OzTREKK is the Canadian expert on medical schools in Australia. Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. We understand medical school admissions requirements and application procedures, and we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate-entry streams and graduate-entry streams. Each university's medical program has different entry requirements, so it is important to get as much information as possible before applying to medical school. OzTREKK is here to support you!
The title of the degree, "Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery" or MBBS as it is commonly known, suggests that they are two separate degrees; however, in practice, they are usually treated as one and awarded together. Professionals holding MBBS degrees are referred to by the courtesy title of "Doctor" and use the prefix "Dr."
Undergraduate-entry medical programs are typically five to six years in length, and allow students to enter a medical program directly from high school. Upon the completion of a six-year year medical degree, students complete a residency in their field of choice/specialization and then become licenced doctors.
The following Australian universities offer medical programs that students may enter directly from high school:
Bond University (this program is only open to Australian domestic citizens)
James Cook University
The University of Newcastle (this program is only open to Australian domestic citizens)
The University of Queensland
Please note that while Bond University and the University of Newcastle do offer undergraduate medical degrees, they are open only to domestic Australian students and are not available to international students.
If you have already completed post-secondary studies, you may wish to learn more about graduate-entry medical programs offered by medical schools in Australia. Please visit OzTREKK's postgraduate medicine page to learn more about Australian graduate-entry medical programs, including graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and Doctor of Medicine (MD).
In June of each year, OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing workshops across Canada, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These workshops 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.
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!
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Broghan Dean