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Monday, June 11th, 2018

Don’t miss the upcoming UQ Medicine webinar tomorrow!

We’re pleased to announce the next webinar in our UQ Med Summer Series: Meet UQ Medicine Academic Lead Dr Tammy Smith! Please join us and Dr. Tammy Smith, clinical lead for Phase 1 of the UQ MD program.

Don't miss the upcoming UQ Medicine webinar tomorrow!

UQ Medicine Phase 1 Clinical Lead Dr Tammy Smith

Interactive Q & A throughout the webinar—get your questions answered!

  • Studying medicine at UQ
  • UQ Medicine pre-clinical years
  • What to expect and how to prepare

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. (EDT)

To register, please email kaylee@oztrekk.com!

About the UQ Medicine Phase 1

In the UQ Medicine program, years 1 and 2 combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context, focused around a series of patient-centred cases, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research training are embedded to develop advanced clinical skills and medical knowledge required for evidence-based clinical practice.

Phase 1 consists of the pre-clinical years, and Phase 2 comprises the clinical rotations. Each course is a separate entity with its own curriculum, assessment, and course coordinator. In between Years 1 and 2, there is an Observership conducted during the Summer Semester.

Here’s a list of what you will study during Phase 1 of the UQ MD:

Year 1, Semester 1

  • Clinical Science 1
  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Ethics and Professional Practice 1
  • Health, Society & Research 1

Year 1, Semester 2

  • Clinical Science 2
  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Ethics & Professional Practice 2
  • Health, Society & Research 2

Would you like to apply to UQ Medical School?

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. This program can fill quickly!

Apply to the UQ School of Medicine!

Do you have any questions about the UQ Medicine Summer Series? Please email OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com for details!

Friday, August 30th, 2013

OzTREKK wishes Kristyn, our summer student, the very best

Well, the summer is pretty much over. The end of August usually marks the end of summer, even though we technically have three weeks left for all you September equinox purists. But the day after Labour Day is nigh, and that means back to school!

Study in Australia

OzTREKK summer student Kristyn Chaplin with Admissions Officer Rachel Brady during our lunch gathering

OzTREKK has employed a university student since 2007 to help out with various tasks during the summer months. Summer at OzTREKK is beautiful: gorgeous sunshine, tropical heat waves, vacation days…and many application deadlines! Without our summer student, we would have a tough time keeping up with all of our Australian Medical School and Australian Dental School applicants.

For the past two years, Kristyn Chaplin has been OzTREKK’s summer student. Hailing from Perth, Ontario, Kristyn began her studies at Queen’s University, but has recently transferred to the University of Ottawa to study her third year of human kinetics—a future Australian Physiotherapy Schools applicant!

Joking aside, all of us at OzTREKK are always thrilled to see Kristyn in May, and sad to see her go at the end of August. To thank Kristyn for all her hard work and dedication to the OzTREKK philosophy, we took her out for lunch this week and enjoyed a delicious meal and a hearty visit.

We wish Kristyn the very best on her educational journey for the 2013–2014 study period!

Thank you for all your help, Kristyn. We’ll miss you!

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About OzTREKK

OzTREKK is the only Canadian organization that is a student office and Application and Information Centre in Canada for the following combination of Australian universities:

We’re the Application and Information Centre for Canadian students applying to or inquiring about study abroad, undergraduate and graduate/professional programs at any of the above Australian universities. The OzTREKK Application and Information Centre is free to all students as its services are provided on behalf of, and fully funded by, the above Australian universities.

Are you interested in studying in Australia? OzTREKK is here to help! For more information, contact OzTREKK at 1 866-698-7355 or e-mail info@oztrekk.com.

 

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

JCU Medical School applications are closing in one week!

Here’s your one-week-left reminder, OzTREKKers! If you’ve applied to JCU Medical School, or are thinking of applying, please note that the application deadline for the 2014 intake of the MBBS program is next Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. All application documents must be at the OzTREKK office by this date in order for your JCU Medical School application to be submitted on time.

James Cook University Medical School

Learn more about JCU Medical School

James Cook University’s medical school offers a six-year, full-time undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). This medical program aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. The course places special emphasis on rural and Indigenous health and tropical medicine. If you are interested in global health, and the health people in rural and remote places, JCU medicine may be a great fit for you.

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Find out more about Australian Medical Schools.

Do you have questions about JCU Medical School and about medical programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Broghan Dean. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

UQ Medical School opens new facilities

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg officially opened the new UQ Northside Clinical School facilities and The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Library on July 9 following their relocation to a new site on the top floor of the Children’s Services wing.

UQ Medical School

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Mr Springborg said the co-location of the library and clinical school was a superb example of hospital and university cooperation to ensure doctors of the future have the best possible start to their career.

“The library and clinical school are strategically placed next to the doctors’ common room which provides a perfect opportunity for students and experienced doctors to interact in a place of learning,” Mr Springborg said, adding that the Prince Charles Hospital is internationally known as a tertiary teaching and research hospital. The health minister indicated that the well-designed facility will bring the students and their future mentors together in a space that lends itself to higher learning.

