|University and Faculty:||The University of Sydney (UQ)
The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
|Program:||Doctor of Medicine (MD)|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Campus Location:||Camperdown/Darlington campus (main campus) and Clinical Schools|
|Program Duration:||Four years|
|Semester Intake:||Early February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$66,100 AUD (2014)|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$264,400 AUD (fees subject to increase)|
|University of Sydney Agent:||OzTREKK educational services TP01544|
Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney Medical School is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.
The University of Sydney 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.
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).
The MD program comprises four broad Themes that will run through the curriculum of all four years of the course:
1. Basic and Clinical Sciences
The Basic and Clinical Sciences theme includes preclinical disciplines as well as the major clinical disciplines of pathology, microbiology and pharmacology.
2. Patient and Doctor
The Patient and Doctor theme encompasses clinical knowledge and skills, clinical reasoning and clinical communication.
3. Population Medicine
The Population Medicine theme deals with population context of medical practice and prevention.
4. Personal and Professional Development
The Personal and Professional Development theme covers professionalism in accordance with the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia, the law in medicine, communication more broadly, ethics, medical humanities and related topics.
Research Methods is introduced in Stage 1 of the program. Students gain knowledge and understanding of research methods to be able to design, conduct and report on a small scale case series study independently.
Core content and a range of options enable students, depending on a background knowledge and skills, to focus on particular areas of research interest for a research or capstone project.
During Stage 2, students are required to plan a research or capstone project that they will conduct during Stage 3. The objective of the MD project is to give students the experience of developing, managing and reporting on a circumscribed project under supervision. Students will have a wide range of choices for their ‘MD Projects’, ranging from an advanced clinical assignment to a small research project. The ‘MD project’ will culminate in a written report or an article suitable for publication.
Roland, a current medical school student, speaks about his experience studying medicine at the Sydney Medical School.
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Prof. Bruce Robinson, dean of Sydney Medical School, discusses the School of Medicine.
The course is delivered in three ‘Stages’. Stages 1 and 2 comprise Years 1 and 2 respectively. Stage 3 comprises Years 3 and 4.
Stages 1 & 2
In Years 1 and 2, students work through 12 Blocks that cover all body systems from both basic science and clinical perspectives, with an emphasis on understanding the scientific foundations of clinical reasoning and clinical practice.
On passing the barrier examination at the end of Term I, students will undertake a 4 week Pre-Internship term (PrInt). During the PrInt term, students serve as supernumerary interns in preparation for their own internship.
The University of Sydney is deemed one of the world's top universities for medicine, biology and psychology. The university is ranked 17th in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013).
Respected as not only a provider of quality teaching but also as a leader in research, the Sydney Medical School attracts more than $200 million in competitive research funding from state, national and international bodies. Sydney Medical School's research covers full spectrum of diseases, with major programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, infectious diseases, mental health, neuroscience, maternal and child health, chronic disease and ageing.
Finally, Canadians love the location of this medical school! Situated in the heart of the city of Sydney, the University of Sydney provides a wonderful campus experience for international students!
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
The Sydney Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is accredited by the Australian Medical Council and and has been approved by the Medical Board.
In Canada, each province/territory is responsible for licensing physicians to practice medicine within its boundaries. Licensure to practice 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.
Students can apply to the University of Sydney Medical School if they have completed a bachelor's 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 the 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.NEW: Master's Degree by Coursework Sydney Medical School have decided to trial including the results from coursework master degrees in the calculation of the GPA. The trial will be limited to international applicants who are applying in 2013 for enrolment in Sydney medical program in 2014. During the trial, international applicants who hold a master's degree by coursework as well as a bachelor's degree will be permitted to either
Students must achieve a minimum performance in a medical school admissions test:
Most North American-based applicants choose to sit the Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT), although international applicants can complete either the MCAT or the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).
Sydney MBBS applicants must meet a minimum level of achievement in the admissions test to be eligible. The minimum score required for the MCAT for the 2014 intake is 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8.
Both the MCAT and GAMSAT tests are designed to assess
GAMSAT and MCAT results are valid for two years from the date the test is taken.
American students applying to Sydney Medical School are required to sit the MCAT.
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 medical program.
OzTREKK Note: There are no specific prerequisite undergraduate subjects required for admission into the Sydney medical program.
Total Number of Spaces: approximately 325
Total Number of Spaces for International Students: up to 80
Application deadline for the February 2014 intake: July 7, 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
University of Sydney Agent: OzTREKK educational services TP01544