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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Meet OzTREKK and Australian universities this September!

In just a few weeks, we will be hosting our yearly Fall Study in Australia Fairs. Come chat with OzTREKK and Australian universities!

Don’t be shy—ask questions!

If you haven’t considered studying in Australia, let us show you why you should. Studying medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physiotherapy or other professional degrees abroad is a big step, and many students can feel overwhelmed with their options. Discover the educational opportunities available in Australia and find out how to make it all work for you!

Beginning Sept. 18 at Wilfrid Laurier University, OzTREKK and our Australian university partners will be travelling across Canada to Canadian university campuses to help students learn more about their study options. Join us at an OzTREKK Fall Study in Australia Fair—and find out how you can make your career dreams become reality.

 Meet OzTREKK and Australian universities this September!

See you at the fairs Sept 18 – 29, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University
Venue: Concourse
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Guelph University
Venue: Uni Centre Courtyard
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Toronto
Venue: Hart House, East Commons Room
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Western University
Venue: Courtyard
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

York University
Venue: Food Court
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Saskatchewan
Venue: Arts Tunnel
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Calgary
Venue: MacEwan Centre, Food Court
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Alberta
Venue: SUB, Food Court
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Venue: AMS Nest, Lower Level
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Simon Fraser University
Venue: North Quad
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Staff will be available to speak to you about your program of interest, the university, your accommodation options, the scholarships available, and so much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend! Find out what it’s like to make Australia your education destination.

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If you have any questions about these upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

University of Sydney teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

The 2017 QS Subject Rankings, released March 8, rated three University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally (sports-related, nursing, and anatomy and physiology) and 31 more subjects in the top 50 globally, including education (11th in the world) and law (13th in the world).

University of Sydney teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

Sydney Law is ranked #13 in the world!

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Garton said the results were an outstanding achievement and cemented the University of Sydney’s place in the top one percent of universities in the world.

“The breadth and depth of disciplines at Sydney is unparalleled in Australia and we are proud that so many of them have been recognised for their quality internationally.

“We are thrilled to be number one in the world in the new category of sports-related subjects, (which encompasses physiotherapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation) and among the best for many other medicine, health and humanities related subjects.

“These results cement our place as one of the best places to study and conduct research in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.”

Professor Garton said the university would continue to strive for excellence, with a bold plan to transform the undergraduate experience and an unprecedented investment in research, including new funding programs to support researchers to test new ideas and world-class facilities in which to conduct research.

“We aspire to be the best education and research institution in Australia and among the best in the world,” Professor Garton said, adding that Sydney is already home to some of the world’s best and brightest students and researchers.

He pointed to Sydney architecture students who are designing Sydney’s next skyscape and Sydney dentistry students who are improving oral health and reducing obesity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as university researchers who are working across traditional discipline boundaries to look at diabetes from new and more holistic angles.

The QS Subject Rankings score universities around the world on their reputation with employers and academics as well as their H-index as an institution (the H-index is a metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of a publication) and citations per research paper.

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Find out more about studying at the University of Sydney!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars January 2017

Have you ever considered studying medicine or dentistry at the University of Sydney in Australia? How can studying in Australia advance your career?

Sydney Medicine Dentistry Seminars January 2017

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

Get your questions answered!

Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for the upcoming Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars!

Find out why the University of Sydney is one of the top universities in the world! Enjoy refreshments, speak with Sydney Uni representatives and alumni, and learn more about what happens after graduation and the accreditation process so you can practice in Canada!

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

Dalhousie University
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers, SUB

University of Toronto
Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: MB128, Lassonde Mining Building

Western University
Date: January 25, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: McKellar Room, UCC

University of Calgary
Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Location: Escalus Room, MacEwan Centre

University of Alberta
Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: ECHA 2-150

University of British Columbia
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Performance Theatre, AMS

Don’t forget to RSVP!

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Discover more about studying medicine or dentistry at Sydney Uni. Please let us know if you have questions about these information sessions! Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Poutine, snow, and Monash Medical School seminars

It’s not all that often that we get an Australian university faculty visit in our tiny town of Perth! OzTREKK recently had the pleasure of hosting Julie Baxter and Kerri Mott from the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, visiting Canada for the first time for the Monash Medical School seminars and interviews.

