OzTREKK is the Canadian expert on Australian medical schools. Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. Each year, more than half of the international students studying medicine at the University of Queensland applied via OzTREKK. OzTREKK is the most trusted source of information for international students looking at studying medicine in Australia.
We understand admissions requirements and application procedures to Australian medical schools, and we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate-entry streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation.
Like the U.S. and Canada, many Australian Medical Schools now offer a 4-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program, which allow students to enter the medical program once they have completed an undergraduate degree. Students who have also completed further study, such as a master's or a PhD program, are also eligible to apply to graduate-entry medical programs in Australia.
Under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the new category of Level 9 Master's (Extended) degrees which permits the use of the term "Doctor" in the styling of the degree title of relevant professional programs. As a result, various Australian medical schools have replaced their Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees with the MD.
Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to apply directly from high school. These medical programs are generally five to six years in length.
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. Please note some undergraduate medical programs are only open to applicants who have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) and have not since undertaken any post-secondary studies. Please visit OzTREKK's Undergraduate Medicine page to learn more about undergraduate-entry medical programs.
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.
Upon the completion of a graduate-entry medical degree, students complete a residency in their field of choice/specialization and then become licensed doctors. OzTREKK hosts information seminars about attending medical school in Australia and your options for practicing medicine following graduation. These are usually held in June across Canada each year, and all OzTREKK students who have completed an Australian medical school application via OzTREKK are invited to attend.
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.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Courtney Frank