UQ School of Medicine celebrates 80 years

In 2016, the UQ School of Medicine will celebrate 80 years of medicine. It’s an auspicious occasion and a great opportunity to stop and reflect on their long and distinguished history of health and medical leadership and the features that makes UQ one of the world’s great medical schools.

UQ Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and research in Queensland, with the country’s largest medical degree program. The UQ MD is case-based learning program includes graduate-entry and high school-leaver entry streams. UQ also offers early exposure to clinical training, and a vast array of opportunities to extend learning through special projects, research experience and clinical placements overseas.



Why study the UQ Doctor of Medicine?

The UQ Doctor of Medicine is a postgraduate medical program designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings.

Years 1 and 2 combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context, focused around a series of patient-centred cases, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research training are embedded to develop advanced clinical skills and medical knowledge required for evidence-based clinical practice.

In Years 3 and 4 clinical placements are organised around 10 core medical disciplines delivered across 11 clinical schools (hospitals) in Queensland, Brunei and United States.

UQ School of Medicine
Learn more about the UQ School of Medicine

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. This program can fill quickly!

Entry requirements for the UQ Medical Program

1. Performance in a key degree within the last 10 years. The GPA will be based on the student’s most recently completed key degree. A key degree is a bachelor’s degree, honours degree, master’s degree (coursework or research) or a PhD. Applications must meet a minimum average to be eligible. For the 2017 intake, an applicant must have a minimum average of 5.0 on UQ’s scale of 7.0 (65%) to apply.

2. Performance in the North American Medical College Admission Test (MCAT or GAMSAT). Applications must meet a minimum of 8/8/8 or an overall score of 496 on the MCAT to be eligible. UQ will accept MCAT scores with one ‘7’ score, as long as there’s no more than one ‘7’, nothing less than a ‘7’, and meets the total requirement of 24.

Only completed applications (including MCAT results) will be assessed. By sitting the MCAT sooner, you are potentially increasing your chances of program spots being available when your application is complete.

MCAT test results from January 2014 onward will be accepted for the 2017 intake.

3. Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ School of Medicine program director, in person, in Canada. Consultations will be one-on-one meetings with the UQ School of Medicine program director to determine your suitability for the program and motivations for practicing medicine. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the UQ medical program, clinicals, opportunities in Canada, licensing, internships in Australia, etc.

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