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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Sydney Medical School boosting economies and rural medical education

Sydney Medical School’s long history of training students in rural NSW is boosting local economies and the number of graduates who want to work as rural doctors.

“Rural training experience increases the likelihood that doctors will commit to working in rural locations long term,” said Professor Conigrave. “This is why we have had a longstanding commitment to the training of rural doctors for more than 20 years.”

Sydney Medical School boosting economies and rural medical education

Learn more about Sydney Medical School

The University of Sydney has a School of Rural Health in Dubbo and Orange and Departments of Rural Health in Broken Hill and Lismore.

“By the end of 2017, almost 1,000 of our medical students will have undertaken extended training placements in these four centres,” said Professor Conigrave.

“At graduation, these students are telling us that they would prefer to work in rural areas. The government’s new funding for the rural doctor training ‘pipeline’ will help these students to achieve their ambitions and their talents for rural health and medicine.”

However, Professor Conigrave said that there were not enough medical training positions to convert students’ intentions into medical careers in rural areas.

“We’re doing very well in priming the pipeline for the training of rural doctors—many more new medical graduates are now trying to get jobs in rural hospitals as interns. In fact, there are now significantly more applicants for these critical rural junior hospital training jobs than there are jobs available.”

Underlining the university’s contribution to rural economies, Professor Conigrave said, “We have a track record of excellence in rural medical education and we are making significant contributions to local economies.”

“At Dubbo and Orange, for example, the University of Sydney School of Rural Health contributes close to $7 million each year in direct local expenditures.

“This provide jobs for more than 50 people in central western NSW, all of whom live locally—they make up almost 30 full-time equivalents. Many of them are highly skilled, and might otherwise have been obliged to look elsewhere for work,” said Professor Conigrave.

“Then, of course, there are also indirect economic benefits. The 64 students that take extended rural placements each year bring business to local shops, sporting facilities and food outlets, and contribute to community life and projects of all sorts.

“In addition, the School of Rural Health requires many local services: motor vehicles, IT, transport services, plumbing, the maintenance of grounds and even the paint on the walls.

“But most importantly, the University of Sydney School of Rural Health in Dubbo and Orange and Departments of Rural in Broken Hill and Lismore are helping to lift access to quality healthcare among Australians in rural and remote areas,” added Professor Conigrave.

In April, the University of Sydney won $3 million in federal funds to establish Rural Training Hubs in Broken Hill, Dubbo and Lismore to boost rural-based training and career pathways for trainee doctors.

Commenting on the award of funding Professor Conigrave said, “We’re very pleased that the Federal Government has recognised the need to create this training pipeline.

“The funding will enable junior doctors with ambitions in rural medicine to undertake specialist training in rural rather than metropolitan centres, developing into fully fledged experts who can provide rural communities with specialist healthcare in all major fields of medicine, including general practice and rural and remote medicine and surgery.”

Study medicine at the #1 medical school in Australia

Did you know the University of Sydney Medical School is ranked #15 in the world and #1 in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)? It’s true!

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

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: January 2018
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: June 20, 2017
Deadline to submit all documents: Monday, June 26, 2017
Skype interview invitations sent: mid-July
Skype interviews: July 31 – August 11, 2017
First-round offers made: from late August (and may continue to be made until December 2017)

Apply now to Sydney Medical School!

If you have any questions about Sydney Medical School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Five reasons to study at Sydney Medical School

Why should you join Australia’s top medical school? Sydney Medical School is ranked number one in Australia and 17 globally in the QS World University Rankings, but that’s not the only reason why students from all over the world come to Sydney Uni to study medicine.

Five reasons to study at Sydney Medical School

Meet Sydney Med School reps at the upcoming seminar!

1. Early patient care

You’ll begin your medical studies with hands-on experience in a structured, supervised way over years 1 and 2, which means you’ll be well prepared for when you transfer to clinical schools in Stage 3 (years 3 and 4).

“A great strength of the course is that you get to enter the clinical world right from your first week of your first year,” explained Co-Director of the Sydney Medical Program Professor Inam Haq.

2. Teaching hospitals

Clinical training is offered at an extensive network of top-tier hospitals across New South Wales that offer the most advanced healthcare in the country, including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, to name just a few.

“The clinical training component of your medical degree will take place at one of our many fantastic clinical schools across Sydney. Whichever one you’re placed at you will have a fantastic experience with dedicated teachers and support staff to help you in your studies,” said Professor Haq.

