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Course overview

  • 4 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January

Overview

As the first Australian professional entry masters level program, the Melbourne MD creates a new benchmark in 21st century medical education.

Designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are committed to professional training, this unique MD recognises both the personal and professional development of each individual.

The degree builds on prerequisite knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry acquired through undergraduate study. It delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of a high quality medical internship. There are three clinical school zones involved with the MD course and individual hospitals within each zone.

Rural Pathway

As part of the University of Melbourne’s commitment to rural health, the Melbourne Medical School in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will be offering a Rural Pathway option to the Doctor of Medicine, where training for the entire degree will be conducted in rural Victoria.

The first intake will commence in 2022 and there will be a total of 30 Commonwealth-Supported places (Bonded Medical Places) offered admission into the Doctor of Medicine through the rural pathway.

15 places will be reserved each intake for graduates of La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medical) degree, based in Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga. Students must apply through VTAC or UAC and enquiries should be directed to La Trobe University. A further 15 places will be available for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and are able to demonstrate their rural origins. The application process for these 15 places is yet to be confirmed and will be advised in the coming months.

Strong partnerships

As one of the world's premier medical and research institutions, the Melbourne Medical School has strong partnerships with outstanding hospitals in the public and private sectors as well as some of Australia's leading medical research institutes. Exciting new developments in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases will enrich the experience of our students.

Towards 2022: The new Doctor of Medicine

The 21st century requires medical graduates who can thrive in complex environments and be the leaders of change. That’s why we are redesigning the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, for launch in 2022.