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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Poutine, snow, and Monash Medical School seminars

It’s not all that often that we get an Australian university faculty visit in our tiny town of Perth! OzTREKK recently had the pleasure of hosting Julie Baxter and Kerri Mott from the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, visiting Canada for the first time for the Monash Medical School seminars and interviews.

Poutine, snow, and Monash Medical School seminars

Julie Baxter and Kerri Mott, and their first Eastern Ontario snowfall!

Jaime had the chance to take them out on the town and out to a local pub, O’Reilly’s. Here, Kerri and Julie got the chance to chow down on some regular Canadian poutine, which they quite enjoyed!

Not only was this their first time making the trip to Perth, and getting into some poutine, they had another “first” while here, too. It ended up snowing on Oct. 27, which is crazy, but I think they both really enjoyed it! Amanda had actually advised Julie a few weeks back that simply bringing along a “light jacket” would do. Surprise!

The Monash ladies arrived in the OzTREKK office the next morning bundled up from their walk over. After getting down to medical school business, the whole office sat down for some morning tea!

After tea and visiting, we were well into the afternoon and the ladies had to head out to catch their train! I think it’s definitely possible that Kerri and Julie may make the trip back again—hopefully with some better weather for them next time, perhaps more permanently as there was talk of peeking in local real estate office windows!

We would be happy to welcome them back any time!

Courtney Frank
Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer

Monash Medical School Information Sessions

Discover more about your study options! Monash Medical School and OzTREKK are pleased invite you to the medicine info sessions being held in Toronto and Vancouver, November 1 and 3.

Experience world-class education taught by one of the best medical schools in the world. Find out how by attending a Monash Medical School seminar this November. Be sure to RSVP!

University of Toronto
Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Date: Nov. 3, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

RSVP: http://study.oztrekk.com/monash-medicine-nov-2016/

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For more information about these seminars and about the new medical degree at Monash Medical School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Don’t miss the Monash Medical School seminars in Canada

If you’ve been considering studying medicine, you know how competitive getting into a Canadian medical school can be. But have you considered undertaking a medical degree at an Australian Medical School? Did you know that Australian medical schools rank comparatively to Canadian medical schools?

Monash Medical School Information Sessions

Discover more about your study options! Monash Medical School and OzTREKK are pleased invite you to the medicine info sessions being held in Toronto and Vancouver, November 1 and 3.

Don't miss the Monash Medical School seminars in Canada!

You CAN study medicine at one of the best medical schools in the world!

Join us to find out more about

  • Monash University
  • Monash Medical School
  • the new Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine program
  • admissions requirements
  • applying from high school
  • applying from university
  • application deadlines
  • interviews
  • accreditation process
  • and much more!

Experience world-class education taught by one of the best medical schools in the world. Find out how by attending a Monash Medical School seminar this November. Be sure to RSVP!

University of Toronto
Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Date: Nov. 3, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.

RSVP: http://study.oztrekk.com/monash-medicine-nov-2016/

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For more information about these seminars and about the new medical degree at Monash Medical School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Monash medical students enable emergency department research

Monash University medical students worked tirelessly recently to undertake a research study to help determine why parents bring their children to the emergency departments (EDs) at Monash Health.

The first of its kind, the study will link the advice sought prior to ED presentation, triage categories, reasons for presenting and the outcomes of ED attendance.

Monash medical students enable emergency department research

Fourth-year students Mariam Hassan, Neda So and Eliott with her mother in ED (Photo: Monash University)

Led by Monash Paediatric Emergency Department’s Associate Professor Simon Craig, the study was carried out over one week from 15 to 22 June in the EDs at Monash Medical Centre (MMC) and Casey Hospital.

“Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our medical students, more than 950 patient surveys were completed in just one week. Without their help, we couldn’t have done this study,” said Associate Professor Craig.

Coordinated and rostered by final-year Monash Medical School student Scott McNeil, 48 students volunteered to work a combination of day, evening and night shifts to ensure 24/7 coverage of the two hospitals for the whole study period—and in their holidays no less!

“Our students did a fantastic job, entering the data pretty much in real time,” said Associate Professor Craig.  “We hope that this sort of research model may be useful for future studies, not only in the ED but in the rest of the hospital as well.”

