UQ Medical School admissions consultations

Are you ready to study at the UQ Medical School?


This August 2013, UQ Medical School representative Dr. Jennifer Schafer will be in Canada to host the admissions consultations for entry into the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery program.

University of Queensland Medical School
Study at the UQ Medical School

UQ MBBS program Director Dr. Jennifer Schafer is a graduate of the UQ Medical School. She is a general practitioner with more than 25 years of clinical experience, 15 years working with the media, and a career including medical teaching for patients, lay public, medical students, GP registrars, doctors and other health professionals, including eLearning. Her role with the University of Queensland includes leadership in the development and delivery of the MBBS program, particularly the Clinical Skills Program.

As the director for the UQ Medical School medical program, Dr. Schafer will be hosting the University of Queensland consultations in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto as part of the UQ Medical School Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery program admissions process.

The compulsory consultative in-person meeting with the UQ School of Medicine program director in Canada is part of the three-tiered admissions process. Along with meeting the key degree and MCAT score requirements, applicants must attend the one-on-one consultations with Dr. Schafer to determine an applicant’s suitability for the program and motivations for practicing medicine.

Applicants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the UQ Medical School program, clinicals, opportunities in Canada, licensing, internships in Australia and more. The consultations will be completed for applicants wishing to begin the program for the 2014 intake.

Consultation Schedule

Vancouver: Thursday, August 15
Edmonton: Saturday, August 17
Toronto: Monday, August 19; Tuesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 21

About the UQ Medical School


The UQ Medical School conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Designed to produce doctors able to meet the challenges of the new century, the curriculum captures the enthusiasm and maturity of its graduate entrants and help them develop into highly skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them.

The principles upon which the design of the UQ MBBS is based include an emphasis on the following:
- Problem-based learning (PBL) in a clinical context
- Self-directed, lifelong learning
- Critical evaluation of the scientific basis of medicine
- Integration of basic and clinical sciences throughout
- Bio-psychosocial approach to medicine
- Clinical training ab initio
- Communication skills and
- Personal and professional development


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