Doctor of Medicine

  • CRICOS code: 071304G

Course overview

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


Launched in 2011 as the first Australian medical course at masters level , the Melbourne MD created a new benchmark in 21st century medical education.

Ten years later, it was time to once again take the educational lead by introducing our redesigned MD course, offering unprecedented levels of flexibility to those beginning their medical career.

Designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are committed to professional training, the Melbourne MD supports both the personal and professional development of each individual. The redesigned course aims to produce high quality medical professionals who can thrive in complex environments and be the leaders of change.

It delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of internship and an increasingly diverse medical career. With an emphasis on choice and customisation, the Melbourne MD allows students to build their own future.

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 commences in 2022 with 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 in 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 and continuing commitment to rural life. Applications for these 15 places will be made directly to the University of Melbourne. For more information on the application process for the Rural Pathway please see the How to Apply section.

For more information, please see the Rural Pathway page.

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 research experiences of our students.