3. Research training

If you study medicine at Sydney, you will have access to world-leading researchers, research institutes and networks. You will gain formal training in research methods in your first year, encompassing the basic principles of health and medical research, research governance and ethics, and the basics of research methods in biomedical, clinical and public health.

“Our lecturers are world leaders in their fields, and the University of Sydney has deeply entrenched roots in research. They’ve been able to show us that research and clinical exposure go hand in hand, and so I have peers who are working intensely on research projects who will be the next face of medicine,” Sean Hassan, a Stage 4 medical (and OzTREKK!) student said.

4. Rural experience

With campuses in Dubbo and Orange, as well as departments in Broken Hill and Lismore, our School of Rural Health provides clinical placements throughout central, northern and western NSW. We also work in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.

“Medicine students at the University of Sydney have the option to go rural for a whole year. Everyone has something amazing to say about it, and lots of students tend to go back. That definitely made me want to come here,” said Lakshmi Sunderasan, a Stage 2 medical student.

5. Overseas opportunities

With extensive international connections, both across Asia-Pacific and in major research centres in North America and Europe, Sydney encourages its medical students to participate in an international elective.

You can take undertake a four- to eight-week clinical or research placement during your elective term. Many Sydney Medical School students also undertake optional overseas placements during the year-end break to places like Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sweden and Vietnam.

Don’t miss the 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!

Don’t forget to RSVP!

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

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Discover more about studying medicine or dentistry at Sydney Uni. Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

OzTREKK student talks about Sydney Medical School

Current Sydney Medical School student Sean Hassan began his Australian journey in 2012 when he first contacted OzTREKK.

OzTREKK student talks about studying at Sydney Medical School

Former OzTREKK student Sean Hassan at our 2012 pre-dep seminar!

Like most medical students, he wondered which university would be best for him, and so he applied to several Australian medical schools. Unlike most medical students, however, Sean actually studied commerce before deciding on a career in medicine!

It’s amazing to watch our students throughout the process: from their first enquiries, to their applications, to watching them become professionals! We are so pleased for you, Sean!

And trust us when we say time flies: Just recently, Sean delivered a baby.

How does Sydney Medical School help? According to Sean, studying medicine at Sydney has great benefits for their students. Being a Sydney med student means

  • you will be prepared for a general internship;
  • you are encouraged to follow the path you are most passionate about;
  • you are encouraged be the “master of your own medical degree”;
  • you will see Sydney’s strong roots in global health (Sean had the opportunity to do a core rotation in Toronto!);
  • seeing research and clinical exposure go hand in hand;
  • being taught by lecturers who are at the top in their fields.

So how do you know which medical school is for you?

For Sean, the University of Sydney was the right fit. In the video below, Sean explains what he loves about the medical program, and how it has helped shape him into the doctor he wants to become!

About the Sydney Doctor of Medicine Degree

Sydney Medical School aims to produce medical graduates who are committed to rational, compassionate health care and medical research of the highest quality. The Doctor of Medicine program encourages enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds (even commerce!) and aims to help them to become graduates responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and communities and committed to improving the health care system at all levels.

Years 1 & 2 are spent primarily on the main university campus at Camperdown, but clinical training commences in the first weeks. For years 3 & 4, students are based in their clinical school. Clinical learning occurs at multiple widely dispersed sites (hospitals and community, metropolitan, urban and rural).

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If you have any questions about Sydney Medical School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Why choose Sydney Medical School?

Have you applied to Sydney Medical School for the 2017 intake? Aced your interview? Waiting for your offer?

Why choose Sydney Medical School?

Learn more about the University of Sydney!

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested to know that Sydney Medical School welcomes students from all over the world to study in their MD program. The school is committed to maintaining a strong international focus in its education programs and in research, and the faculty and university as a whole strive to provide strong support to ensure that international students get the most out of their university experience at Sydney.

Facts and figures for the 2016 intake

  • Male: 52%
  • Female: 48%
  • Average age at enrolment: 24 years

Of the international cohort, 50% are Canadian students!

The medical school is ranked

  • 17th in the medicine category of the 2016 QS World University Rankings (number 1 in Australia!);
  • 33rd in the clinical, pre-clinical and health category of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016;
  • at 5 (highest ranking) in Excellence in Research for Australia ratings for public health and health services.

The University of Sydney recently recorded a Sydney MD information evening for everyone interested in learning more about their program. Hear from current students and professors and discover why the Sydney Medical School is the number 1 medical school in Australia! If you’ve applied, but wish to know a little more and get the inside info, this is for you!

