday, June 22!

OzTREKK Director Chris Nolan will be hosting an online medical licensing webinar for anyone unable to attend the in-person seminars. Even if you participated in the in-person event, but feel you need some more information or a refresher, please feel free to register for the webinars. These webinars also provide a great opportunity for you to ask Chris any questions you may have!

Medical licensing webinar June 22

Find out more about Australian Medical Schools

Upcoming OzTREKK Medical Licensing Webinars

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Whether you would like to come back to Canada or the U.S. to practice medicine or remain in Australia, those who attend our OzTREKK Medical Licensing seminars and webinars learn about the avenues to practice medicine.

As you may know, it can be difficult to gain straightforward information about your licensing options following graduation. During the webinars, you will receive the latest information, data, and statistics so you can make an informed decision about whether studying medicine in Australia is the best option for you. Find out more about

  • the Australian Medical School systems and structure;
  • Australian Medical School rankings;
  • medical degree titles such as MD and MBBS;
  • medical school rotations in Canada;
  • coming back to Canada to practice medicine;
  • the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), MCCQE1 and MCCQE2;
  • the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) program and rates;
  • provincially specific programs available to international medical graduates;
  • the Australian Internship and Residency Program

…and much more!

Please note that attendance is via invitation only. Only those students who submit an Australian Medical School application via OzTREKK are invited attend to the webinars.

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To register for an upcoming OzTREKK Medical Licensing webinar, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Melbourne MD application deadline in two weeks

Have you finished your Melbourne Medical School application for the 2017 intake? This is just a reminder to all Melbourne MD candidates that the application deadline is June 23, 2016!

University of Melbourne Medical School

Study medicine at the University of Melbourne Medical School

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: June 23, 2016

Entry requirements

To apply to the Melbourne MD, eligible Canadian applicants must have

  • successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized university;
  • completed prerequisite second-year university subjects (one each) in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. Subjects from overseas universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis; and
  • completed the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).

The selection of eligible international applicants is based on the following:

  • Academic record: grade point average (GPA) from a completed three-year (or more) university degree in any discipline (with prerequisites met and studies completed within the last 10 years)
  • Test results in an aptitude test, MCAT or GAMSAT: MCAT test results from January 2014 to May 2016 (inclusive) will be accepted for those applying for the 2017 intake. Applicants sitting the MCAT test more than once within this date range may choose which set of scores to include with their application
  • Structured multi-mini interview (MMI)

Apply to the University of Melbourne Medical School!

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Find out more about studying the Melbourne MD. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Medical licensing seminars this weekend

OzTREKK is an expert in medical licensing and accreditation, and we are proud to provide you with all the latest information, data, and statistics so you can make an informed decision about whether studying medicine in Australia is the best option for you.

Medical licensing seminars this weekend

Study medicine in Australia

On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, OzTREKK will be in Toronto and Vancouver for our annual Medical Licensing Seminars.

Important topics covered at the seminars

  • The Australian Medical School systems and structure
  • Australian Medical School rankings
  • Medical degree titles such as MD and MBBS
  • Medical school rotations in Canada
  • Coming back to Canada to practice medicine
  • Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), MCCQE1 and MCCQE2
  • The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) program and rates
  • Provincially specific programs available to international medical graduates
  • The Australian Internship and Residency Program

OzTREKK Medical Licensing Seminars Schedule

City: Toronto
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

City: Vancouver
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 10 – 12 p.m.

Please note attendance is via invitation only. Students who submit an Australian Medical School application via OzTREKK are invited to the Annual OzTREKK Medical Licensing Seminars. Family members of the medical school applicants are also welcome to attend.

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Do you have any questions regarding the OzTREKK Medical Licensing Seminars? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.