Poutine, snow, and Monash Medical School seminars

Julie Baxter and Kerri Mott, and their first Eastern Ontario snowfall!

Jaime had the chance to take them out on the town and out to a local pub, O’Reilly’s. Here, Kerri and Julie got the chance to chow down on some regular Canadian poutine, which they quite enjoyed!

Not only was this their first time making the trip to Perth, and getting into some poutine, they had another “first” while here, too. It ended up snowing on Oct. 27, which is crazy, but I think they both really enjoyed it! Amanda had actually advised Julie a few weeks back that simply bringing along a “light jacket” would do. Surprise!

The Monash ladies arrived in the OzTREKK office the next morning bundled up from their walk over. After getting down to medical school business, the whole office sat down for some morning tea!

After tea and visiting, we were well into the afternoon and the ladies had to head out to catch their train! I think it’s definitely possible that Kerri and Julie may make the trip back again—hopefully with some better weather for them next time, perhaps more permanently as there was talk of peeking in local real estate office windows!

We would be happy to welcome them back any time!

Courtney Frank
Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer

Monash Medical School Information Sessions

Discover more about your study options! Monash Medical School and OzTREKK are pleased invite you to the medicine info sessions being held in Toronto and Vancouver, November 1 and 3.

Experience world-class education taught by one of the best medical schools in the world. Find out how by attending a Monash Medical School seminar this November. Be sure to RSVP!

University of Toronto
Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Date: Nov. 3, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

RSVP: http://study.oztrekk.com/monash-medicine-nov-2016/

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For more information about these seminars and about the new medical degree at Monash Medical School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

University of Sydney commits $60 million as first phase of $500M investment

The brightest minds will be brought together as part of a historic partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and Westmead precinct partners announced recently.

The partnership includes an initial commitment by the University of Sydney to contribute more than $60 million of funding for new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives, in addition to its existing staffing contribution of $35 million per year at Westmead.

This increased contribution to the partnership will help ensure that clinicians, students and researchers at Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Institute for Medical Research and the Children’s Medical Research Institute will be able to continue to meet the needs of the expanding population and increasing health needs of Western Sydney, New South Wales and beyond.

The new facilities and programs will support the expanded expertise and educational opportunities available on the precinct in areas like data sciences, engineering, physics, business management, the social sciences and others.

NSW Health Minister the Hon Jillian Skinner was present at the announcement and welcomed the partnership agreement.

University of Sydney commits $60 million as first phase of $500-million investment

Sydney students to receive a boost in facilities and programs (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

“I congratulate the University of Sydney and all the Westmead precinct partners on this great partnership.  Students all across Westmead—who are our clinicians and researchers of the future—will enjoy the contemporary, flexible technology-enabled teaching, learning and working spaces that are being built as part of this partnership,” Jillian Skinner said.

The University of Sydney investment includes capital funding for

  • 5,000m2 across two floors of the Westmead Redevelopment’s new acute services building, to become the central location of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Campus;
  • an upgrade and expansion of the current Westmead Education and Conference Centre, within Westmead Hospital, to provide innovative and versatile learning environments;
  • refurbishment of student facilities, to improve the student experience at Westmead; and
  • a new simulation ward, which provides facilities for educating students in nursing, medicine and allied health, and training staff at Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The university spaces will also be available for use by other precinct partners, giving them access to contemporary education facilities that are not currently available at Westmead.

The university is also working with the Westmead precinct partners to develop the proposal for the Westmead Innovation Centre. The Innovation Centre will be collecting and generating ideas and new solutions from patients, clinicians, researchers and other innovators and will be fostering a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing.

“This is such an important part of the university’s work in Western Sydney. A key focus of the next era of strategic growth for the University of Sydney will be in—and for—Western Sydney, and this is the early phase of what we anticipate will be a $500m investment over the next 15 years. Importantly, this investment will help us build on the university’s areas of strength with its partners at Westmead,” University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said.

Welcoming the investment and the university’s role in helping address the healthcare challenges of the future, WSLHD Chief Executive Danny O’Connor said, “Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney have had a long-standing partnership, dating back to the official opening of the hospital in 1978. This expanded commitment from the university means a greater opportunity to collect and generate ideas and new solutions from students in different disciplines as well as clinicians, researchers, patients and other innovators.”

