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University of Adelaide Medical School Undergraduate Entry


KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative for the University of Adelaide in Australia. Canadian applications to the University of Adelaide’s Undergraduate Entry Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of surgery (MBBS) program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


University of Adelaide Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Overview

Medicine offers a lifetime of opportunities with a large variety of career options, both nationally and internationally. Rural Australia depends upon people who live and work outside the city and suburbs, and there are pathways designed for students with an interest in rural practice. Whether a student wants to become a general practitioner or a general surgeon, the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program will qualify students to pursue these specialties, and many others, after graduation. The progression of medical knowledge depends upon research, and the University of Adelaide can assist students whose interests lie in becoming a clinical researcher. The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program is designed to teach the art and craft of medicine to help students achieve their specific goals.

The School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide has the major share of responsibility for teaching within the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program. The School of Medicine incorporates the disciplines of acute care medicine, medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, psychiatry and surgery, and the Medicine Learning and Teaching Unit.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program continues to develop a greater focus on research. The ongoing success of the research agenda within all disciplines is significant and feeds directly into the high quality teaching program as the research success helps to reinforce the strong clinical credentials of many of the school’s members.

The School of Medicine relies heavily on clinical titleholders who perform a vast amount of the undergraduate teaching. Much of this is done on an honorary basis or included in hospital commitments. The School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide is represented by a group of highly successful researchers, a core of academic teachers and a large pool of enthusiastic and motivated clinical titleholders.

The School of Medicine has significant teaching activities at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Modbury Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital, as well as significant research activities on the Royal Adelaide Hospital campus, the Medical School and the Basil Hetzel Institute associated with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital


Course Structure

Course Structure

The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program is centred around the core elements of medical practice. These include ethical practice, patient and peer communication, clinical science, professionalism, teamwork, clinical skills, population health and preventative medicine.

Case-based, small-group learning (CBL) is the dominant learning mode during the early years of the MBBS curriculum. Learning is structured around clinical cases of the most common and important diseases. Lectures in the medical disciplines such as pathology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology are carefully staged throughout the CBL cases. In Year 1, MBBS students will also undertake two semesters of Fundamentals of Biomedical Science, and in Year 2, one semester of medical microbiology and immunology.

Because of the strong emphasis on professionalism, ethical practice and communication with patients and peers, MBBS students are introduced to medical professional and personal development in Year 1. This emphasis continues throughout all years of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program.

Throughout Years 4-6 MBBS students undertake core and elective clinical placements in teaching hospitals and community practice in both urban and rural locations. To further assist in preparing students for clinical attachments in Years 4-6, clinical practice tutorials in Years 1 and 2 are led by senior clinicians in a state-of-the-art clinical skills facility. In Year 3, clinical skills training is conducted primarily in the public teaching hospitals. The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide provides invaluable preparation for the clinical attachments in Years 4-6.


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Prerequisite subjects: one of Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology – taken at year 12 level
  • Ontario High School diploma with 85% / Alberta High School diploma with 90% (level 30 with exam mark) / BC Dogwood diploma with 73% (contact KOM for more information)
  • International Baccalaureate score minimum 33
  • Student with University study (partial or complete) are eligible to apply
  • Performance in PQA.  (tests held in Toronto – late July/early August)
  • Interview by invitation – based on GPA and PQA results.  Interviews held in Toronto via video conferencing in September/October
  • Outcomes issued mid October up to and including February of year of intake.  Acceptance required within 1 week of receiving offer

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

MBBS students are required to register with the Medical Board of Australia. This process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the legal 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.

Award Title:Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Length of Program:6 years
Prerequisites:Yes – see Entry Requirements
PQA Test Required:Required – see Entry Requirements
Interview:Required – see Entry Requirements
Applications Open:February
Application Deadline:30 June Australia time
Seats Available:tbc
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences