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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.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Join the next Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Not many of us in North America can hop on a plane to visit Melbourne’s beautiful campus to find out more about their programs, so they are bringing the information to you!

Prospective international students (and their parents and friends) are invited to join Melbourne for an exciting online event to learn more about the university.

Join the next Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Don’t miss the Melbourne Virtual Fair Sept. 27!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. (EST)

The Virtual Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Australia’s number one university*. You’ll have the chance to chat online with Melbourne‘s friendly staff and students and find out all you need to know about courses, entry requirements and how to apply.

Register your interest and then log on to the Virtual Fair on Sept. 27 and find out more about the Melbourne experience!

How do I register?

Prospective students and their parents can register now at http://tiny.cc/melbourneVF.

What’s it all about?

The Virtual Fair is just like attending an expo on your computer! Registered participants will be able to

  • get information about the University of Melbourne, their courses and admission requirements;
  • get information about Melbourne—the world’s most liveable city—as well as accommodation options, and student support;
  • chat online with Melbourne staff and current international students to really get an understanding of what it’s like to study in Melbourne; and
  • see and hear video presentations from leading academics and current international students.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne‘s popular schools:

*Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

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, March 17th, 2016

University of Melbourne medicine and dentistry prerequisites

What are University of Melbourne medicine and dentistry prerequisites?

A prerequisite subject is a subject or sequence of subjects which must be completed before entering a course of study. Many programs at the University of Melbourne have prerequisite subjects that must be completed in order to be eligible to apply. The selection requirements for the course you are interested in will normally specify these requirements.

University of Melbourne medicine and dentistry prerequisites

Study at the University of Melbourne

The Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery require prerequisite subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology taught at the second-year level, or equivalent, with prerequisite subjects to have completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery. For example, if applying for the 2017 intake then prerequisite subjects must have been completed from 2007 onward.

The university has assessed a large number of subjects from international and Australian universities. If the subjects you have studied are not included in the Melbourne prerequisite list, you will need to submit detailed course outlines to Melbourne to be assessed. The university will also assess combinations of subjects if you feel that you have covered the required content.

If Melbourne has previously assessed your course as equivalent to their prerequisite requirements, it will be listed on the Melbourne International Prerequisites page. If you do not see your courses on this list, you will have to submit your course outlines to the university.

You may check the courses you have taken to date by clicking on the “International” link under the heading “List of assessed subjects and courses” on the Melbourne International Prerequisites page.

What information does Melbourne need to assess your subjects?

The minimum amount of information the University of Melbourne requires to assess your subjects:

  • Subject / course name and code
  • Institution / university where it is taught
  • Specific lecture content/breakdown (for the relevant year studied)
  • Assessment criteria
  • Credit value of subject / course
  • Contact hours of lectures, tutorials and labs
  • Length of subject / course
  • Reading list
  • Lab descriptions, including details of resources used – for Anatomy, please state whether human cadaveric material was used

Must I have my subjects assessed before applying for a course?

If your subjects have not been previously assessed, it is strongly recommended that your subjects be assessed well in advance of applying. Prospective applicants for the MD or DDS  should submit documentation through the Melbourne webform for assessment by May 5, 2016 if you wish to apply to the 2017 intake. This will ensure you are advised of the outcome before the closing date for applications.

Note: Submissions received after this date will be processed but applicants will not receive advice about the outcome of the request until after the closing date for applications.

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OzTREKK is here to help. If you are not sure if your subjects qualify, please contact OzTREKK at or email info@oztrekk.com. Find out more about Melbourne Medical School and Melbourne Dental School!

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

University of Melbourne academics receive Australia Day 2016 honours

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has paid tribute to members of the University community named in this year’s Australia Day honours.

University of Melbourne Medical School

Study at the University of Melbourne

Nine academics have been recognised for their contributions to academia and the community across a broad range of fields, including molecular biology, psychiatry, osteoporosis research, genomics, pain management, history and social science.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis congratulated those who received Australia Day honours.

“The university community is always very proud of the achievements of our staff, students and alumni,” Prof Davis said.

“On behalf of the University of Melbourne, I congratulate all who received recognition in today’s awards. Such honours celebrate hard work and national contribution. This is a day to accept the accolades of a grateful community.”