UQ’s Northside Clinical School was established four years ago by the UQ Medical School and is based at The Prince Charles, Redcliffe, Caboolture and Holy Spirit Northside Hospitals. Head of the UQ’s Northside Clinical School and Director of Thoracic Medicine at TPCH, Associate Professor Ian Yang said that this educational space will provide a state-of-the-art facility for small- and large-group learning, including inter-professional education.

“The response of our dedicated clinical teachers and enthusiastic health professional students to this space has been tremendous,” Associate Professor Yang said. “They are looking forward to learning together in this new collaborative environment to greatly improve health outcomes for our community.”

The fitting out of the UQ’s Northside Clinical School educational space was funded by the University of Queensland and Health Workforce Australia.

Clinical Schools at the University of Queensland Medical School

Brunei Clinical School
Greenslopes Clinical School
Ipswich Clinical School
Mater Clinical School
Northside Clinical School
Ochsner Clinical School
PA-Southside Clinical School
Royal Brisbane Clinical School
Rural Clinical School
Sunshine Coast Clinical School
Wesley & St Andrew’s Clinical School

Students enrolled in years 1 and 2 of the MBBS program participate in studies at either the PA-Southside Clinical School (Princess Alexandra Hospital), Royal Brisbane Clinical School (Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital), or Ipswich Clinical School.

UQ Medical School Program

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Brisbane or Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: The University of Queensland Medical School applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. OzTREKK recommends that applicants apply early to increase their chances of timely assessment.

Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program:

  • Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
  • MCAT score (minimum 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
  • Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ Medical School

Apply to UQ Medical School!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at any time to assist you with your UQ Medical School application or if you have questions about medical schools in Australia.

Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Why Canadians like Monash University Medical School

Yes, there are medical schools in Canada. So why study in Melbourne, Australia?

Monash University Medical School

Learn more about Monash Medical School

Australia is an exciting country with a rich international culture. In the Australian state of Victoria, 45 per cent of people were born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas. In Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, you will hear people speak more than 150 different languages. Melbourne was ranked “World’s No. 1 Most Liveable City” by the Economist Intelligence Unit 2012 for the second consecutive year. The August 2012 Report rated Melbourne as the ideal  destination thanks to a widespread availability of goods and services, low personal risk and an effective infrastructure.

Although Monash University is barely 50 years old, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is ranked at 33 in the Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Universities category of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In 2013, the authoritative QS rankings placed Monash University‘s medical program at 29 worldwide. Monash is also the only Australian university represented within the prestigious M8 Alliance of academic health centres and medical universities. This elite grouping includes Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Imperial College London, the Sorbonne in Paris the Charité in Berlin and Université de Montréal among others. Monash University Medical School is  highly prominent at the pre-eminent global forum for global health, the annual World Health Summit in Berlin that sets the future direction for health care policy and public health.

Monash University Medical School offers a five year, direct entry, undergraduate medical course compared with the minimum of seven years for an accelerated program in Canada. This course is only offered to students that have not undertaken any university study. Applicants with a bachelor degree in any field degree are eligible to apply for our graduate entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The graduate entry MBBS is a four year course delivered at the Gippsland Medical School.

Check out our other blogs about Monash University Medical School

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Learn more about Monash University Medical School and about other Australian Medical Schools. Contact OzTREKK Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, August 16th, 2013

University of Queensland Medical School info session in Toronto

This coming Tuesday, Aug. 20, University of Queensland Medical School representatives along with OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik will be in Toronto to showcase the popular Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program at UQ. If you are wondering what it’s like to attend an Australian medical school, this is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about UQ‘s amazing medical program!

University of Queensland Medical School

Find out more about the University of Queensland Medical School

Canadian students interested in studying medicine at the UQ Medical School can learn more about the world-renowned program. Everyone is welcome and there’s no RSVP required!

Event Details

Location: Toronto
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Venue: South Dining Room, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Map: http://tiny.cc/harthouse
RSVP: No RSVP required—just come along. Family and friends most welcome!

This information session is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the medical program at the University of Queensland:

  • Admissions requirements
  • Program structure
  • Application deadlines
  • Clinical rotations
  • Medical licensing
  • Accreditation
  • What happens when you return to Canada after completing the medical program at UQ.

About the University of Queensland Medical School

The University of Queensland Medical School offers a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

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 help them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them.

Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program

Offers will be made to eligible applicants on a rolling admissions, first-come, first-served basis.

  • Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
  • MCAT score (minimum 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
  • Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ Medical School

Applications are still open to the University of Queensland Medical School. If you submit your application via OzTREKK , UQ waives the $100 AUD application fee!

Apply now to UQ Medical School!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at any time to assist you with your University of Queensland Medical School application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding medical school in Australia. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

UQ Medical School information session tomorrow in Vancouver

Do you live in the Vancouver area? Are you hoping to attend UQ Medical School?

