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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

UQ Faculty of Medicine Information Session Nov. 14, 2017

Why is the University of Queensland the #1 choice for Canadian students studying medicine in Australia?

The Doctor of Medicine offered at the University of Queensland is a postgraduate medical program designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings.

UQ Faculty of Medicine Information Session Nov. 14, 2017

RSVP for the upcoming UQ Faculty of Medicine info session!

If you’re considering studying medicine in Australia, you are welcome to join OzTREKK and members of the UQ Faculty of Medicine for the upcoming seminar at Western University.

This is your opportunity to meet Professor Robyn Ward AM, Executive Dean (Acting), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice President (Research); Prof Stuart Carney, Deputy Executive Dean and Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine; and Ms Cecile McGuire, Manager International, Faculty of Medicine.

Canadian students interested in studying medicine at UQ can learn more about this world-renowned medical program. Find out more about entry requirements, program structure, clinical placements, and about the accreditation process—how you can practice in Canada!

Location: Western University, McKellar Theatre
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time:  3 – 5 p.m.
RSVP!

Why study the UQ Doctor of Medicine?

The UQ Doctor of Medicine is a postgraduate medical program designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings.

Years 1 and 2 combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context, focused around a series of patient-centred cases, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research training are embedded to develop advanced clinical skills and medical knowledge required for evidence-based clinical practice. In Years 3 and 4, clinical placements are organised around 10 core medical disciplines delivered across 11 clinical schools (hospitals).

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

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Would you like more information about this upcoming UQ Faculty of Medicine information session? Please Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

UQ medicine flagship research program to deliver health outcomes

Projects tackling key health challenges of antimicrobial use and skin cancer are the first to be funded under a flagship initiative by the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine.

UQ medicine flagship research program to deliver health outcomes

UQ Centre for Clinical Research

Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean of Research, Professor Melissa Brown, said the faculty is committed to progressing worthy world-class research by providing operational support over five years to deliver health outcomes.

“Our Health Outcomes Programs, or HOPs, represent a strategic approach to faculty research, in collaboration with our hospital and health partners,” Professor Brown said.

“These are very specific and targeted programs of research that address an identified health problem and will produce a specific and visible benefit.”

The first project selected will address high rates of infection in critically ill patients by optimising antimicrobial therapy.

The research team will use whole genome sequencing to rapidly determine which bacteria are causing infection so the most suitable drug and dose combination can be given. Once the process is established, the research team will test it in the clinic and determine its benefits to individual patients and the health system.

The project led by Professor Jason Roberts and Professor David Paterson includes researchers from UQ’s Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB).

The second program to be supported focuses on harnessing technology to address the problem of high melanoma incidence and mortality.

The research team will recruit high risk participants to test targeted screening using 3D total body photography and mobile teledermoscopy in the context of the Australian health care system.

Results will be used to drive evidence-based changes to clinical practice.

The project will be led by Professor Peter Soyer of UQ’s Diamantina Institute and Professor David Whiteman, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, and includes collaborators from QUT, QIMR Berghofer and UQ’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Business.

Professor Brown said both teams should be congratulated for working collaboratively to create change and translate research into tangible health outcomes.

“These projects were selected following a competitive application process engaging interstate reviewers in late 2016, and we look forward to seeing them make a difference to health care in the years ahead.”

About the UQ Medical School Program

The UQ School of Medicine conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and research in Australia, and with the country’s largest medical degree program, they are the major single contributor to Queensland’s junior medical workforce.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. This program can fill quickly!

Apply to the UQ School of Medicine!

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Find out more about studying medicine at UQ. 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.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

UQ Doctor of Medicine consultations in Canada

OzTREKK is excited to announce the UQ Medical School admissions consultations are being held this week. We just wanted to send out a shout out to all UQ MD applicants who are scheduled to meet with UQ School of Medicine Program Director Dr. Jennifer Schafer—we’re thinking of you!

UQ Doctor of Medicine

Study medicine at the University of Queensland!

Consultation Schedule

Toronto: Monday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 6
Calgary: Thursday, May 7
Vancouver: Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9

Do you have questions about the UQ Med School consultations? Email OzTREKK Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com.

UQ School of Medicine Program Director Dr. Jennifer Schafer is a graduate of the UQ Medical School. She is a general practitioner with more than 25 years of clinical experience, 15 years working with the media, and a career including medical teaching for patients, lay public, medical students, GP registrars, doctors and other health professionals, including eLearning. Her role with the University of Queensland includes leadership in the development and delivery of the Doctor of Medicine program, particularly the Clinical Skills Program.

UQ Medical School Doctor of Medicine

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

Apply to UQ Medical School!

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Find out more about UQ Medical School and the the UQ MD program. 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, April 7th, 2015

UQ Medicine’s useful hints for junior doctors

Are you thinking of studying medicine at the University of Queensland?

