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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

OzTREKK Ambassadors: Being mentally prepared for your move to Australia

Welcome to the very first OzTREKK Ambassador blog!

At OzTREKK, we are proud to assist you throughout your entire journey—from your very first questions to predeparture to greeting you in Australia for our on-campus In-Australia Meet-ups.

Because we’ve been doing this since 2002, we know there can be bumps along the way. The key to traversing the bumps and hairpin turns is to have a positive attitude and to know you have a support system (and when to seek help if you need it!). In fact, all our Australian universities have international student support services available to help you with any issue, especially when you may feel overwhelmed and homesick.

University of Melbourne MD student

Follow Josh on Instagram!

Meet OzTREKK student ambassador Josh Walt, a Melbourne MD student who has agreed to document his Australian journey—including some of the stuff other people may forget about—like how to adjust to life in Australia and how to make sure you have a support system in place.

Take it away, Josh!

The Overwhelming Beginning and The Importance of Coping Mechanisms for Mental Health

I would be lying to you if I said that moving across the world didn’t come with its challenges.

After landing, it took over two weeks to find a place in a location somewhat close to campus and another week to settle in comfortably. Maybe my roommate and I were some of the unlucky few, but on move-in day we were shocked to see the apartment that was “professionally cleaned” still had Oreos under the mattress, dark brown stains on them, gum between the couch cushions and multiple miscellaneous sticky and greasy substances all over the cutlery, plates and other furniture. Setting up our WiFi took two weeks longer than the company had guaranteed. It’s a good thing phone plans here provide you with 40GB of data a month!

Although, after going to the Victoria night market, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the storage units on Brighton Beach etc., it is safe to say it was all worth it!

First Day of Orientation

To add to the stress of moving across the world, the first thing that was said in orientation was that the MD program at The University of Melbourne was one of the hardest and most demanding courses offered. The school’s academic mentors, counselling and psychological services then followed this speech by stating more than 50% of the students who see them seek support for mental health issues. A larger portion of these students have never experienced mental health problems before. Leading to why I am reaching out to all you prospective students today…

The Most Successful Students

My point is not to scare anyone off, only to share that it was a difficult move. I want to emphasize the importance of coping mechanisms for mental health. Especially as an international student, you have the pressure of school and the added stress of moving across the world without a social network.

These counsellors went on to say the most successful students are the ones who make time for their music, sports, social life, travel etc., because it is so important for your mental health as a student in a challenging professional program. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to manage stress that will help you succeed and attain your dream degree—the reason you headed to Australia in the first place!

I know it’s a long time away, but I know once I finish and get that medical degree all the stress and hard work will be worth it!

Excited for the next chapter!

Josh

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Don’t miss the UQ Medicine seminars November 19 & 20!

What does it take to get UQ Medicine? Besides great grades and a passion to help others?

Don't miss the UQ Medicine seminars November 19 & 20!

Get the details here and save your spot.

Find how you can get into a medical school that is turning high-achieving students into world-class health professionals—the UQ Faculty of Medicine!

Join OzTREKK and the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof Stuart Carney and Head of Admissions Dr Fabiola Aghakhani Zandjani-Martin for the upcoming UQ Medicine seminars and find out why UQ Medicine is one of the best in the world.

UQ Faculty of Medicine Seminars

Find out more about UQ Medicine admissions, program structure, clinical placements… and about practicing in Canada after you graduate!

Get your questions answered!

Western University
Monday, November 19, 2018

University of Toronto
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Please be sure to register!

UQ Doctor of Medicine FAQs

Can I come back to Canada to practice?
Yes. Licensure to practice medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, known as a residency, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams.

Are my grades competitive?
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of a B (~70%).

When is the application deadline?
Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis and are assessed and ranked as they are received. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Do I need to sit an admissions test?
Yes. Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 504 in the MCAT; or 50 in each section of the GAMSAT.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next available Intake: January 2020
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. Applications generally open in early spring each year.

How does OzTREKK help?

As an official representative of 13 Australian universities, OzTREKK has helped send thousands of Canadian students to Australia for professional degrees like medicine. We are funded by our Australian universities, and our services are free. We assist you at every stage—from application to arrival, to understanding medical licensing—so nothing is forgotten. OzTREKK is your Canadian connection to study in Australia!