University of Queensland Medical School

Find out more about the University of Queensland Medical School

The UQ Medical School info session will take place in Vancouver tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Canadian students interested in studying medicine at the UQ Medical School can learn more about the world-renowned program. Everyone is welcome and there’s no RSVP required!

Event Details

Location: Vancouver
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Venue: C400, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., University of British Columbia
Map: http://tiny.cc/robsonsq
RSVP: No RSVP required—just come along. Family and friends most welcome!

This information session is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the medical program at the University of Queensland:

  • Admissions requirements
  • Program structure
  • Application deadlines
  • Clinical rotations
  • Medical licensing
  • Accreditation
  • What happens when you return to Canada after completing the medical program at UQ.

About the University of Queensland Medical School

The University of Queensland Medical School offers a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

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 help them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them.

Popular program features:

  • Problem-based learning (PBL) in a clinical context
  • Self-directed, lifelong learning
  • Critical evaluation of the scientific basis of medicine
  • Integration of basic and clinical sciences throughout
  • Bio-psychosocial approach to medicine
  • Clinical training ab initio
  • Communication skills
  • Personal and professional development

Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program

Offers will be made to eligible applicants on a rolling admissions, first-come, first-served basis.

  • Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
  • MCAT score (minimum 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
  • Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ Medical School

Applications are still open to UQ Medical School. If you submit your UQ Medical School application via OzTREKK , UQ waives the $100 AUD application fee!

Apply now to UQ Medical School!

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Questions? Contact OzTREKK Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at any time to assist you with your University of Queensland Medical School application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding medical school in Australia. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Sydney Medical School releases offers

OzTREKK is proud to announce that the offers for the Sydney Medical School‘s 2014 intake were released last Tuesday, Aug. 6!

Why are we so proud?

Sydney Medical School

Find out more about Sydney Medical School

Because 37 OzTREKK students were delighted with the news that they received an offer to the University of Sydney’s medical program!

Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the medical program at the Sydney Medical School is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

The four-year medical program includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.

Congratulations, OzTREKKers! Your amazing journey is just beginning! Matt is looking forward to meeting you in Australia this January to welcome you to Australia with our OzTREKK Orientation events!

Find out more about Australian Medical Schools and about how you can study in Australia!

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

 

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Australian Medical School licensing online seminar tonight!

Are you busy this evening? OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik will be hosting an online medical licensing webinar tonight at 6 p.m.! If you’ve applied to an Australian Medical School, then you’ve received your invitation with your registration information.

If you missed the in-person seminars in June, OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik will be hosting three online medical licensing webinars. Even if you participated in the in-person event but feel you need some more info or a refresher, please feel free to register for the webinars!

Australian Medical Schools

Find out more about Australian Medical Schools

Upcoming OzTREKK Medical Licensing Webinars

Tuesday, August 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, 6 – 9 p.m.

Important topics covered during the webinars:

…and much more! The webinars also provide a great opportunity for you to ask Matt any questions you may have!

Attendance is via invitation only. Only those students who submit an Australian Medical School application via OzTREKK are invited 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 Broghan Dean. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free 1 866-698-7355.

For more information about medical school entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian medical schools in Australia page.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Do doctors know best? JCU lecture studies health care

Who makes the decisions about a person’s health care was examined in a James Cook University public lecture recently.

JCU Medical School

Learn more about JCU Medical School

The presentation, titled Doctors know best: Why patients should make decisions about their health care & how they can do so, was presented by Professor Linda Shields, Director of the Tropical Health Research Unit in JCU‘s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition and Townsville Hospital and Health Service.

The presentation was part of JCU’s Science & Society in the Tropics Public Lecture Series.

Professor Shields said the delivery, and acceptance, of advice on medical matters had changed over the last century.

“In years past, people who received health care were never involved in making decisions about it – that was left to the doctor, who was said to know best,” Professor Shields said.

“Such thinking has changed, and now people are becoming more aware of the issues surrounding their health and how to maintain it.”

Professor Shields said technological innovations had influenced awareness and attitudes.

“The internet has played a big part in this, but it can be misleading, with a wide range in the quality of information on offer,” she said. “People will be able to go to their nurse or doctor with relevant information and the confidence to be able to discuss it.”

About JCU Medical School and the MBBS program

James Cook University’s medical school offers a six-year, full-time undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). This medical program aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. The course places special emphasis on rural and Indigenous health and tropical medicine. If you are interested in global health, and the health people in rural and remote places, JCU medicine may be a great fit for you.

Program title: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2013

Entry Requirements

  • Entry is directly from high school. Students may also transfer into the program during their undergraduate degree or at the completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • High school cumulative average necessary to be considered is a minimum of 85% in Grade 12 subjects, including prerequisite subject grades.
  • If you are applying to the program after you have partially or fully completed your post-secondary studies, you should have a Canadian GPA of 80% cumulative average across all university studies, but to have a competitive application, applicants should have achieved at least an 82% cumulative average.
  • Completion of JCU International Student Application Form and School of Medicine specific application form.
  • Interview: held in-person or via video conference

Apply to JCU Medical School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School and about medical programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Broghan Dean. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).