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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.

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.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Which Australian Medical Schools are still accepting applications for 2017?

Are you interested in studying medicine in Australia?

While the application deadlines for Melbourne Medical School and Sydney Medical School have now passed, you still have the opportunity to apply to other Australian Medical Schools:

Australian Medical Schools in Australia

Study medicine at an Australian Medical School

University of Queensland Medical School

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: January 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that candidates apply early to increase their chances of timely assessment.

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James Cook University Medical School

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Duration: 6 years
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2016

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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
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: September 23, 2016

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine (undergraduate entry)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
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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What’s the Difference Between Undergraduate- and 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.

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.

Apply to an Australian Medical School!

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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, 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.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Upcoming Medical Licensing Seminars

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

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.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study medicine in Australia!

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.

How can you attend?

Attendance is via invitation only. Only those 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 the seminars.

Students and their families will have the opportunity to ask questions about studying medicine in Australia and about obtaining a residency after their program completion. These seminars help parents and students walk away with all the necessary information to help them make a decision about studying at an Australian Medical School.

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

Apply to an Australian Medical School

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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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.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The year of the selfie

OzTREKK Director Jaime Notman is currently in Australia welcoming OzTREKK students and hosting our annual OzTREKK Orientations Down Under. She’s also practicing her left-hand driving by chauffeuring the OzTREKK Shuttle! To capture her adventures for the rest of us stuck in the Great White (Freezing!) North, Jaime has agreed to check in periodically with the Canadian Headquarters staff via email.

Here’s her next installment!

I think everyone has heard about my left-hand-side-driving learning curve, but I officially feel pretty good about it. The driving part is A-OK. The part where I have to have a real convo in my head is around parking—like when I pull out of a parking spot, I have to remind myself to go onto the left. Otherwise it’s been, well, normal and uneventful. Just in case you were concerned!

Griffith Medical School

OzTREKK Shuttle time!

Oh, but the windshield washers. They mysteriously go off every time I attempt to turn my signal. 🙂

And, in other exciting news, I also got my bag! :: slow claps :: (For those of you who don’t know, my bag and I did not arrive in Australia together. It happens!) It arrived Saturday night and it’s so nice to have clothes today! I had to get an outfit for yesterday (winter clothes wouldn’t cut it) and a few toiletries, but now I’m a happy camper.

I feel that the lost bags started a bit of a domino effect, though, because I didn’t have any clothes, I needed to go and get some new shorts and a shirt. They’re really ugly (Kmart was the only place open). So, begrudgingly, I buy the shorts and mosey on.

Saturday was Griffith (more in a sec), but on Sunday (as I have a full suitcase) I woke up bright and early and was all “OK, I’ve gotta go for a run.” So I did. I tucked my iPhone in my bra strap and set out. Felt oddly good, actually. Then a few hours later, I go to take a picture of something and realize my back camera is all foggy. Can’t figure it out. I look again and realize there’s water under the lens. Only thing I could figure is that it’s my sweat, from my run. So, now I don’t have a rear-facing camera.

Anyway, I thought I’d give you a little update on the Griffith Orientation. So… we met the students at the Student Centre on campus. Lots of partners and wives. I was on the plane with another student. He was lovely.

We got a campus tour by a Griffith Mate (student volunteer) who was Canadian, and a Sri Lankan student, Tash, who is going into her third year at Griffith Medical School. She was amazing. She had a pass (it was Saturday) and so we got a pretty good tour of the med lecture halls and the med building and gave everyone advice about changing placements, getting study notes and secrets to the PBL. She was really great, absolutely lovely, and had lots of great advice for our OzTREKKers.

After the tour, we got in the van and because the Gold Coast weather wasn’t cooperating (wha??), we skipped the fish and chips on the (rainy) beach and went to a local surf club for some lunch. It was great: lots of chatting and fast friendships made. A couple of the students had a car (or a dad with them) so they didn’t need the shuttle.

A little later I shuttled everyone to Pacific Fair (which is *enormous*) and they shopped to their hearts’ delight.

Yesterday, as everyone didn’t need the van (they’re all quite settled!), I took it back and got a normal car for driving around. I figured while I’m here I’ll beef up on my familiarity with the area. Two places I wanted to check out were the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Robina Institute of Health. So I tooted around for much of the day.

Bond Physiotherapy School

The Bond Institute of Health & Sport — selfie style

Now, I’m no doctor, but the Gold Coast University Hospital is like nothing I’ve ever seen. It provides high-quality treatment for patients while also offering world-class facilities for health research and teaching, allowing Griffith University students of medicine, pharmacology, dentistry, nursing and public health to train in a genuine medical environment. The last time I was here we didn’t get a complete tour—at least I didn’t appreciate how absolutely enormous this complex / district is! Plus, because it’s new, everything is shiny and glistening. I really can’t say it enough: impressive is simply an understatement.

Because, you know, I know everything about medicine, I thought I’d take a spin through the hospital until someone told me to get outta there. After getting a cup of java (the cafeteria is lovely in case you were wondering), I just sorta wandered and it all seemed very medicine-y which is what you want, I suppose.