Sydney Medical School – Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Sydney MD is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

Sydney Medical School aims to produce medical graduates who are committed to rational, compassionate health care and medical research of the highest quality. The Doctor of Medicine program encourages enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds—you don’t need to have a Bachelor of Science! Here’s a breakdown of the Sydney MD students’ first degrees:

Arts/Social Science 5%
Biological Science 28%
Commerce/Economics 3%
Engineering 4%
Health 3%
Human Biosciences 28%
Law 1%
Math Science 1%
Medicine 4%
Music Studies 2%
Nursing 3%
Pharmacy 3%
Physical Science 6%
Physiotherapy 1%
Psychology 4%
Other 4%

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 4 years

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If you have any questions about your Sydney Medical School application, please 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.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Preparing for your University of Sydney interview

From August 1 – 10, 2016 Sydney Dental School and Sydney Medical School applicants will be undertaking multi-mini interviews via Skype for admission into the DMD and MD programs for the 2017 intake.

Sydney Dental School

Best of luck with your interview!

To help you out, we have compiled some interview tips—from former OzTREKK students, and from our own experiences! As part of the application process, interviews are mandatory and are often a cause of unease with prospective students. Like a job interview, it is best to exhibit a professional, competent, and likable personality—like we needed to tell you that!

Get ready

On the day of your interview, you must log into Skype and be ready at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time. Your interview will likely last at least 45 minutes; however, you should allow at least one hour in addition to this time in case there is a delay, or there is a need to clarify a matter. Internet and computer glitches often come at the most inopportune time!

You should use the most reliable method of connection available for your interview (e.g., a wired computer connection, where possible.)  Wireless connection can be used, provided that it is sufficiently reliable to complete the interview process. Imagine beginning your interview with shady internet connection—yikes!

Can’t attend your interview at the specified time? You must contact the Admissions Office as a matter of urgency. The Admissions Office will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your needs, but cannot guarantee that an alternative interview time will be available.

What to expect

The multi-mini interview (MMI) is an assessment of applicants’ personal and professional attributes. It is designed to test your reasoning and problem-solving skills in a range of areas that the University of Sydney considers important in entry-level students, as well as your values and commitment.

The assessment is conducted through a range of different authentic scenarios that test specific characteristics. There will be 5 stations of 7 minutes each, with a turnaround time of 2 minutes.  Each station samples different aspects of professionalism according to a carefully designed framework.

At the commencement of the interview, the first interviewer will appear on the screen. Say hello to him or her. Once the bell rings, you will be sent the first scenario via ‘Instant Message’ on Skype. Read the first sentence of the scenario aloud to the interviewer.

Former OzTREKK students’ tips… and things to get you thinking!

Now, we don’t guarantee that you’ll be asked about your shortcomings, but it is recommended to have an overall sense of “who you are” and a level of comfort with yourself and your knowledge before heading to an interview. Here is a list of tips from former OzTREKK students, and other things to get you thinking about the types of questions they may ask to help get you prepared:

Prepare

  • Don’t have Skype? Get it. Learn about it. Be prepared to know how it works. Especially learn the instant messaging button as this is where you will read the interview questions.
  • Read and discuss. Read about what is happening around you and find someone to discuss what is happening around you. Present your views and listen to their views. This is a great way to actually hear different sides of the same story. Practice formulating a position, practice speaking, and practice expressing your opinion! Avoid confrontation.
  • Familiarise yourself with the school. Find out who is in charge and understand the faculty structure. What is the  school known for? Why is that a good fit for you?
  • If you are invited to ask questions, have some! Be prepared to speak about yourself and your interests outside of dentistry and medicine.
  • Do you have weaknesses? What are they? Are you working on them?
  • Know the profession—its past, its present, its future. This shows you would like to invest your life in the profession.
  • Where do you see yourself 5, 10, 20 years from now?
  • Be prepared to talk about your undergrad degree.
  • What makes you stand out from other applicants? (But don’t brag!)
  • Lastly, there is a wealth of MMI resources out there on the internet! Do your homework!