The UQ School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and research in Australia, and with the country’s largest medical degree program, they are the major single contributor to Queensland’s junior medical workforce.

University of Queensland Medical School

Study medicine at the University of Queensland

Not just available to train students to become doctors, UQ also supports their graduates. Below is an excerpt from UQMedicine magazine, Summer edition.

Useful hints for junior doctors

Do not delay the conversation due to fear.

The further the discussion is postponed, the more harm is done to the patient by not getting the best management for them sooner.

If possible, attempt to have the conversation with family or friends present so that the patient doesn’t feel like there is a group of doctors surrounding them while they are alone.

Be cautious however, as sometimes relatives or friends have a positive or negative influence and try to arrange it so that they are present or absent accordingly.

Expect that the discussion will be uncomfortable.

It would not be a courageous conversation if it did not. Once you acknowledge that the conversations will become uncomfortable and plan for the worst, you can sometimes be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Get straight to the point and be honest.

Establish the agenda early in the discussion. If you are not precise on what you are trying to get across, the patient will not understand what you are trying to say. There can be no ambiguity with words, no medical jargon or any misunderstanding of what is being discussed. Acknowledge the seriousness of the discussions and have an honest talk about what is your medical opinion and what you believe is best for the patient. Constantly reinforce ‘what is best for the patient’ during the dialog.

Go in with a plan with a mental list of what you need to cover and don’t leave until it is done.

If things become uncomfortable, it is an easy way out to not talk about what is needed to be discussed and to come back the next day while the patient has another day of suboptimal management. Sometimes patients need time to think about large decisions but often patients will not want to make a decision and keep going on as they currently are. In these cases you need to stay there and not leave until a decision is made or you need to give a deadline.

If you are not the treating doctor and the patient does not know you well, try to have present somebody from the medical team known to the patient.

If somebody has good rapport with the patient in particular (often the resident or a nurse), attempt to have them present. Ensure you are as well informed about the patient as possible before you begin the discussion, as an error in the current diagnosis, prognosis or other issues can have negative consequences.

Avoid the final decision coming across as being made by the doctor rather than the patient.

Gently guide them towards that decision and let them have a final say so they do not feel like they do not have any input regarding their treatment.

UQ Medical School Doctor of Medicine

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

Entry Requirements

  • Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
  • MCAT score (minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
  • Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ School of Medicine

Apply to UQ Medical School!

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Find out more about UQ Medical School and the the UQ MD program. 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, January 2nd, 2014

Indigenous Australian is an inspiration to new UQ graduates

On Dec. 9, 2013, 245 students graduated from the University of Queensland Gatton campus, and they were in the presence of a graduated great.

UQ Medical School

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Dr Noel Hayman, a champion of improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, received the Gatton Gold Medal at the students’ graduation ceremony for his many successes since his own graduation from UQ.

The UQ Gatton Gold Medal is awarded each year to a past student who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her field.

“It was my science background from my time at Gatton that allowed me to enter the UQ medicine program,” Dr Hayman said.

“It was this foundation that led me to my career in Indigenous health. So to win the Gatton Gold Medal is a huge honour and is a tribute to the beginning of my tertiary education.”

Dr Hayman graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Food Technology in 1979 from the Queensland Agricultural College (which became the UQ Gatton Campus).

His career took a different path when he learned that the University of Queensland’s then Dean of Medicine was keen for Aboriginal people with science degrees to consider studying medicine.

In 1990 he was one of the first Indigenous Australians to graduate from UQ with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. In 1997, he graduated again from UQ with a Master’s in Public Health.

Despite the career shift, he often drew on his earlier studies at Gatton to fulfill his public health responsibilities.

“My background in microbiology has proven valuable for dealing with outbreaks of food poisoning; and knowledge about nutrition has guided my focus on treating diabetes, one of the most prevalent diseases affecting Indigenous people,” he said.

Dr Hayman is addressing the gap that exists between the life expectancy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians head-on in his role as Clinical Director of Inala Indigenous Health Service, which he helped establish in 1995.

He also heads the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Indigenous Primary Health Care, which he helped establish in 2013, to enhance the capacity of the Inala service.

More than 7,000 students graduated from UQ from December 6 to 17, with 21 ceremonies at the St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses.

The year 2013 marked 100 years of graduates at UQ since the first degrees were awarded in 1913. Queensland’s largest university has graduated more than 205,000 students, and has a proud cohort of alumni who have gone on to make their mark in more than 150 countries.

Are you interested in applying to the 2015 intake of the UQ MD program? Contact Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at broghan@oztrekk.com. Broghan will be sure to notify you of any program updates and University of Queensland Medical School news and will let you know when the 2015 applications open!