Then I went out to the Bond Institute of Health & Sport. I was all excited to take some pics for our Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh, but without the rear-facing camera, I could only take pictures selfie-style. But I didn’t want to actually take a selfie, so I’m standing in the field trying to hide from the front lens while taking a picture over my head. The hardest part was when my brain couldn’t flip my actions property (everything was backwards), so I’m looking at the screen (my back to the building) and it took forever while I had to do the “OK, tilt the camera up, no, no down… left…no, right.” I got one decent picture but my phone isn’t allowing me to attach it.

When I fly to Melbourne, I will visit the Apple Genius Bar and hopefully get some phone help.

Otherwise OzTREKK Orientations 2016 will be the year of the selfie.

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Stay tuned for Jaime’s next blog!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Griffith medical school student talks about clinical placements

The graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith Medical School is an AQF level 9, extended Masters program and is studied over four years full time. The program focuses on four major themes:

Griffith Medical School

Learn more about Griffith Medical School

  1. Doctor and Patient
  2. Knowledge of Health and Illness
  3. Doctor and Health in the Community
  4. Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

Through a combination of problem-based learning, small-group practical and clinical skills sessions, plus extensive clinical placements and considerable online support, Griffith MD students will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern. Graduates will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.

Clinical Placements

From Semester 1, Year 1, students participate in clinical placements starting with “Health in the Community” placements and Hospital Based Clinical Training (HBCT).

In Year 2, students continue with their HBCT placements and also start General Practice (GP) placement.

In Years 3 and 4, students are primarily based in the hospital with an emphasis on clinical skills, patient management and professional behaviour.

The Griffith School of Medicine works in collaboration with the following hospital sites:

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • The Tweed Heads Hospital
  • The Wesley Hospital (Brisbane)
  • QRME Longlook Program (various rural hospital placements)

Lachlan Thompson is interning at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Watch his video to hear about his clinical experience as a Griffith Medical School student!

Griffith Medical School Doctor of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Campus Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: January each year

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Would you like more information about studying at Griffith Medical School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Griffith Medical School scholarships available

If you’ve applied to Griffith Medical School‘s MD program, don’t forget to apply for the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Graduate Entry Scholarship in Medicine!

Griffith Medical School

Study medicine at Griffith University!

The Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Graduate Entry Scholarship in Medicine is available to high-achieving graduates applying for the Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University for the January 2016 commencement.  Please note the application deadline is October 31 (October 30).

Level of study: Postgraduate
Citizenship: Citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
Award value and benefits: $20,000 in total (four tuition payments of $5,000 each year for four years)
Duration: Up to 4 years of study
Programs of study: Doctor of Medicine
Applications close: October 31, 2015 (October 30)

The Griffith School of Medicine is known for its innovation and excellence in medical research and education. Griffith medicine students will develop communication skills and learn about the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. The program comprises extensive clinical placements in health care facilities ranging from rural settings through to the brand new Gold Coast University Hospital.

Griffith Medical School Doctor of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Campus Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: January each year
Next Intake: January 2016
Application Deadline: October 31, 2015 (OzTREKK NOTE: All Griffith MD application documents must be at the OzTREKK office by noon on Friday, October 30, 2015 in order for your complete Griffith Medical School application to be submitted on time.)

Entry Requirements for Canadians

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Griffith Medical School is a graduate-entry program. As such, all applicants are to have completed or be in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree before they are eligible to apply for entry.

Applicants to the MD are encouraged from all degree backgrounds.

The medical selection criteria comprise three essential components:

1. Completion of a bachelor degree achieving an overall GPA of 5.00 or above on a 7-point scale

2. Performance in the Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) or MCAT. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 50 in each GAMSAT section; MCAT scores are required to be no more than two years old at the time of application and the minimum score for applications to be considered further is 8/8/8 or 123 in each section.

3. Performance in the Griffith University Multi-Station Admissions Assessment (GUMSAA).

Apply now to Griffith University Medical School!

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Would you like more information about how to apply for this scholarship or about studying at Griffith Medical School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Don’t miss the upcoming Griffith medicine and dentistry events!

On Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 in Toronto and Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Griffith Medical School Dean Prof Simon Broadley, Griffith Dental School Dean Prof Ward Massey will be holding information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about studying medicine and dentistry at Griffith University.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Griffith MD and the Griffith dentistry program are welcome to attend this free event!

Griffith University Medcial School

Study medicine or dentistry at Griffith University!

At the information sessions, the Griffith University Deans will speak about their respective faculties and about the medicine and dentistry programs offered. The Deans will be available for a question-and-answer period following the sessions. This is a great opportunity for future students to find out more about

  • Griffith University;
  • the medical school and dental school;
  • admissions requirements;
  • program structure;
  • application deadlines;
  • accreditation;
  • life on campus;
  • and much more!

Event Details

Toronto

Date: Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Toronto Centre
Vancouver

Date: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, Granville Room

RSVP at http://study.oztrekk.com/griffith-medicine-dentistry/

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Would you like more information about Griffith Medical School and Griffith Dental School? Do you have questions about these information sessions? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.