During the interview

  • Take a deep breath. The interviewers are people, just like you. They understand that you will be nervous and will factor that in when they interview you.
  • Be yourself. Putting on an act to impress people is rarely successful, is usually transparent, and is most often a turnoff. If an interviewer has a bad first impression about you, the other aspects of that particular station will likely be graded poorly. Remember, the interviewers are people too, and they are likely volunteering in the MMI process. This is especially important if you consider an interviewer may not even be listening to a word you are saying. At the end of the station, the interviewer may look back at the past 7 or so minutes, and depending on how much verbal diarrhea you may have spewed out, they may only remember how calm, collected, and eloquently spoken you are.
  • Dress appropriately. No one wants to see you just out of bed, in a T-shirt, or wearing exercise gear. You are interviewing for a professional degree!
  • Turn. Your. Cellphone. Off.
  • There won’t be any breaks. Use the washroom beforehand. You may have a glass of water on hand should you need it.
  • No note-taking permitted!
  • The questions are not “black and white,” “right or wrong.” The interviewers are interested in your passion for medicine or dentistry, your thought processes, your communication skills, and your personality.
  • Stations can be loosely categorised into ethical-dilemma situations, teamwork-based situations, professionalism situations, differing-opinion situations, etc.
  • Figure out what kind of general situation you are in and then present not only how you view the situation, but also from the viewpoint of bystanders and/or the opposing party. Think outside the box, but tread lightly!
  • If an interviewer interrupts at any point, stop and listen carefully to what he/she has to say. They are doing this in your favour, as you are likely veering off course in your discussion.
  • Don’t lie. Answer questions as honestly as possible.

Best of luck!

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If you have any questions regarding your Sydney Dental School or Sydney Medical School interview, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Upcoming Sydney Medical School application deadline

Are you interested in studying at Sydney Medical School? Have you already applied to the Sydney MD, or are you thinking of applying? Please note the application deadline is Tuesday, June 21!

Upcoming Sydney Medical School application deadline

Learn more about Sydney Medical School

Last day to sit MCAT: Friday, May 20, 2016
Application deadline: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Situational Judgement Test (research trial): from early- to mid-July 2016
Skype interviews: August 1 – 10, 2016
Offers made: from late August 2016 (and may continue to be made until January 2017)
NSW Ministry of Health compliance checks: TBA
Sydney Student online enrolment: TBA
Classes start: Monday, January 30, 2017

Successful Sydney Medical School applicants will have approximately six weeks from the date of offer to accept and pay a deposit.

Sydney Medical School – Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Sydney MD is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

Sydney Medical School aims to produce medical graduates who are committed to rational, compassionate health care and medical research of the highest quality. The Doctor of Medicine program encourages enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them to become graduates responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and communities and committed to improving the health care system at all levels.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Apply now to Sydney Medical School!

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If you have any questions about your Sydney Medical School application, please 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.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Medicine and Dentistry at Sydney: Canada info session tonight!

Are you busy tonight?

Medicine and Dentistry at Sydney: Canada info session tonight!

Study dentistry or medicine at the University of Sydney!

The University of Sydney is hosting a webinar this evening, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Explore your study options for medicine and dentistry at the University of Sydney!

Hosted by Professor Jane Bleasel Co-Director, Sydney medical program; and Caroline Bolger, Clinical Education Officer, Dentistry, this webinar will cover everything—from A to Z—so students will be fully prepared for what to expect if they find themselves in Sydney come January! Join them tonight to find out more.

  • University of Sydney
  • Sydney medical and dental schools
  • Sydney MD and Sydney DMD programs
  • placements
  • accreditation
  • life on campus
  • and much more!

There will also be Canadian students participating, so you will get their perspectives on what being a dental or medical student is really like!

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8113131749261413379

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Find out more about Sydney Medical School and Sydney Dental School! If you have questions about this information session, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, January 8th, 2016

University of Sydney Dentistry and Medicine events in Canada

Have you ever wondered about what it’s like to study medicine or dentistry at the University of Sydney in Australia?

OzTREKK and the University of Sydney are pleased to present the upcoming Sydney Medicine and Dentistry information sessions!

University of Sydney Australia

Register to attend!

Please join us in Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 25 or in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan, 27, where the Sydney Dental School Dean Professor Chris Peck and Sydney Medical School Professor/Co-Director Inam Haq will speak about the dentistry and medicine programs offered at the University of Sydney. This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about

  • the University of Sydney;
  • Sydney medical and dental schools;
  • Sydney MD and Sydney DMD programs;
  • admissions requirements;
  • application process;
  • accreditation;
  • life on campus;
  • and much more!

After the information sessions, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with the Dean of Sydney Dental School, Chris Peck, and with Sydney Medical School Professor and Co-director Inam Haq. Find out why the University of Sydney is one of the top universities in the world!

Vancouver

Date: Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Port McNeill Room, 1088 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9
RSVP for this event

Toronto

Date: Wednesday, Jan, 27 2016
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Venue: Sheraton Centre, Simcoe/Dufferin Room, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
RSVP for this event!

