Australian Medical Schools listed as this month’s OzTREKK Program of the Month
Is there a doctor in the room?! You could be on your way to responding to that call if you decide to complete your medical degree at one of OzTREKK‘s Australian university partners’ Australian Medical Schools.
OzTREKK has developed close working relationships with our Australian university partners’ medical schools. We are in constant contact with its staff, ensuring we have all the necessary information to provide to Canadians interested in pursuing a medical degree in Australia. Not only will OzTREKK guide you through the application and acceptance stages, but we also provide seminars on completing a residency or internship in Canada and Australia. Here’s an overview of the graduate-entry Australian Medical Schools programs offered by our Australian university partners.
James Cook University Medical School
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): 6 years
The James Cook University Medical School MBBS degree produces graduates who will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine. The James Cook University Medical School combines integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine, and incorporates the best aspects of student-centred, problem-based learning combined with systematic instruction. Clinical experience, particularly in the rural and remote context, commences at an early stage and science remains integrated across later years. Small-group learning and close relationships with academic staff and clinical preceptors are program features. The program is six years because students can begin the program directly from high school.
Monash University Medical School
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): 4 years
The medical curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program, organized to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. It presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the first year, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.
An emphasis on clinical communication skills as well as early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals is a feature of the four-year, graduate-entry Monash University Medical School degree. All students will spend the majority of their time in rural and regional areas in eastern Victoria as part of a health-care team.
University of Melbourne Medical School
Doctor of Medicine (MD): 4 years
The University of Melbourne Medical School now offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, the first of its kind in Australia and the world. It is slightly different from the MD presently offered throughout North America as it has a higher designation.
The University of Melbourne Medical School 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.
University of Queensland Medical School
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): 4 Years
Designed to produce doctors able to meet the challenges of the new century, the curriculum captures the enthusiasm and maturity of its graduate entrants and helps them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them. The University of Queensland Medical School emphasizes problem-based learning (PBL) in a clinical context and encourages learning exercises in big and small groups. This program is popular for Canadians, and OzTREKK has developed a close working relationship with the School of Medicine staff.
University of Sydney Medical School
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): 4 Years
The four-year program includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular problem-based learning exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.
There are also compulsory independent learning activities (with numerous international opportunities), an eight-week rural rotation and pre-internship training, including preparation for North American registration, if you intend to practise in the USA or Canada.
Listen Up! Student Testimonial
“There’s no doubt we are getting the top people teaching us, especially when it comes to clinical education. It’s good,
-OzTREKK Student, Jonathan De Silva, University of Queensland Medical School, MBBS
“What is the difference between the MBBS and MD degree?”
In Canada and the U.S., the MBBS degree is not offered. Instead, the first professional medical degree is known as the Doctor of Medicine (MD). But before you get your medical degree, you’d need to complete an udergraduate degree.
In Australia and United Kingdom, the MD is an advanced academic degree in the field of medical science very similar to a doctorate or a PhD (with the except of Melbourne). In Australia, you can complete the MBBS degree from high school and the degree denotes the kind of training that you’d need to be approved as a licenced physician.
Apply now to Australian Medical Schools
Learn more about the:
- James Cook University Medical School
- Monash University Medical School
- University of Melbourne Medical School
- University of Queensland Medical School
- University of Sydney Medical School
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