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Griffith University Medical School in Australia

Program Overview - Doctor of Medicine

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University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Health
Program: Doctor of Medicine
University Location: Gold Coast & Brisbane, Queensland
City Population: 590,000
Student Population: 50,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast
Program Duration: 4 years
Trimester Intake: January/February each year
Next Avail. Intake: January/February 2020
Est. Annual Tuition: $67,000 AUD (2019)
Est. Indicative Total Tuition: $268,000 AUD (based on 2019 fees)

The School of Medicine at Griffith University is known for its innovation and excellence in medical research and education.

The Doctor of Medicine program is a four-year graduate-entry program. This is an extended Masters program. The program focuses on four major themes:
1. Doctor and Patient
2. Knowledge of Health and Illness
3. Doctor and Health in the Community
4. Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

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

You will develop communication skills and learn about the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. You will take part in extensive clinical placements in health care facilities ranging from rural settings through to the new Gold Coast University Hospital. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of lifelong learning, and learn how to be resourceful in seeking information and adapting to new technologies.

Unique Features of the Program

This program starts in January and ends in December (requiring attendance between 36-44 weeks in the year).

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

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

In Year 3 and 4, students are primarily based in the hospital with an emphasis on clinical skills, patient management and professional behaviour. The School of Medicine works in collaboration with the following hospital sites:

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


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The Griffith University Doctor of Medicine program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

In Canada, each province/territory is responsible for licensing physicians to practise medicine within its boundaries. Licensure to practise medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams. Each province may have different requirements; it is your responsibility to meet the necessary requirements for licensure in your province.

Each year, OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing Seminars across Canada, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These seminars provide the latest information regarding the accreditation and medical licensing process in Canada, as well as outline options for internships in Australia and other destinations.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

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

Applicants to the MD are encouraged from all degree backgrounds.

The medical selection criteria comprise three essential components:

1. Completion of a bachelor degree achieving an overall GPA of 5.00 or above on a 7-point scale on the GEMSAS/QTAC schema.

2. Performance in the Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT). Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 50 in each GAMSAT section. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) may be utilized as an alternative by international students only. MCAT scores are required to be no more than two years old at the time of application and the minimum score for applications to be considered further is 123 in each section.

3. Performance in a Medical Selections interview. International Medical Selections interviews are conducted via Skype. Interviews are generally scheduled for June, August, and October.

It is also recommended that candidates submit a resume with their applications.


Total Number of Places in the Program: 250

Total Number of Places for International Students: 20

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019. Please note applications are assessed as they are received. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Amanda Rollich

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