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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Prepare yourself for one of the most challenging and rewarding professions of all as a medical doctor. Gain the hands-on experience, advanced skills and knowledge to help you graduate ready for a successful medical career.

The UQ Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a postgraduate-entry program that is internationally renowned for our outstanding people, the diversity of our student intake, and the excellence of our education. Graduates are recognised for their social accountability, critical scientific thinking and drive to be global leaders in healthcare.

We have a rich and proud history, and have graduated more than 13,000 doctors. The MD program is designed to graduate doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings nationally and internationally. The curriculum has been developed to capture the enthusiasm and maturity of our graduate entrants. It is underpinned by our world-class teachers and experts in their chosen field of research, ensuring the training program is learner-centered, research-driven and evidence-based.

Your first and second years of the program combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context and a series of patient cases, each designed to help you learn the principles of basic and clinical science of health and disease within a relevant clinical context. Early patient contact and opportunities for clinical reasoning and research are embedded to help you develop advanced critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills that are required for safe, high quality clinical practice.

In your third and fourth years clinical placements are organised around core medical disciplines and across clinical schools comprising hospitals, clinics and general practices in metro and rural Queensland. You may also enhance your learning by undertaking a higher degree between second and third years.

Program highlights

  • Develop the advanced critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills required for safe, high-quality clinical practice.
  • Integrated, case-based learning with early patient contact.
  • Incorporate research into your medical degree.
  • Accredited by the Australian Medical Council and recognised by the Medical Board of Australia.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • General practitioner
  • Surgeon
  • Patient assessor
  • Public health manager
  • Clinical academic
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • International aid worker
  • Defence force member

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Entry:GPA of 5 in a key degree, GAMSAT or MCAT (international applicants) and interview. GAMSAT must be completed within 2 years prior to the year of commencement and MCAT 3 years. Applicants must achieve a min. score in the GAMSAT (50 per section) or MCAT (504). GAMSAT/MCAT and GPA will be used to rank for an invite to interview. Entry is competitive based on GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and interview score. The key degree must be completed within 10 years prior to commencement.
Read more about our COVID-19 contingency plans for international applicants here

Provisional Entry (available to students completing Year 12 in the year of application): OP1 or Rank99, Year 12 or equivalent English, and UCAT ANZ or ISAT (international applicants). UCAT ANZ/ISAT will be used to rank for an invite to interview. Entry is competitive based on OP/Rank, UCAT ANZ/ISAT and interview score.To progress to the MD, students must complete their first degree at UQ within the min. time specified for the program, GPA of 5 and complete 2 subject prerequisites.

  • Course Code: 080921G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 324608 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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