Don’t forget to RSVP!

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Would you like more information about the upcoming UQ Medicine info sessions? You got it! Email OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com or call us at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, October 5th, 2018

OzTREKK students receive University of Sydney International Scholarships

Did you know that when you receive an unconditional offer of admission to the University of Sydney, you are automatically assessed for a scholarship?

OzTREKK students receive University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Learn more about studying medicine at the University of Sydney

A lot of people might dismiss the thought, thinking, “It won’t happen to me.” But sometimes it does!

We are proud to announce that three OzTREKK Sydney Medical School students have received a University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship, and will receive $10,000 toward their first-year tuition fees at the University of Sydney.

The Sydney Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships are awarded to exceptional international students based on academic merit. The scholarship is open to all commencing international students enrolling in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree and all applicants are automatically considered.

All of us at OzTREKK send out congratulations (and cheering!) to Kira S, Kevin C, and Angella L! Way to go, guys!

Study medicine at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney offers the very popular MD program, a four-year professional postgraduate-entry course with three primary aims for graduates: excellent clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting.

Respected as not only a provider of quality teaching but also as a leader in research, the Sydney Medical School attracts more than $200 million in competitive research funding from state, national and international bodies. Sydney Medical School’s research covers full spectrum of diseases, with major programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, infectious diseases, mental health, neuroscience, maternal and child health, chronic disease and ageing.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Next Available Intake: January 2020
Duration: 4 years

Apply now to Sydney Medical School!

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Do you have any questions about Sydney Medical School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Friday, September 14th, 2018

OzTREKK introduces new Australian university partnerships!

To best support OzTREKK’s mission to always put “Student First,” we are pleased to bring the best of Australia’s higher education sector to North American students. We are proud to offer our students as many study options as possible, and we now have two more Australian universities offering popular programs like medicine and physiotherapy!

OzTREKK introduces new partnerships

Meet Deakin and Flinders at the Study in Australia Fairs!

So, without further ado, we would like to formally announce our new partnerships with Deakin University and Flinders University.

Deakin University

Located on the outskirts of multicultural Melbourne, Deakin University aims to be Australia’s most progressive university—relevant, innovative and responsive in all its activities. Established in 1974, Deakin is also considered one of Australia’s fastest-growing research universities, and is rated #31 in the QS Top 50 Universities Under 50!

This young university is known for its exceptional student experience with the highest level of overall student satisfaction among universities in the state of Victoria for eight years in a row according to the Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–17).

Interested in your study options at Deakin University? This uni offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools, across four faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

OzTREKK students will be happy to learn that Deakin offers a cutting-edge Doctor of Medicine program!

Flinders University

Established in 1966, Flinders University’s main campus is settled in Adelaide, South Australia. In fact, Flinders is OzTREKK’s first Australian university partner located in the state of South Australia! Flinders’ international student services is ranked Australia’s best. They are dedicated to supporting you throughout your studies and beyond.

Flinders’ six colleges (faculties) encapsulate the university’s wide range of teaching and research expertise:

  • College of Business, Government and Law
  • College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Public Health
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering

At Flinders, OzTREKK students will have the option to study in-demand programs like medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology!

Meet Representatives from Deakin and Flinders at our Study in Australia Fairs!

You can meet representatives from Deakin, Flinders, and most of our other Australian universities during our Study in Australia Fairs starting Monday, Sept. 17 at York University. Staff will be available to speak to you about your program of interest, the university, your accommodation options, and so much more!

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Find out more about our Australian university partnerships. See you at the fairs!

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Have you applied for your Griffith Medical School scholarship?

Have you received an offer to Griffith Medical School? Then you are invited to apply for a Griffith Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Doctor of Medicine Scholarship!

Have you applied for your Griffith Medical School scholarship?

Have you applied for your Griffith Medical School scholarship?

This scholarship is for high-achieving students applying for the Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University. This award is valued at $10,000 in total (two payments of $5,000 in the first year of the program).

Applications close Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 (for January commencement). Winners will be notified by Dec. 14, 2018.

Can I apply?

