|University and Faculty:||Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
|Program:||Graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)|
|University Location:||Gippsland (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Gippsland, Victoria|
|Program Duration:||Four years|
|Semester Intake:||Semester 1 (January) each year|
|Next Available Intake:||February 2015
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$63,100 AUD (2014)|
The Monash University Medical School in Australia offers the four-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, which first began at the Gippsland Campus in 2008.
The Medical School enrolls 60 students each year into the graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course and is based at purpose-built facilities at Monash University’s Gippsland campus. The Gippsland campus is located in the township of Churchill. The 160-kilometre drive from Melbourne takes about two hours, heading east on the Princes Highway.
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.
The medical program provides an interdisciplinary program, organized to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. It presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the first year, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.
An emphasis on clinical communication skills as well as early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals is a feature of the four-year graduate-entry Monash degree. All students will spend the majority of their time in rural and regional areas in eastern Victoria as part of a health-care team.
Students enrolled in the four-year Gippsland Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery medical program also have the opportunity of electing to study for an extra year in order to obtain a Bachelor of Medical Science degree. During the 12-month period required for completion of the BMedSc, students undertake research activities supervised through a department of the faculty and complete a minor thesis. They will then graduate with both the MBBS and the BMedSc degrees after five years of study.
Monash University Medical School's Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) curriculum is designed as an integrated structure incorporating four themes, within which semester-long units are taught by staff from a range of departments across the faculty in an interdisciplinary fashion.
In the first year of the MBBS program (year A), the basic medical and behavioural sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology) are introduced within interdisciplinary units. In all of these units, there will be a major focus on clinical issues through clinical case studies. MBBS students will also participate in community partnership placements where they spend time working in a community setting with clients of welfare agencies.
In year B, Monash Medical School students will study integrated medicine and surgery, which will be taught together with a series of problem-based and case-based learning sessions. Year C is largely taken up with core clinical rotations in women's and children's health, general practice and psychological medicine. The final year is structured as a series of electives and selectives, where students will choose to complete their degree by gaining wider experience in chosen disciplines and specific areas of interest through a range of metropolitan, rural and overseas settings.
The Monash University medical 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.
In June of 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.Would you like to learn more about the Monash University Medical School and its medical program? View a Monash University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Information for Canadian Applicants 2014 and 2015 entry booklet.
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The medical program at the Gippsland campus of Monash Medical School is only available to those applicants who have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree.Selection will be made up of three components:
Monash does not need your final academic transcript at the time of application as conditional offers can be issued; however, final transcripts will be required should you wish to accept your offer.
Minimum MCAT requirement: 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8
MCAT test results from January 2011 onward will be accepted.
Only those who complete an interview are eligible for a place in the program. Interviews in Canada for round one were held March 18 - 22, 2013. Interviews in Canada for round two will be held in Toronto on October 28 and in Vancouver on October 31.
OzTREKK Note: Monash University has received final government approval for Gippsland campus to join with the University of Ballarat to form Federation University Australia (FUA) from 1 January 2014. Federation University Australia will provide greater educational opportunities to the communities of regional Victoria.
The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery graduate entry program (course code 3952) will continue to be offered as a Monash University degree from the FUA Gippsland campus. Enquiry and application procedures remain unchanged.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 60
Number of Places Available for International Students: up to 20
Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake: September 27, 2013. Applications for the February 2014 intake are closed. Applications for the 2015 intake are expected to open in early 2014.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Broghan Dean