Doctor of Medicine

  • CRICOS code: 071304G

Where will this take me?


International recognition from a world-class, contemporary medical school awaits those who immerse themselves in this highly sought-after course. Designed specifically for future leaders, the Doctor of Medicine will guide you through your formative years of practice to a range of strong career pathways post-graduation.


Doctor of Medicine graduates lead by being different.

As a graduate of the Doctor of Medicine program, you will have access to many clinical and research-based opportunities, both locally and internationally. Graduates from the Doctor of Medicine degree are highly sought after in a variety of clinical, research and health leadership fields.

Based at the heart of Melbourne’s medical precinct, University of Melbourne students are ideally placed to take advantage of close relationships with top tier hospitals through the ‘clinical schools’ model. With access to the resources of multiple major institutions – including the Royal Melbourne, St Vincent’s and Austin Hospital, as well as strongly community-connected hospitals in northern and western Melbourne and rural Victoria – graduates have many opportunities to access exemplary resources and internship opportunities upon graduation.

As a student of the Doctor of Medicine program, you also have the opportunity to join Australia’s rural workforce. Through rural practice, you’ll see first-hand the effects of your service as a medical professional upon the local community.

As a member of the Doctor of Medicine cohort, you may be presented with the opportunity to complete a semester overseas. Many previous students have completed terms at some of the best schools in the world.

Other overseas opportunities include a four-week international elective focused on a clinical specialty of your choosing.

An internationally recognised qualification

Graduates of the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne leave with an internationally recognised qualification, ensuring quick acceptance to practice in many other countries. Those graduates who choose to practice in countries requiring extra accreditation often report excellent pass rates.


Adaobi Udechuku

Dr Adaobi Udechuku graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1990 (MBBS - now referred to as a Doctor of Medicine), Medicine.

She currently works as a perinatal psychiatrist and is a co-founder of GLOW; a contemporary, multidisciplinary clinic that supports the emotional health and wellbeing of women, their infants and families – from preconception to kindergarten.

Read more about her University of Melbourne experience and her work

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.