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Flinders University Medical School Undergraduate Entry

  

KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative of Flinders University in Australia. Canadian applications to Flinders University’s Undergraduate Entry Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Overview

Flinders University Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine

This pathway for international students to the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine is being introduced in 2014 for 2015 commencement.

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine is only available to school leavers. Applicants must have completed year 12 (or equivalent) and must not have a record of study at higher education level.

Successful applicants to the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine will be guaranteed Flinders University housing on site at the Flinders campus.

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences Course overview

If you have completed Year 12 and wish to study medicine, Flinders University now offers you a unique pathway. The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences enables you to enter the university’s internationally renowned medical course without having to complete a separate undergraduate degree first. Through this pathway you can complete a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences combined with the Doctor of Medicine in six years.

In the first two years, you will undertake studies in Clinical Sciences with either a Medical Science or Health Sciences focus. These studies provide the preparation for entry to the four year Doctor of Medicine component.

Subject to passing all topics in these first two years and gaining a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 (Credit average) you will then undertake the four-year graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Flinders Medical School

Why study the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University?

  • The two years of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences provides students with tailored preparation for the Doctor of Medicine and other careers in medical science.
  • Flinders University have a strong profile in medicine both nationally and internationally, and continue to be at the forefront of innovation in teaching and research.
  • Flinders University School of Medicine set new standards for student placements and are leaders in the field of rural and remote health.
  • During the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine you can take advantage of Flinders University’s strong partnerships with affiliated healthcare institutions and industry.
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine students will benefit from the expertise of Flinders University’s clinical tutors, have regular access to patients, and use the resources of our clinical skills and simulation laboratories.
  • The School of Medicine at Flinders University has a reputation as one of the most progressive medical schools in Australia. Located within the Flinders Medical Centre, the Flinders University School of Medicine provides a cooperative, supportive environment that enables MD students to work in small groups while undertaking problem-based learning (PBL) and building your hands-on clinical skills.
  • Flinders University offers an undergraduate pathway through a Clinical Sciences stream in the Bachelor of Medical Science. You will undertake the first two years of an undergraduate degree and by maintaining a GPA of at least 5, you will be guaranteed entry to the Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University. On completion, graduates are awarded with a Doctor of Medicine.
  • The Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University is an integrated program that provides an alternative to the traditional pathway from secondary school to a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. Students graduate with a Doctor of Medicine that is comparable to the 6 year MBBS programs for school leavers and is recognized by the World Health Organization.

Medicine at Flinders University

The Flinders Medical School was the first in Australia to develop a 4 year graduate entry medical program in 1996 as an alternative to traditional 5-6 year MBBS courses for school leavers. This was an opportunity to rethink curriculum design and the way in which medical students are selected. Now the majority of Medical School places in Australia are graduate-entry, and Flinders University graduate entry medical school has been renamed a Doctor of Medicine (MD). Flinders University has also subsequently reintroduced an undergraduate pathway for a small number of the best performing secondary school leavers through its double degree, the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences / Doctor of Medicine.

“Tradition” at Flinders University Medical School involves building on the strengths of our widely-adopted curriculum via continued review and innovation to create or capture the best new ideas in medical education.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • High school average of 90%, no specific prerequisites.
  • Those with tertiary results (at time of application) are not eligible to apply
  • ISAT
  • Should include details of paid/volunteer/extracurricular activities
  • In person interview in Toronto or Vancouver, or by Skype if necessary
  • Pass all BCS courses with credit average to proceed to MD

Time Line

15 February 2016 – applications open                                                                             July/August 2016 – second/third round interviews
19 April 2016 – first round assessments                                                                         14 November 2016 – fourth round assessment (if spots available)
May 2016 – first round interview
30 June 2016 – second round assessments                                                                   Applications are considered at each point if all documents have been
1 August 2016 – third round assessments                                                                       received/submitted

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

All medical students are registered with the Medical Board of Australia, which has responsibility for ensuring that all persons permitted to practice medicine in Australia should be fit and proper persons to maintain professional standards. Students in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine course will be registered once they commence the Doctor of Medicine component of the course.

In Canada, provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities have the responsibility to confer licences to physicians. The Medical Council of Canada plays an important role in the assessment of potential physicians in Canada. This assessment includes national qualifying examinations and satisfactory completion of acceptable postgraduate training. It is the responsibility of the medical school graduate to contact the provincial body for regulations and requirements.

KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Clinical Sciences / Doctor of Medicine
Length of Program:2 years followed by 4 year Doctor of Medicine
Intake:February
Prerequisites:see below
Eligibility:Those with tertiary study (at time of application) are not eligible for the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences
Interview:if meet requirements will be invited to interview
Applications Open:February
Application Dates:29 June 2016
Seats Available:Approx 30 international places
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Country:Australia