Participation in the study was 100% voluntary, and all medical students were recruited through the Monash University Paediatric Promotion, Interest and Training Society (MUPPITS) Facebook page.

“Student involvement was vital to the project,” said MUPPITS Chair Scott McNeil.

“In order to gain the required study participants, we had twenty-four-hour presence in both emergency departments at MMC and Casey, allowing us to get real-time data.

“Without the large number of students sacrificing their holidays, we couldn’t have achieved it,” said Scott.

Most medical students don’t have time to complete a full research project from beginning to end and Associate Professor Craig was keen to give the students a taste of research.

“The students experienced how data is collected in ‘real life,’ with all of the challenges of approaching patients and families, asking questions and data entry,” said Associate Professor Craig.

“They were also exposed to a large amount of time in the ED—a great opportunity to see how the department really works.”

Fourth-year medical student Mariam Hassan said being involved in the study was a terrific opportunity to see first-hand how research works. Mariam and fellow student Neda So volunteered to cover the ED for the project from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., their first night shift experience.

“It was really interesting to see the patient experience and how ED operates at night,” said fourth-year medical student Neda.

“As well as contributing to this research and helping Associate Professor Craig with the project, we’re getting great clinical and teaching experience.”

The results of the study will be used to plan future services at Monash Children’s Hospital.

New Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine at Monash University

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors to give students the scientific background and clinical expertise to ensure that graduates are prepared for their future as a doctor.

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 1 – February 5, 2016; Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash Medical School!

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Learn more about the new medical degree at Monash University Medical School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

What is the Canadian Resident Matching Service?

About Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is an impartial, not-for-profit organization that provides a fair and transparent online process to match medical students and residents with medical residency positions throughout Canada.

What is the Canadian Resident Matching Service?

Learn more about studying at a medical school in Australia (Photo credit: Monash University)

In operation since 1970, CaRMS has built its reputation on providing an orderly, reliable match service that students and medical faculties can trust. With the tools and resources CaRMS offers, medical students and residents can decide where to train and program directors can select suitable applicants.

CaRMS plays a highly valued role in supporting and enhancing the excellence of the Canadian health care education system and strives to ensure that all of the processes in the matching program meet the highest standards for accuracy, transparency, fairness and equity.

The Match Algorithm

CaRMS uses a globally recognized and award-winning algorithm to match students into postgraduate medical training programs throughout Canada. The Match Algorithm is licensed from the Canadian-based National Matching Services Inc. and has been used to conduct medical residency matches in North America for over 50 years. The Match Algorithm, known as the Roth-Peranson algorithm, was designed by Alvin Roth and NMS President Elliott Peranson and was key to Roth winning the Nobel Prize for economics in 2012.

Consider studying at an Australian medical school

If you have graduated from a medical school in Australia, you need to apply to CaRMS if you want a medical residency in Canada. Australian medical school graduates who have applied for a residency in the match have fared very well in the past. In fact, according to CARMS, Australian medical graduates have the best match rates returning to Canada than any other country in the world!

  • Medical training at a world-class educational institution
  • Similar health care system to Canada
  • Similar health care issues to Canada, reflected in their curriculum and training
  • Cultural alignment between our countries

OzTREKK is the most trusted source of information for international students looking at studying medicine in Australia. We are the experts in admission requirements and application procedures to Australian medical schools, and we guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate-entry streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation.

Check out the following Australian medical schools:

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. We’re here to help—every step of the way!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Why study medicine at Monash?

Did you know that Monash University Medical School is currently ranked 39th in the world for medicine according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2016?

It’s true. There are a lot of reasons why studying medicine or health sciences at Monash is a great choice!

Monash has announced that the combined Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine degree will replace the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) MBBS program as of 2017 entry. The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) is an internationally recognised, higher level qualification and has been accredited by the Australian Medical Association.

Monash will continue to offer the 5-year direct-entry medical program (from high school), as well as the 4-year graduate-entry program, with the same number of places available in both courses.

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 1 – February 5, 2016; Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash University Medical School!

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Learn more about the medicine program at Monash. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com for more information.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Monash Associate Professor wins Woman in Medicine Award

Emergency medicine physician and leading public health campaigner, Monash University Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton has won the 2016 AMA Woman in Medicine Award, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) has announced.