Officer (AO) in the General Division

  • Professor Marilyn Anne Anderson, Honorary – BioSciences – Principle Fellow, School of Botany, since 1995. For distinguished service to science, and to higher education, particularly to biochemistry and molecular biology, as an academic and researcher, and to professional associations.
  • Professor David Copolov OAM, Honorary – Department of Psychiatry – Professorial Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, since 1992. For distinguished service to tertiary education administration, to medicine in the field of psychiatry, to mental health research, and to the community.
  • Professor Kate Leslie, Honorary – Melbourne Medical School – Professorial Fellow, Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain, Medicine Unit and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, since 2013. For distinguished service to medicine in the field of anaesthesia and pain management as a clinician and researcher, to higher education, and to professional medical groups.
  • Professor Finlay Macrae, Principal Fellow – Faculty of Medicine, Health and Dentistry Sciences – and Deputy Director of the Genomic Disorders Research Centre. For distinguished service to medicine in the field of gastroenterology and genomic disorders as a clinician and academic, and to human health through the Human Variome Project.
  • Professor Leon Mann, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences – Professorial Fellow, School of Psychological Sciences, since 2003. For distinguished service to the humanities and social sciences, to tertiary education and professional organisations, and to Jewish history and culture.

Member (AM) in the General Division

  • Professor Ego Seeman, Department of Endocrinology, Austin Health – Professor of Medicine for more than 30 years. For significant service to medicine, as a researcher in the fields of osteoporosis and endocrinology, and as a clinician and academic.
  • Associate Professor Michael Woodward, Honorary – Austin Health – Principal investigator in excess of 90 research projects and trials. For significant service to medicine, particularly aged care, geriatric medical research, and Alzheimer’s disease, as an author, and to professional groups.

Medal (OAM) in the General Division

  • Associate Professor Don Garden, Honorary – Historical and Philosophical Sciences/Geography and Resource Management. Author of Droughts, floods and cyclones: El Ninos that shaped our colonial past. For service to community history and heritage preservation organisations.
  • Associate Professor Peter Greenberg, Honorary – School of Medicine – Principal Fellow, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Royal Melbourne Hospital. For service to medicine, and to population health.

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Learn more about the University of Melbourne!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

MCAT2015 score scale for students

A new MCAT means new score scales! Because of the additional time required to set the new score scale, it will take longer for some examinees to receive their official scores. As such, most Australian Medical Schools are waiting for the AAMC to release the first MCAT2015 in order to finalise their medical program’s MCAT entry requirements.

Approximately three weeks after your exam, you will receive preliminary percentile rank ranges, which provide an early indication of the range where your scores on the new exam are likely to fall. The ranges will show how you compare to others who took the exam and help guide decisions about whether to retest and to which schools you might apply—until you receive your official scores.

Your preliminary percentile rank range report can be viewed in the MCAT Score Reporting System. For more information about the MCAT2015, visit the official website: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

If you took the MCAT in April, you should have your scores by mid-June!

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

OzTREKK Medical Licensing Seminars this weekend!

We’ll be seeing you soon!

This weekend, Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 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, May 30, 2015
Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

City: Vancouver
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

How can I 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.

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 Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or sarah@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

University of Melbourne prerequisites submission deadline

Are you considering applying to the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, or Doctor of Physiotherapy? Then you should know that each of these programs require prerequisite subjects to be completed in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

University of Melbourne Medical School

Don’t forget to submit your course outlines before April 30!

But how can you be sure that you’ve covered the right subjects in your undergrad?

The University of Melbourne have assessed a large number of subjects from international and Australian universities. If the subjects you have studied are not included in the Melbourne prerequisite list, you will need to submit detailed course outlines to Melbourne to be assessed. The university will also assess combinations of subjects if you feel that you have covered the required content.

If the university has previously assessed your course as equivalent to their prerequisite requirements, it will be listed on the Melbourne International Prerequisites page. If you do not see your courses on this list, you will have to submit your course outlines to the university.

You may check the courses you have taken to date by clicking on the “International” link under the heading “Have you already assessed my subjects?” on the Melbourne International Prerequisites page.

Prospective applicants for the MD, DDS or DPT should submit documentation through the Melbourne webform for assessment by April 30, 2015 if you wish to apply to the 2016 intake. Applicants who submit complete documentation by April 30 will be advised of the subject equivalent before the closing date for applications.

Note: Submissions received after this date will be processed but applicants will not receive advice about the outcome of the request until after the closing date for applications.

What information does Melbourne need to assess your subjects?

The minimum amount of information the University of Melbourne requires to assess your subjects:

  • Subject name and code
  • Specific lecture content/breakdown (for the relevant year when studied)
  • Assessment criteria
  • Credit value of subject and the credit value
  • Contact hours of lectures, tutorials and labs
  • Length of subject
  • Reading list
  • Lab descriptions, including details of the resources used (please state whether human cadaveric material was used)

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OzTREKK is here to help. If you are not sure if your subjects qualify, please contact OzTREKK at 1-866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com. Find out more about Melbourne Medical School, Melbourne Dental School, and Melbourne Physiotherapy School!