Career Pathways

Become a doctor

Thrive in complex environments and be a leader of change

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How long will it take?

3 years Bachelor degree
4 years Doctor of Medicine

Why study with us?

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a four-year graduate medical degree that provides a fresh approach to medical training.

Designed for academically excellent students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are committed to professional training, passionate about health, biosciences and caring for people.

This unique MD recognises both the personal and professional development of each student.

Where will this take me?

Career outcomes

  • General medical practice
  • Health research
  • Policy

Professional accreditation

Throughout the Doctor of Medicine program, you will complete clinical and rural placements across a number of areas to gain experience across the industry. You will work with leading practitioners, researchers and institutions.

  • Australian Medical Council
  • Provision registration with the Medical Board of Australia

What can I study?

What are the study options?

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First you must meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

    2. Graduate degree

    The Doctor of Medicine also has specific entry requirements to be considered for entry.

    Applicants applying for standard entry must also complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) and a Multi Mini Interview (MMI).

    Other entry pathways

    Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

    Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

    Discover more about Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars


    The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

    Find a scholarship that's right for you

    Guaranteed entry

    Guaranteed entry means you’ll have the peace of mind of a secure graduate pathway with us without having to make any big decisions from Year 12. You will also be able to leave Melbourne with an undergraduate qualification if you decide further study isn’t right for you.

    Discover more about guaranteed entry

    Looking for personalised advice?

    Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

    Why study at the University of Melbourne

    Industry-ready skills

    Industry-ready skills

    Develop your skills on real people, while being supervised by fully trained practitioners in our teaching clinics. Graduate with confidence and the skills required to be career ready.

    Taught by leading experts

    Taught by leading experts

    MDHS staff work with our industry partners to assist our students in their transition into a career in health and make significant contributions to our teaching and research programs.

    Connect with industry

    Connect with industry

    You''ll attend an annual medical conference which will provide opportunities to interact with leaders in research, policy and clinical healthcare.

    Talk to us

    Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.