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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

What’s so great about the Macquarie University Hospital?

Just three weeks ago we announced the new Doctor of Medicine program being offered at Macquarie University. The addition of the Macquarie MD now means that OzTREKK students now have eight medical programs to choose from!

What's so great about the Macquarie University Hospital?

Macquarie University Hospital is the only Australian private teaching hospital linked to a university (Image: Macquarie)

The Macquarie MD aims to provide students with a high-quality and innovative learning experience. With a small annual intake of 60 (40 domestic and 20 international), students will have access to impressive facilities and medical educators, researchers and clinicians.

What’s so great about the Macquarie University Hospital?

A hospital is a hospital, right? Well, not quite. Let us explain.

Along with the amazing—and paid for—clinical year in Hyderabad, India, MD students will also spend much of their time at the Macquarie University Hospital, which is Australia’s most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus. The hospital is co-located with the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and also houses medical services for students and staff. The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University is the fifth and newest faculty formed in 2014. It is also the only medical faculty in Australia to be linked to a not-for-profit private teaching hospital on its campus.

Macquarie University Hospital is a new, world-class medical facility revolutionising the Australian medical scene. With 187 beds, 16 operating theatres and state of the art equipment, Macquarie University Hospital attracts the best medical personnel and delivers an exceptional level of patient care.

Clinical programs include

Macquarie University Hospital is progressive hospital in which doctors and staff focus on providing care of the highest quality to every patient, and on leveraging technology in the pursuit of patient care, research and training.


Purpose of Macquarie University Hospital

To heal – At Macquarie University Hospital, leading doctors and nurses work together to provide the highest quality care using the latest medical technology. With 152 beds, 12 operating theatres and clinics in radiology, pathology, radiotherapy and oncology, the hospital provides services across a broad range of specialties.

To learn – Expert doctors at Macquarie University Hospital not only deliver the best care to patients, but also educate other doctors, passing on their valuable knowledge and experience. Many leading specialists teach at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, which is located next to the hospital and facilitates the learning of the next generation of specialists—MD and DPT students!

To discover – Medical treatments are constantly evolving. Macquarie University Hospital staff are committed to a process of improvement and advancement. Macquarie doctors not only use and teach the latest medical and surgical techniques, but also conduct research to discover better therapies, so that they can continue to deliver the most effective treatments. To do this, Macquarie University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences work together to conduct research into best clinical practice. Much of their research is based on the concept of “translational research,” a process of adapting scientific discoveries to become practical improvements in patient care at the bedside.

Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: October 5, 2017

Apply to the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine!


Find out more about the Doctor of Medicine program at Macquarie University! Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Introducing the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine!

Macquarie University has just announced the launch of its four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program, the Macquarie MD, with the first cohort of students expected in 2018.

Introducing the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine!

Learn more about the Macquarie Doctor of Medicine (Image: Macquarie University)

“Building on the success and great reputation of our hospital and clinics we felt the time was right to introduce a graduate medical program at Macquarie, the natural next step in our long-held commitment in advancing health. Alongside our Doctors In Training Program, this will enhance Macquarie’s suite of signature education and training programs in Australia’s only university-led academic health sciences centre. This is an important milestone for our long-held commitment to the advancement of healthcare, health education and research,” said Professor S Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor Macquarie University.

The Macquarie MD aims to provide students with a high-quality and innovative learning experience. With a small annual intake of 60 (40 domestic and 20 international), students will have access to impressive facilities and medical educators, researchers and clinicians.

After an extensive review, the program has now received formal approval and accreditation from the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and Medical Board of Australia (MBA). On its accreditation of the program the AMC commended the university’s ‘aim to develop a distinctive educational experience, linking learning and translational research to clinical activities.’

A significant component of learning will occur in Australia’s only university-owned and operated not-for-profit teaching hospital and academic health sciences centre, MQ Health, which combines excellence in clinical care with teaching and research.

Clinical Year in India

Recognising the value of international learning, the program features extended quality-assured clinical experiences abroad for all students including, core clinical placements and selective opportunities at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad, India in addition to clinical placement at MQ Health, the Northern Sydney Local Health District (primarily within the Royal North Shore Hospital) and the MindSpot Clinic in Sydney.

The AMC, who visited Apollo Hospital earlier this year, commended “the clinical learning opportunities available at Apollo Hospital, and the commitment of the hospital’s clinicians and administration to facilitate the student experience during this rotation.”

“Our aim is to train future leaders in healthcare, who are patient and safety focused, culturally responsive, globally aware and equipped to work within increasingly digital health systems. We are seeing increasing demand for and benefits from international health experiences in medical education. We aim to prepare our graduates for the predicted environments in which they will practice, to become globally engaged doctors who will be equipped to help improve the health of communities both here in Australia and around the world,” said Professor Patrick McNeil, Executive Dean Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Macquarie University.

