Medical Schools in Australia
School of Medicine Schools in Australia
Medical programs in Australia are offered at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Undergrad Medicine programs in Australia (those that are open to new highschool graduates) do not requrie MCAT (other tests may be required). Students with partial university study are also eligible to apply to undergrad entry programs (some restrictions apply). Interviews may be required.
Australian Graduate Entry Medicine programs will require students to have completed an undergrad degree (by the end of the previous year prior to entry) and also have completed MCAT test (completed within specified timeframes). Interviews are required, usually by invitation based on academic results and MCAT scores.
Following the successful completion of a Medical Program in Australia, graduates will be awarded with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Doctor of Medicine (DM) qualification. Graduates then enter the medical workforce in Australia, primarily in the major public teaching hospitals, and complete a 1-year internship program. It is only on the successful completion of this internship that junior doctors are eligible to receive full registration with the State Medical Board or Council (in Australia). In general, registration in one state of Australia entitles the doctor to registration in other states. Most junior doctors undertake an additional year of hospital training before commencing postgraduate medical training leading to specialization. Specialist medical training is carried out by the relevant specialty medical college in conjunction with the state public health system. This training is not conducted by universities.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact their local credentialing body for re-entry pathways.
All students interested in studying Medicine in Australia should contact KOM Consultants for full details on application processes.
Canadian Students: Students entering into the medical professional contact the Medical Council of Canada for their home country requirements and international credentialing. For information on pathways back to Canada after completing your medical degree in Australia, refer to the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials-Medicine website.
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