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Griffith University Medical School Undergraduate Entry

  

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

Overview

Griffith University Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science degree at Griffith University will help students take their first step on the road to becoming a doctor. Through a combination of problem-based learning, small group practical and clinical skills sessions, plus extensive clinical placements and considerable online support, medical students will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern. As a graduate, students will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.

Griffith Medical Science students will develop communication skills and learn about the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. Griffith students will take part in extensive clinical placements in healthcare facilities ranging from rural settings through to the new Gold Coast University Hospital. Medical students will also develop an understanding of the importance of lifelong learning, and learn how to be resourceful in seeking information and adapting to new technologies.

High-achieving secondary school leavers who have the commitment to study an intensive two-year degree, will be able to progress from the Griffith Bachelor of Medical Science program directly into our graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine degree. Medical students will need to achieve a GPA of at least 5.0 for the degree and achieve a minimum grade of Pass in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine in order to be eligible for the Doctor of Medicine.

In the first year, Griffith medical students will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science – anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, genes and disease, microbiology, physiology, molecular genetics and psychology.

In second year, students will study these areas in greater depth and take medically focused courses in immunology, infectious disease, pharmacology, metabolism, biochemistry, health, law and ethics and epidemiology. Griffith Medical Students will also have the opportunity to study a number of non-science courses from a broad range of offerings across the University.

Course Structure

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Medical Science program is an intensive two-year degree that will be offered full-time at the Gold Coast in on-campus mode. Intensive teaching periods and web-based courses will be available. The program is only offered in an accelerated mode and includes both winter and summer semesters. There will be no break between semesters for the duration of the program.

Completion of the Bachelor of Medical Science program with a GPA (calculated according to Graduate Medical Admissions Centre procedures) of at least 5.0 and a minimum grade of Pass in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine will see graduates gain seamless entry into the Doctor of Medicine program.

The type of place in the Doctor of Medicine program offered to Bachelor of Medical Science graduates who meet the requirements will be allocated according to the GPA achieved in the Bachelor of Medical Science taking into account individual preferences.

Provisional Entry into the Griffith Doctor of Medicine program

Completion of the Bachelor of Medical Science program with a GPA (calculated according to Graduate Medical Admissions Centre procedures) of at least 5.0 and a minimum grade of Pass in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine will see graduates gain seamless entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099) program.

The type of place in the Doctor of Medicine program offered to Bachelor of Medical Science graduates who meet the requirements will be allocated according to the GPA achieved in the Bachelor of Medical Science taking into account individual preferences.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Applications for 2022 intake are closed.  Please contact KOM for information on 2023 intake

2022 entry requirements 

  • Ontario OSSD grade average 94% in best six U,4U and/or U/C, 4M courses
  • Canadian Provincial High School diploma GPA of 94% in final year
  • IB score 39
  • NO TERTIARY STUDY PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO PROGRAM.  Eligible to apply up to 3 years past completion of High School studies (as long as there is no post secondary study)
  • Pre-requisite subjects: English
  • Assumed Knowledge: Maths B and one of Biology / Chemistry /Physics
  • Completion of BMS with GPA minimum 5 / 7 and Pass in “Human Skills for Medicine” course will see progression into Doctor of Medicine
  • Application deadline TBC

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

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 understands the process and requirements needed to enter the medical 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.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
Length of Program:2 years (6 semesters) followed by 4 year MD
Intake:next intake February 2023
Prerequisites:Yes – see Entry Requirements
Interview:Not required – see Entry Requirements
Application Deadline:TBC – rolling assessments
Number of Seats Available:approx 30 International Seats
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences / School of Medicine
Country:Australia