  • Have applied and be eligible for admission, or be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer from the university, for entry into the Doctor of Medicine by the scholarship closing date.
  • Have satisfied all appropriate entry requirements for the proposed degree program, including results of previous study and English language proficiency as per Griffith University’s entry requirements.
  • Be commencing and enrolling as a new a full-time student in the Doctor of Medicine degree at Griffith University.

What do I include in my application?

  • A completed scholarship application form by the published closing date.
  • A certified/attested true copy of academic transcripts and supporting documentation demonstrating strong academic merit.
  • Assessment of a personal statement addressing the three items listed below for applicants to outline their merit for the scholarship:
    – Demonstrate (and provide examples of) your knowledge of the profession of medicine and the broader role of medicine in the health care system.
    – Demonstrate (and provide examples of) your leadership and teamwork skills. Please also indicate your career plans for the future.
    – Outline any challenges you have faced in your education and in what way you have sought to overcome these challenges.

That’s it! Are you ready to apply for this Griffith scholarship?

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Would you like more information about this scholarship and about studying at Griffith Medical School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Going to start at UQ Medical School? Join the UQ Medical Society!

So, you’re heading to UQ Medical School. You’re in great company!

Going to start at UQ Medical School? Join the UQMS!

A few OzTREKK students who are now studying at UQ Medical School!

One of the most crucial things you’ll need to remember as a busy medical student is that you need time to recharge your batteries!

Join the UQ Medical Society

The UQ Medical Society (UQMS) is a student union representing more than 1,800 medical students. Incredibly organized, the UQMS is one of the most successful student organisations in Australia. Their aim is to enrich the lives of the university’s medical students through leadership, advocacy and community. There always seem to be many Canadians actively involved!

Forget the academic calendar—what you really need to keep you sane and get you through your years at med school is the UQMS Social Calendar. Get creative, get social, and get keen to make new friends!

The UQ Medical Society has a proud history of social events run by the students, for the students. They believe that through a healthy balance between study and socialising, students receive the full benefit of a medical degree. The social events are a great way to make new friends who will support you throughout your degree as fellow students, and in future as fellow colleagues.

The social portfolio organises social events, sporting competitions and Med Revue, so whether you want to throw around a ball, act on the stage or just go to parties, there is a social event for everybody at the UQMS.

By the way, did you know that actor Hugh Jackman is a fan of the yearly UQ Med Revue?

Long-term objectives of the UQMS

  • To advance and promote the interests of medical students at the University of Queensland
  • To enrich both the social and academic environments of medical study
  • To promote and foster links and professional associations with student colleagues at other medical schools within Australia and overseas
  • To promote the health of the community via participation in community projects and charity functions

The UQMS works to achieve its mission and meet its goals by networking within the wider medical profession, fostering the development of partnerships with sponsors, and by raising the society’s profile in the public eye (Hello, Hugh Jackman!).

Through their advocacy and community activities, the UQMS will ensure its members graduate from the University of Queensland with more than just a degree! Full membership of the UQMS is open to all enrolled UQ medical students.

About the UQ Medical School Doctor of Medicine Program

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. It is strongly recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment.

Apply to UQ Medical School!

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Would you like more information about UQ Medical School? Please Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

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!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Upcoming Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine webinar

What makes the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine program so great? How does it stand out from other medical programs? Join the webinar on June 6 to find out!

Upcoming Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine webinar

Dr Welly Firmanto

Hosted by OzTREKK’s Medicine Admissions Officers Kaylee and Amanda, this webinar will feature General Manager of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Dr Welly Firmanto. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a current Macquarie Doctor of Medicine student to find out what life is really like in Australia and at Macquarie!

What will you learn?

Discover more about Macquarie medical school, the MD program, and about life at the university. Bring your questions to the webinar and find out more about the Macquarie MD’s unique global focus—including a clinical year in India!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 6 p.m. EDT; 3 p.m. PDT 

For registration details, please email kaylee@oztrekk.com.

About the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine

The Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine program aims to provide students with a high-quality and innovative learning experience. With a small annual intake of 60 (40 domestic and 20 international), students will have access to impressive facilities and medical educators, researchers and clinicians. The Macquarie MD includes extended international clinical experiences for all students, including all-expenses-paid clinical rotations in Hyderabad, India.

