The Doctor of Medicine is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities expected of leading junior doctors. There are two entry pathways: Provisional Entry (for school leavers) or Direct Entry (for university graduates). Across the program, students transition from studying specific cases in classes with a tutor to undertaking clinical placements in hospitals. Years 1 and 2 combine the study of basic and clinical sciences with training in research, ethics, public health and clinical skills. Years 3 and 4 involve undertaking clinical placements in a range of disciplines at a UQ clinical unit. For more information, visit Doctor of Medicine at UQ.
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY PATHWAY
The UQ Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is committed to diversifying the medical workforce. Our UQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctor of Medicine Admission Pathway (Provisional) encourages students with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background to apply. Specific requirements apply; see https://atsis.uq.edu.au/future-students/admission-pathways
BONDED MEDICAL PLACES
This UQ and Australian Government initiative aims to proactively improve health services and reduce doctor shortages outside metropolitan areas across Australia. In 2021, 28% of all Commonwealth-supported places will be allocated to this scheme. If you accept an offer under this scheme, in return you commit to work in an eligible regional, rural and remote area for a specified period after completion of the MD program. The commitment is referred to as a Return of Service Obligation (RoSO. Specific requirements apply; see https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/reformed-bonded-programshealth.
RURAL BACKGROUND STUDENTS
This UQ and Australian Government initiative aims to proactively widen UQ MD program access to applicants from rural and remote backgrounds. This initiative is designed to reduce doctor shortages and improve health services in rural and remote areas of Australia. In 2021, 28% of places will be designated to applicants who have lived for a minimum length of time in a rural area in Australia. Specific requirements apply; see future-students. uq.edu.au/apply/doctor-of-medicine.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a globally recognised postgraduate-entry program with a focus on early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research. Years 1 and 2 involve studying biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a series of patient-centred cases. Years 3 and 4 are organised around core medical disciplines and delivered across three clinical schools comprising hospitals, clinics and general practices in Queensland and the United States. Higher research opportunities are also available.
Inherent requirement to study medicine The MD Program Admission team is committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all applicants. We encourage all applicants to familiarise themselves with the Inherent Requirements to Studying Medicine in Australia and New Zealand before applying. Further information is available here: https://medicine-program.uq.edu.au/current-students/compulsory-program-requirements?p=5#5