“Co-locating the education and research activity with the clinical services space means Westmead will extend the quality of its education and research capability for the benefit of our patients and families in Western Sydney and beyond,” said Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Chief Executive Dr Michael Brydon.

The strength of the precinct partnerships has helped deliver on Westmead’s strong track record as a successful innovator in the delivery of healthcare, research and education and helped attract a talent pool that is now the largest concentration of biomedical, scientific and healthcare focused minds in Australia.

The investment is just one part of the $3.4 billion earmarked by government, universities and the private sector for investment at Westmead over the next decade, including new commercial and residential facilities and development of the Parramatta Light Rail.
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Learn more about studying medicine and  nursing at the University of Sydney!

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Don’t miss the Monash Medical School seminars in Canada

If you’ve been considering studying medicine, you know how competitive getting into a Canadian medical school can be. But have you considered undertaking a medical degree at an Australian Medical School? Did you know that Australian medical schools rank comparatively to Canadian medical schools?

Monash Medical School Information Sessions

Discover more about your study options! Monash Medical School and OzTREKK are pleased invite you to the medicine info sessions being held in Toronto and Vancouver, November 1 and 3.

Don't miss the Monash Medical School seminars in Canada!

You CAN study medicine at one of the best medical schools in the world!

Join us to find out more about

  • Monash University
  • Monash Medical School
  • the new Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine program
  • admissions requirements
  • applying from high school
  • applying from university
  • application deadlines
  • interviews
  • accreditation process
  • and much more!

Experience world-class education taught by one of the best medical schools in the world. Find out how by attending a Monash Medical School seminar this November. Be sure to RSVP!

University of Toronto
Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Date: Nov. 3, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

RSVP: http://study.oztrekk.com/monash-medicine-nov-2016/

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For more information about these seminars and about the new medical degree at Monash Medical School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

What are your study options? Find out at a Study in Australia Fair!

If you are considering studying medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physiotherapy or other professional degrees, and aren’t sure how to make it all work for you, come to one of our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs!

Beginning tomorrow at Simon Fraser University, OzTREKK and our Australian university partners will be travelling across Canada to help students learn more about their study options! Join us at an OzTREKK Fall Study in Australia Fair—and find out how you can make your career dreams come true!

OzTREKK

See you at a Fall OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair!

Simon Fraser University

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: North Concourse

University of British Columbia

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Performance Theatre

University of Alberta

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Student Union Building

University of Calgary

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: MacEwan Centre

Carleton University

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Grad Fair, University Centre, 4th floor

Queen’s University

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Athletics & Recreation Centre

University of Toronto

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Hart House

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about your program of interest offered at Australian universities. Staff will be available to speak to you about your program, the university, your accommodation options, the scholarships available, and so much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend! No fee and no RSVP! Find out what it’s like to view the world from Down Under.

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If you have any questions about these upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

JCU scientists develop the first pharmalogical tourniquet

Imagine the following scenario: You are leading your team on patrol in pursuit of enemy insurgents and trigger a booby-trap. The explosion is massive. You hit the ground hard with both legs blown off. After the dust and smoke clears, help arrives. The medic sees your body rapidly bleeding out as you go into shock and notices a gaping hole in your abdomen. The new enemy is time.

JCU Medical School

Geoff Dobson and Hayley Letson (Photo credit: JCU)

Tourniquets in Iraq and Afghanistan have saved thousands of lives by stopping major bleeding from extremities such as arms or legs. However, there are few options when it comes to preventing abdominal blood loss caused by penetrating foreign objects, gunshots or explosive fragments.

In those conflicts it’s estimated more than 1,100 deaths were deemed potentially survivable, and the majority were from internal blood loss and occurred within the first hour of injury. In addition, there are many thousands of innocent lives lost from terrorist attacks and urban warfare due to internal hemorrhage.

JCU scientists Prof Geoffrey Dobson and Hayley Letson of the College of Medicine & Dentistry and Australian Institute of Health and Tropical Medicine (AITHM) have teamed up with the US military to solve this major problem. US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has granted the project US $532,349 so the pair can continue their work.

