Why choose Sydney Medical School?

Have you applied to Sydney Medical School for the 2017 intake? Aced your interview? Waiting for your offer?

Why choose Sydney Medical School?
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If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested to know that Sydney Medical School welcomes students from all over the world to study in their MD program. The school is committed to maintaining a strong international focus in its education programs and in research, and the faculty and university as a whole strive to provide strong support to ensure that international students get the most out of their university experience at Sydney.

Facts and figures for the 2016 intake

  • Male: 52%
  • Female: 48%
  • Average age at enrolment: 24 years
Of the international cohort, 50% are Canadian students!

The medical school is ranked
  • 17th in the medicine category of the 2016 QS World University Rankings (number 1 in Australia!);
  • 33rd in the clinical, pre-clinical and health category of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016;
  • at 5 (highest ranking) in Excellence in Research for Australia ratings for public health and health services.
The University of Sydney recently recorded a Sydney MD information evening for everyone interested in learning more about their program. Hear from current students and professors and discover why the Sydney Medical School is the number 1 medical school in Australia! If you’ve applied, but wish to know a little more and get the inside info, this is for you!


Sydney Medical School – Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Sydney MD is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

Sydney Medical School aims to produce medical graduates who are committed to rational, compassionate health care and medical research of the highest quality. The Doctor of Medicine program encourages enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds—you don’t need to have a Bachelor of Science! Here’s a breakdown of the Sydney MD students’ first degrees:

Arts/Social Science 5%
Biological Science 28%
Commerce/Economics 3%
Engineering 4%
Health 3%
Human Biosciences 28%
Law 1%
Math Science 1%
Medicine 4%
Music Studies 2%
Nursing 3%
Pharmacy 3%
Physical Science 6%
Physiotherapy 1%
Psychology 4%
Other 4%

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 4 years

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