The Australian Medical Association presents the Award each year to a female medical practitioner who has made a significant contribution to the medical profession.

Monash Associate Professor wins Woman in Medicine Award

Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton (Photo: Monash University)

“This is a great honour and one that leaves me feeling surprised and delighted,” said Associate Professor Egerton-Warburton. “I am very aware of the extraordinary women who have received this award before me and I’m deeply honoured to be counted among them.

“As well as my many professional colleagues that I have worked with, I want to thank all the staff at ACEM who do such outstanding work supporting emergency medicine and emergency physicians throughout Australia and New Zealand.”

Associate Professor Egerton-Warburton became an emergency physician in 1997.

She has taken leading roles in clinical and academic practice, teaching and patient advocacy over the course of her career and since 2011 has been Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Innovation at Monash Health.

As Chair of the ACEM Public Health Committee Associate Professor Egerton-Warburton has been involved in numerous projects aimed at driving positive change in the Australian healthcare system, including research into the effect of alcohol on emergency departments.

In 2014 she was lead researcher on a study that gained widespread public attention, revealing that one out of eight patients in Australian emergency departments attended as a result of the harmful use of alcohol.

“Diana is always motivated by her passion for delivering better healthcare to her patients,” said Professor Anthony Lawler, ACEM President. “This is evident through all her work, including her contributions to medical research and excellence in clinical and academic practice, her leadership roles in public health projects and her tireless work as a patient advocate.

“She’s an inspirational emergency physician and this award is well deserved.”

The award is the latest in a series of recent honours for Associate Professor Egerton-Warburton.

Her contribution to the field of medical education and medical training was recognised in 2013 when she was awarded the ACEM Teaching Excellence Medal. In 2015 she was a co-recipient of the ACEM Edward Brentnall Award which is made annually to an ACEM Fellow or trainee for a published paper relating to public health or disaster.

In 2015 she was also co-recipient of the Silver Medal at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards for her study of used IV cannula.

In giving the Award, the AMA noted that Associate Professor Egerton-Warburton had made excellent contributions to emergency medicine and public health as well as being involved with education and medical publishing.

New Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine at Monash University

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors to give students the scientific background and clinical expertise to ensure that graduates are prepared for their future as a doctor.

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 1 – February 5, 2016; Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash Medical School!

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Learn more about the new medical degree at Monash University Medical School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Introducing the new Monash University Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

The Monash University Medical School is internationally recognised for providing a world-class education with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to medical training.

Monash Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

Learn more about the new Monash Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree

From MBBS to MD

Monash has announced that the combined Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine degree will replace the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) MBBS program as of 2017 entry. The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) is an internationally recognised, higher level qualification and has been accredited by the Australian Medical Association.

This new Monash medical program has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors in order to give students the scientific background and clinical expertise needed for a successful career as a doctor.

Deputy Dean of the MD program Professor Michelle Leech explained that “the new program will be focused as before on preparing graduates for medical practice with a strong focus on patient safety as well as enhanced research and professional practice skills to equip Monash graduates to improve the health of our communities locally and globally.”

The Monash MD has been accepted as a minor change by the Australian Medical Council. Students who commence the MD will undertake a Scholarly Intensive Project in the final year of the course. Medical students will undertake traditional research activities as well having the opportunity to increase learning opportunities around clinical and professional practice. The existing excellent Monash final-year Patient Safety (Intern Preparation unit) will be further enhanced with extended learning outcomes. An intensified research methods learning kit will be embedded in the university’s theme 2 (Population Health and Society), which is already well recognised for educational leadership in evidence-based practice of medicine.

Monash will continue to offer the 5-year direct-entry medical program (from high school), as well as the 4-year graduate-entry program, with the same number of places available in both courses.

The entry and selection requirements for both programs will also remain unchanged.

About the Monash Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine

The Monash University Medical School’s graduate-entry degree will focus on four themes:

Theme 1
Theme focus: Personal attributes and qualities needed as a medical student and, ultimately, a medical practitioner

Theme II
Theme focus: The social, environmental and behavioural contexts of illness and the practice of medicine, especially in rural and remote areas, and population and global health

Theme III
Theme focus: Human systems, and through them, the development of the knowledge and concepts that underpin both the basic medical sciences and in the clinical sciences

Theme IV
Theme focus: The whole range of clinical skills and the development of defined clinical competencies

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 1 – February 5, 2016; Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash Medical School!

