Hi I am an IB student in Hong Kong and is an Australian Citizen.
I want to apply to Australia Universities next year as an undergraduate local student.
I am confused with the system that Universities (which offer Medicine) operates.
Some universities offer MBBS as a postgraduate (Syndey) and some as undergraduate (UNSW) and some you have to study an undergraduate course in thier university before studying a postgraduate course in Medicine in their school.
I don't know which universities operates on which system. I mean in the third example, if i take a undergraduate course prior to a postgraduate Medical course, would i have to study for a longer duration as a result?
And also is there some ranking on the Medical Universities in Australia which i can refer to?
Thank you so much!
Becoming a Doctor in Australia Watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-07-2009 13:20
- 17-07-2009 10:13
This is quite a complicated issue. UNSW, UWS, Adelaide, UWA, JCU, Bond, UQ, Newcastle, Monash, UTas (hopefully I havent missed any) all have undergraduate medicine. Most if not all will require a stellar UAI and very good UMAT results, and a good interview. Some like Newcastle and Adelaide have the UAI or IB score as a hurdle requirement.
USyd, UMelb, UQ, Monash Gippsland, Griffith, Flinders and a few more have graduate medicine, meaning you need a prior degree usually in any discipline (Umelb requires some specific prerequisites). You need to do the GAMSAT, sit an interview (except for UQ and I think Unimelb) and get a good GPA.
Courses range from 4.5 years (bond) as they use a trimester system, to minimum of 7 years if you do grad med (3 yr bachelor, + 4 year MBBS).
Rankings mean nothing in Australia unlike other countries. A doctor from one university is the same as one from another university.