The latest tests show the scientists have developed a potentially revolutionary drug therapy that treats shock and acts like a “pharmacological tourniquet” by dramatically reducing internal blood loss by up to 60%, which has the potential to save countless lives.

The stabilisation fluid, consisting of adenosine, lidocaine and magnesium, is known as ALM. The JCU team have shown a single small IV bolus of ALM over 60 minutes followed by a four-hour stabilisation ‘drip’ resulted in a 60% reduction of internal blood loss and increased survival.

“The ALM fluid is administered intravenously and circulates around the body, kick-starts the heart, gently raises blood pressure, protects the heart, brain and organs, and slows bleeding by plugging up the leaks,” Dr Dobson said.

“It is not a foam or synthetic compound like that those used to plug a flat tire, it is a therapeutic drug that protects the body and stops the blood from thinning, allowing it to rapidly form a viable clot and reduce bleeding.”

Currently, many combatants die before they reach a medical facility.

“The uniqueness of our ALM fluid is its small-volume and ability to protect the whole body at the point of injury, as part of a knife-edge balancing act between life and death.

“It resuscitates the body after hemorrhagic shock, plugs the holes, reduces inflammation, protects the vital organs, including the brain, and reduces infection. It is all about providing the combat medic with a new way to buy time on the battlefield,” he said.

The James Cook University innovation also has extensive civilian pre-hospital applications in tropical, rural, and remote environments, retrieval medicine, low-income countries (trauma, post-partum hemorrhage), mass casualty incidents and terrorist attacks.  Translational studies are being planned.

“Only time will tell if we have raised the bar high enough to improve survivability in these austere environments where currently no effective treatment exists,” Dr Dobson said.

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Would you like more information about studying at pharmacy at JCU? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Australian medical school rankings 2016

There are medical schools here in Canada. So why do so many Canadians consider studying at an Australian medical school?

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study medicine in Australia!

Because Australia and Canada share

  • a similar medical system;
  • a similar medical education; and
  • similar medical issues.

Australian medical schools 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 incredible world rankings. The QS World University Rankings has recently released its 2016 rankings by subject, and here are the basics regarding how our Australian medical schools stacked up:

World Medical School Rankings 2016

Australian Medical Schools
Canadian Medical Schools
13th University of Toronto
27th McGill University
28th University of British Columbia
33rd McMaster University
(4 OzTREKK Australian medical schools in top 50)
(4 Canadian medical schools in top 50)
QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2016

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.

JCU Medical School offers an undergraduate-entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in north Queensland, Australia.

Monash University Medical School’s undergraduate-entry program provides a great pathway for students who are looking to gain entry into medical school 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.

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 studying at an Australian medical school, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Students shine at Monash medicine, nursing, and health sciences awards night

One hundred thirty students from across all disciplines were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at the annual Prize Night, hosted by the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences recently in the Australian Synchrotron. The event, which contributes to creating an environment where excellence is promoted, expected and recognised, was also used as an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity and ongoing support of prize donors.

Monash Medical School

Louisa Selvadurai and Nathaniel Lizak (Photo credit: Monash University)

Louisa Selvadurai received four prizes for her work in the Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours) researching Friedreich’s ataxia, an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system.

“My Honours year was very competitive and intense so to receive these awards is just such a wonderful feeling. I am also very excited that I got accepted in the Doctor of Psychology at Monash which will give me an opportunity to continue working on the research from my Honours year with the same supervisors,” she commented.

Nathaniel Lizak received three prizes for his outstanding achievements in his third year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

“It is great that all the hard work I put into this has paid off,” he said. “In the future I can see myself continue with my medical training and do a PhD further down the track. The translation of research into clinical practice is what I am passionate about.”

Monash University Medical School Program

The Monash University Medical School’s graduate-entry degree emphasizes clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals. With a focus on rural health, all student teaching and clinical placements take place throughout Gippsland. Students will predominantly spend the first year in the purpose-built Gippsland facility and undertake clinical rotations at hospitals, community health centres and general practices over the four years of the course.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash Medical School!

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Learn more about the MBBS program at Monash University. 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.