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Find out more about the UQ Medical School and other medical schools in Australia. Contact OzTREKK for the latest information about medical school at Australian universities. Call toll free 1 866-698-7355.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

University of Queensland improves high global ranking

The University of Queensland (UQ) has improved its position in the top 100 Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) for 2013, announced recently.

UQ achieved a place of 85th in the world, its best-ever performance in this ranking, and the third-highest by an Australian institution in 2013.

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

UQ Pharmacy School is still accepting applications!

The University of Queensland‘s international rankings in the Life and Agriculture Science field also improved, rising from 45 to be ranked at 40 internationally.

UQ maintained its top-100 positions in clinical medicine and pharmacy (51-75 band) and engineering/technology and computer engineering (76-100 band).

UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj said University of Queensland‘s progress was a resounding endorsement of the quality of its researchers, stating that the results reaffirm that the university’s researchers are among the world’s best, and it reflects their determination to use their knowledge to benefit humankind.

Published annually since 2003, the ARWU is a widely referenced and influential ranking of the world’s research universities. It ranks more than 1,000 universities, with the top 500 published at http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html

It is compiled using objective indicators including

  • number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals;
  • number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific;
  • number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science;
  • number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index; and
  • per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.

Professor Høj said large public investments in research and higher education in some of Australia’s neighbouring economies made it increasingly challenging for Australian universities to excel in global rankings.

“It takes a great deal of work and focus for Australian universities to defend our positions, let alone improve our rankings. Collectively, our performance brings esteem not only to Australian higher education, but also to the nation as a whole,” stated Professor Høj, adding that the ARWU result carries an important message for all sides in the election campaign, that universities have formidable potential to continue raising Australia’s global stocks, particularly if universities are backed by strategic policies and investments.

“For UQ, the rankings reflect on the opportunities we can give to students, and speak to the quality of UQ graduates.”

The ARWU release followed announcements that a start-up company built on UQ research had secured a research and development collaboration with a global pharmaceutical company.

“This may lead to benefits for rheumatoid arthritis patients worldwide, and is the type of outcomes-oriented excellence that UQ‘s rankings signify,” Professor Høj said.

The 2013 ARWU table corroborates other global indices that rank the University of Queensland in the top one per cent of universities globally, as well as in particular fields.

They include the QS World University Rankings 2012-2013 (UQ 46); Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 (rank 65); and 2012 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (rank 72).

Apply to UQ Pharmacy School!

Apply to UQ Medical School!

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Curious about studying at the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK for more information about studying at UQ Medical School or UQ Pharmacy School! Call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com.

 

Friday, February 11th, 2011

University of Queensland Medical School Applications Now Open for 2012



OzTREKK Director, Matt Miernik recently arrived back from the University of Queensland where he met with UQ International Admissions staff and University of Queensland School of Medicine staff and finalised the admissions process for the 2012 intake to the medical program at the University of Queensland.

Applications to the graduate-entry medical program at the University of Queensland (UQ) for the January, 2012 intake are now officially OPEN via OzTREKK.

Apply now at: http://oztrekk.com/programs/how/UQ_medicine.php

Videos

UQ Medical School Applications are Now Open for 2012. Check out the Video for more info!

To access:
– Overview of the UQ medical program
– Entry requirements
– Videos on how to apply, about the School of Medicine, what current students have to say about their experiences
– Tuition fees
– Program start date
– Scholarship information,
– and more…

Visit: the OzTREKK – University of Queensland Medical School web page: http://oztrekk.com/programs/medicine/PG/queensland.php
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Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Canadian UQ medical school student Jonathan Da Silva talks about his study experiences

Canadian student Jonathan Da Silva commenced his medical studies at the University of Queensland Medical School in 2008 and shares some of his experiences from a Canadian perspective about his studies at the University of Queensland.

Learn more about the UQ Medical School.

Learn more about Australian Medical Schools for Canadians.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

University of Queensland Hosts Information Sessions

UQ will be at a Canadian campus near you

Popular amongst Canadians, the University of Queensland offers great programs on a beautiful campus in Brisbane, Australia.

Because it’s a university sought after by so many Canadians, a University of Queensland representative will travel to Canada later this month to provide information to Canadians about its programs and campus lifestyle.

Want to learn more about the University of Queensland? Attend of the information sessions hosted by University of Queensland‘s David Bunyan:

Mr. David Bunyan from the University of Queensland will be at the following venues, available for students to meet with him and attain more information about the medical program:

Montreal

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Event: UQ Information Session
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Room 350, Arts Building, McGill University

Toronto

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Event: UQ Information Session
Time: 4.00p.m.
Venue: Carlton Rm, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario

Toronto

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Event: UQ School of Medicine and Dentistry Information Session at UofT
Time: 6.00p.m.
Venue: Rm 108 Health Sciences building, 155 College Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Vancouver

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Event: UQ Information Session
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: UBC Robson Square, Rm C215
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC

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