Admission to the program will be highly competitive, with applicants needing to demonstrate a high level of achievement in tertiary study and the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), as well as completion of a number of prerequisites. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate relevant qualities and attributes for the program and profession through medical interviews.

Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: October 5, 2017

Admissions criteria

1. A completed a degree with a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0.

2. Completed the required prerequisites (or groups of units) in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.

3. Completed the MCAT or Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT). MCAT scores are required to be no more than two years old at the time of application and the minimum total score for applications to be considered is 500 (with a minimum of 125 in each section); or have achieved a minimum score of 50 in each GAMSAT section.

4. Provide a personal statement demonstrating their preparedness and capacity to attend the compulsory international clinical placements.

Apply to the Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine!


Would you like more information about studying at Macquarie University Medical School? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Monash Medical School graduate-entry applications are open for second round

Don’t miss out on your chance to study at Monash Medical School!

Earlier this year, the Monash Medical School application deadline was February 15, 2013, and the in-Canada interviews were held March 18 – 22, 2013.

The medical school at Monash University has just advised OzTREKK that the applications for the graduate-entry MBBS program are being reopened for the 2014 intake, as the Monash Medical School representatives will be in Canada in October to conduct interviews.

What does this mean for you?

This means that if you have completed a bachelor’s degree and missed the previous application deadline of February 15, you now have time to apply to Monash Medical School for the 2014 intake.

Round One

Application deadline: February 15, 2013
MCAT: Results by February 15, 2013 (at time of application)
Interviews: March 18 – 22, 2013

Round Two

Application deadline: September 27, 2013 (Please note that all application documents must arrive at the OzTREKK office by this date.)
MCAT: Registration by August 2; last sitting is August 16 for results by September 17
Interviews: October 28 (Toronto) and October 31 (Vancouver)

About the Monash Graduate-entry MBBS program

The Monash University graduate-entry medical program at the Gippsland* campus is four years in length and is only available to those applicants who have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree. 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.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: September 27, 2013

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians:

1. Grade Point Average (GPA)

Applicants will need to have achieved a weighted GPA or qualification of 5.0 (out of 7.0) The GPA is assessed on the last three full-time equivalent years of the most recent undergraduate degree undertaken. Successive years are weighted x1, x2 and x3, and so the greatest weight is given to the most recent results. Bonus points are given to applicants with PhD or Master’s by Research qualifications (0.2 and 0.1 respectively).

2. MCAT or GAMSAT Results

The MCAT (North American Medical College Admissions Test) is required for admission of international students into this course. Registration for MCAT must be completed by August 2 for a test sitting by August 16 with results released September 17.

Minimum MCAT requirement: 8/8/M/8  (8/8/8)

MCAT test results from January 2011 onward will be accepted.

3. Interview Results

Selection into the medical program is based upon a combination of the applicant’s aptitude test, academic studies, and performance in a multi-mini interview (MMI). This interview format allows the faculty to better determine applicants who possess the desired personal qualities required to succeed in the MBBS program at Monash University. The MMI format allows each applicant to be assessed by trained interviewers. MMI stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s relevant personal qualities including motivation, communication skills, critical thinking and ethical/empathetic reasoning.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 60

Number of Places Available for International Students: up to 20

Apply to Monash Medical School’s graduate-entry medical program!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake is Friday, September 27, 2013. (Please note that all application documents must arrive at the OzTREKK office by this date.)
  • Registration for MCAT must be completed by August 2 for a test sitting by August 16 with results released September 17.
  • Interviews will be held in Toronto on Monday, October 28, 2013, and in Vancouver on Thursday, October 31 (locations TBA).

*About the Gippsland Campus

Subject to final government approval, our Gippsland campus will join with the University of Ballarat to form a new university. Legislation was introduced to the Victorian Parliament to amend the University of Ballarat Act 2010, to change the name of the university to Federation University Australia from January 1, 2014.

What does this mean for current students enrolled at the Gippsland campus?

All students admitted to Monash University courses in and before 2013 at the Gippsland campus will remain Monash students until they have completed the academic course of study they enrolled in, subject to normal course progression. This includes students who have commenced Semester Two 2013. These students will be expected to remain at the Gippsland campus and should they successfully complete their course will graduate with a Monash University degree.

The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate entry program (course code 3952) will continue to be offered as a Monash University degree from the Gippsland campus. Enquiry and application procedures remain unchanged.

Find out more about the Monash University medical program. View a Monash University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Information for Canadian Applicants 2014 and 2015 entry.


Learn more about Monash University Medical School and the graduate-entry medical program, and about other Australian Medical Schools. Contact OzTREKK Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.