Sydney Medical School applications are open for the 2016 intake!
Sydney Medical School’s Doctor of MedicineUndertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Sydney MD at the University of Sydney Medical School is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.
The Doctor of Medicine program is a four-year professional postgraduate-entry course with three primary aims for graduates: excellent clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting. It includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Main round: Monday, July 6, 2015; October round: Monday, September 7, 2015
Entry Requirements for the Sydney Medical Program1. Performance in an undergraduate degree
Students can apply to the Sydney MD if they have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline, and have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement according to Sydney Medical School is equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.
Students from a wide variety of undergraduate studies are welcome and encouraged to apply. There are no specific prerequisite undergraduate subjects required for admission into the Sydney MD.
2. Performance in a medical admissions test – MCAT or GAMSAT
Students must achieve a minimum performance in a medical school admissions test:
Most North American-based applicants choose to sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), although international applicants can complete either the MCAT or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).
Applicants must meet a minimum level of achievement in the admissions test to be eligible. The minimum score required for the MCAT for the 2015 intake is 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8. Test results from January 2013 onward will be accepted for applications for the 2016 intake. American students applying to Sydney Medical School are required to sit the MCAT.
3. Performance in an online interview
The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney MD.