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: October 5, 2018

Apply to the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine!

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Find out more about this upcoming Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine webinar and about studying at Macquarie! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

University of Melbourne MD application timeline released

Great news! The University of Melbourne MD application timeline has been released!

Spring is a very important time of year for many OzTREKK students, especially for those who wish to study medicine, as it’s the time of year when Australian medical schools begin to accept applications!

If you’re interested in studying at one of the world’s top universities for medicine, you should consider applying to the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine program. Melbourne is ranked as the #1 university in Australia and #17 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)!

Admissions Timeline for 2018 Intake

University of Melbourne MD application timeline released

Learn more about the University of Melbourne MD

  • Prerequisite assessment deadline: June 21, 2018
  • Application deadline: June 28, 2018
  • Last date to sit MCAT for 2019 intake: June 2, 2018
  • Last date to submit MCAT results: July 14, 2018
  • Deadline to submit final transcripts: July 14, 2018
  • Interview offers released: mid-August 2018
  • Deadline to accept interview (online acceptance): August 18, 2018
  • Interviews (via Skype): September 3 – 7, 2018
  • Offers of admission begin to be issued: late-October 2018
  • Deadline to accept offer or submit deferral request: November 9, 2018
  • Deadline to meet any conditions of offer: November 9, 2018
  • Enrollment deadline for unconditional offered applicants: December 6, 2018
  • Enrollment deadline for conditional offered applicants: January 13, 2019
  • First day of class: January 28, 2019

About the Melbourne Doctor of Medicine Program

The University of Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the university’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.

The MD includes one year of bioscience foundation learning, six months of full-time research and two and a half years of clinical training in university-affiliated hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries. A yearly student conference will be a distinguishing feature of the Melbourne MD and provide opportunities for broader disciplinary and inter-disciplinary learning. The teaching, student conference and assessment program is about 40 weeks per year.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: June 28, 2018

Entry Requirements for the Melbourne MD Program

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) with a minimum of 492, 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 on MCAT or GAMSAT: MCAT exams  from January 2016 to June 2, 2018 will be accepted for those applying for the 2019 intake.
  • Structured multi-mini interview (MMI)

Apply to the University of Melbourne MD!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton for more information about how to apply to the Melbourne MD program. Email Kaylee at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Find out how you can study medicine at UQ Medical School

What does it take to get into medical school? Besides great grades and a passion to help others?

Find how you can get into a medical school that is turning high-achieving students into world-class health professionals—the UQ Faculty of Medicine!

Find out how you can get into UQ Medical School

Find out how you can get into UQ Medical School

UQ Faculty of Medicine Seminars

Meet the Dean of the UQ Faculty of Medicine Professor Stuart Carney at the upcoming information sessions. Learn about the UQ medical school, the UQ MD admissions requirements, clinical placements, medical licensing, and practicing in Canada.

Get your questions answered!

University of Toronto
Have lunch with the UQ Dean of Medicine!
Friday, March 9, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Hart House, Music Room

McGill University
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4 p.m.
Stewart Biology Building, S1/3

University of Calgary
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Science Theatre – ST 129

Simon Fraser University
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:45 p.m.
West Mall Centre 2503

Don’t forget to RSVP to save your spot!

UQ Doctor of Medicine FAQs

Can I come back to Canada to practice?
Yes. Licensure to practice medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, known as a residency, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams.

Are my grades competitive?
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of a B (~70%).

When is the application deadline?
Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis and are assessed and ranked as they are received. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Do I need to sit an admissions test?
Yes. Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 504 in the MCAT; or 50 in each section of the GAMSAT.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next available Intake: January 2019
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. Applications generally open in early spring each year.

How does OzTREKK help?

As an official representative of 11 Australian universities, OzTREKK has helped send thousands of Canadian students to Australia for professional degrees like medicine. We are funded by our Australian universities, and our services are free. We assist you at every stage—from application to arrival, to understanding medical licensing—so that nothing is forgotten. OzTREKK is your Canadian connection to study in Australia!

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Would you like more information about the upcoming UQ Faculty of Medicine info sessions? You got it! Email OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com or call us at 1-866-698-7355.