Sydney Dental School

Dean of Sydney Dental School Chris Peck

About the Sydney Faculty of Dentistry Dean Professor Chris Peck

Professor Chris Peck is Dean of the Sydney Faculty of Dentistry. He completed his dental training, a Masters in occlusion and a Graduate Diploma in Pain Management at Sydney and completed a PhD on structure-function relationships of the human masticatory system at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain.

His current research and teaching interests are in the assessment and management of oral and facial pain and he maintains clinical practice in orofacial pain management. He has published widely in the field and with Professor Greg Murray has developed a model to explain the interaction between pain and movement in humans.

Sydney Medical School

Sydney Medical School Prof/Co-director Inam Haq

About the Sydney Medical School Professor/Co-director Inam Haq

Professor Haq studied at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London from 1987–1993. After House Officer and Senior House Officer jobs, he entered rheumatology training in London from 1997–2005, working at the Royal Free Hospital (sceroderma), University College Hospitals London (connective tissue disease and biologic therapies) and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (metabolic bone disease and sports and exercise medicine. During 2001–2004, Prof Haq undertook a higher degree by research, looking at primary care education in rheumatology in North London, supervised by Professor Jane Dacre.

Don’t forget to RSVP!

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Find out more about Sydney Medical School and Sydney Dental School! If you have questions about these information sessions, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. See you there!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Sydney Medical School application deadline approaching

Have you applied to Sydney Medical School? If you are considering applying to the 2016 intake, please be aware that the application deadline is Monday, September 14, 2015 (Australia time). Please note that applications must be received by Friday, September 11, 2015 at noon in order for your complete application to be submitted to the university on time.)

University of Sydney Medical School

Study medicine at the University of Sydney

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

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

1. Performance in an undergraduate degree

Students can apply to the Sydney MD if they have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline, and have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement according to Sydney Medical School is equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.

Students from a wide variety of undergraduate studies are welcome and encouraged to apply. There are no specific prerequisite undergraduate subjects required for admission into the Sydney MD.

2. Performance in a medical admissions test – MCAT or GAMSAT

Students must achieve a minimum performance in a medical school admissions test:

Most North American-based applicants choose to sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), although international applicants can complete either the MCAT or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).

Sydney MD applicants must meet a minimum level of achievement in the admissions test to be eligible. For MCAT results prior to April 2015, the minimum score required is 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8. For the new MCAT from April 2015, international applicants who meet the minimum overall score of 500 and the minimum GPA requirement) will be invited for interview. Applicants who achieve an overall score between 496 and 499 will be placed on a reserve list which the university will consider as further MCAT scores are available. (Note: No minimum section score is required.) MCAT test results from January 2013 onward will be accepted for the 2016 intake.

3. Performance in an online interview

The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney MD.

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at any time for more information about how to apply to the Sydney MD program at Sydney Medical School: Email sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Dean of Sydney Medical School named Chair of NHMRC

Sydney Medical School Dean Professor Bruce Robinson has been named chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.

University of Sydney Medical School

Sydney Medical School Dean Professor Bruce Robinson (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. One of its strengths is that it draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.

NHMRC’s priority actions, as set out in the NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013-15 tabled in the Australian Parliament on 18 January 2013, are to

  • create new knowledge through support of discovery research;
  • accelerate research translation;
  • build Australia’s future capability for research and translation;
  • set high standards in ethics in health care and research; and
  • work with partners – States and Territories, health bodies, health industries and community and consumer groups.

Professor Robinson is an endocrinologist and dean of the University of Sydney Medical School. He is the current chair of the Group of 8 Deans of Medicine. He has been head of the Cancer Genetics Unit at the Kolling Institute of Medical research, Royal North Shore Hospital, since 1989. Since 2001, he has been Chairman of Hoc Mai Foundation, a major program in medical and health education and exchange with Vietnam. He is a Board Member of the Woolcock Institute, the ANZAC Research Institute and the Centenary Institute for Cancer Research. He is also Board Member of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South-Eastern Division) and is Chair of RFDS Medical Advisory Committee. Professor Bruce Robinson is also the chair of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce and member of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group (PHCAG).

Sydney Medical School Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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

The Sydney MD aims to produce medical graduates who are committed to rational, compassionate health care and medical research of the highest quality.

The Doctor of Medicine program encourages enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them to become graduates responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and communities and committed to improving the health care system at all levels.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application Deadline:  October round: Monday, September 14, 2015. Please note that applications must be received by September 11, 2015 at 12 noon in order for your complete application to be submitted to the university on time.

Apply now to Sydney Medical School!

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If you have any questions about your Sydney Medical School application, 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.