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Find out more about the new Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Australian medical school rankings 2016

There are medical schools here in Canada. So why do so many Canadians consider studying at an Australian medical school?

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study medicine in Australia!

Because Australia and Canada share

  • a similar medical system;
  • a similar medical education; and
  • similar medical issues.

Australian medical schools offer high-quality education and clinical training in an amazing setting! Studying medicine in Australia is a great experience and really helps students appreciate the worldwide aspect of health, since many clinical placements are offered around the globe.

Another great reason to study in Australia is because of their incredible world rankings. The QS World University Rankings has recently released its 2016 rankings by subject, and here are the basics regarding how our Australian medical schools stacked up:

World Medical School Rankings 2016

Australian Medical Schools
Canadian Medical Schools
13th University of Toronto
27th McGill University
28th University of British Columbia
33rd McMaster University
(4 OzTREKK Australian medical schools in top 50)
(4 Canadian medical schools in top 50)
QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2016

Undergraduate- versus Graduate-entry Medical Programs

Undergraduate Entry: Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter directly from high school. 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.

JCU Medical School offers an undergraduate-entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in north Queensland, Australia.

Monash University Medical School’s undergraduate-entry program provides a great pathway for students who are looking to gain entry into medical school directly from high school.

Graduate Entry: 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.

The following Australian medical schools offer a medical program at a graduate-entry level, which are similar to those medical programs offered in Canada and the United States:

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For more information about studying at an Australian medical school, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Students shine at Monash medicine, nursing, and health sciences awards night

One hundred thirty students from across all disciplines were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at the annual Prize Night, hosted by the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences recently in the Australian Synchrotron. The event, which contributes to creating an environment where excellence is promoted, expected and recognised, was also used as an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity and ongoing support of prize donors.

Monash Medical School

Louisa Selvadurai and Nathaniel Lizak (Photo credit: Monash University)

Louisa Selvadurai received four prizes for her work in the Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours) researching Friedreich’s ataxia, an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system.

“My Honours year was very competitive and intense so to receive these awards is just such a wonderful feeling. I am also very excited that I got accepted in the Doctor of Psychology at Monash which will give me an opportunity to continue working on the research from my Honours year with the same supervisors,” she commented.

Nathaniel Lizak received three prizes for his outstanding achievements in his third year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

“It is great that all the hard work I put into this has paid off,” he said. “In the future I can see myself continue with my medical training and do a PhD further down the track. The translation of research into clinical practice is what I am passionate about.”

Monash University Medical School Program

The Monash University Medical School’s graduate-entry degree emphasizes clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals. 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 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash Medical School!

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Learn more about the MBBS program at Monash University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Monash Medical School student wins Young Australian of the Year award

Monash Medical School congratulates Robert Gillies of Monash University’s Central Clinical School for being awarded Young Australian of the Year 2016.

Monash Medical School

Robert Gillies of Monash University’s Central Clinical School (Photo credit: Monash University)

Undertaking three university degrees simultaneously, leading an orchestra and playing for a number of sporting clubs would leave most people exhausted, but not Robert Gillies. He’s also found the time to devote himself to social enterprises that make a difference to some of the most vulnerable citizens.

When he’s not studying for his Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, his Master of Public Health or Diploma in Philosophy, Robert can be found helping those experiencing homelessness. A co-founder of Conscious Creative Incorporated, Robert is determined to change negative attitudes towards homelessness through his charity clothing store ‘HoMie’.

As Executive-Director of Yarra Swim Co, Robert is reviving the historic ‘Race to Princes Bridge’ and leading the push for a swimmable Yarra River. He’s worked as an HIV researcher and served as a director for charities preventing poverty overseas and in remote Indigenous communities. Enthusiastic and determined, Robert is a role model for young Australians wanting to make the world a better place.

Monash University Medical School Program

The Monash University Medical School’s graduate-entry degree emphasizes clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals. 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 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 1 – February 5, 2016; Round 2 – September 27, 2016

Apply to Monash Medical School!

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Find out more about the MBBS program at Monash! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.