Doctor of Medicine

Course summary

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, who are well prepared to commence vocational training in any area of medicine. We offer a four-year course using a combination of face to face teaching and learning sessions, clinical placements, blended and online learning, and self-directed learning. The course has a strong focus on regional, rural and remote health care so many clinical placements are in those locations. 

No preference is given to any particular undergraduate degree.

Information on how to apply for this degree is available on the Graduate School of Medicine website.

Medical practitioners from UOW local communities and other health practitioners are involved in all aspects of the MD degree, delivered using a range of teaching-learning approaches:

  • clinical teaching in metropolitan, regional or rural locations including hospitals, clinics, general practice and community health settings
  • small group learning activities and group work
  • seminars, workshops and tutorials 

The MD aims to prepare graduates with knowledge of medical and systems sciences, Indigenous health, health advocacy and clinical practice skills, meeting professional, legal and ethical requirements of the medical profession. 

Course information

Study area

Graduate School of Medicine, Health & Medicine, Research

Campus

Wollongong, Shoalhaven

Course Code

1646

Duration

4 years full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

089196C

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Information on how to apply for this degree is available on the Graduate School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine website. Applicants must be in their final year or have successfully completed a valid qualifying Bachelor degree. Additional selection criteria apply, depending on the pathway.

There are three available pathways for domestic applicants to Doctor of Medicine program:

  • General Entry Pathway (for applicants without a rural background)
  • Rural Entry Pathway (for applicants from rural backgrounds)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway (for Indigenous applicants)

For full information regarding admission criteria and processes for each of these pathways please refer to the Graduate School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and select the appropriate pathway.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Information on how to apply for this degree is available on the Graduate School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine website. Applicants must be in their final year or have successfully completed a valid qualifying Bachelor degree. Additional selection criteria apply, depending on the pathway.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application to the MD program, please contact the Future Students Team or email the Graduate School of Medicine on md-enquiries@uow.edu.au.

There is one available pathway for international applicants to Doctor of Medicine program:

  • International Entry Pathway

For full information regarding admission criteria and processes please refer to Graduate School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and select the appropriate pathway.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

94

24

27

24

23

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study. More information is available at International student fees.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$34,152 (2024)

$273,216 (2024)

Shoalhaven

On Campus

$34,152 (2024)

$273,216 (2024)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. The fees outlined in your Letter of Offer of Admission to the University are correct at the point of offer, but are indicative and subject to change without notice. The indicative total course tuition fee is an estimate, based on normal course length and progression and current course fees.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2023.

Applicant background

2023 intake

2023 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2023

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2024 GSM Ph1 S1

Wollongong, Shoalhaven

Session commences 22 January 2024

Visit the Graduate School of Medicine website for the latest information on how to apply and relevant key dates

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

The UOW's medical program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). The UOW Doctor of Medicine is an internationally recognised medical degree and students may undertake postgraduate training in a number of countries outside of Australia including Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand.


On completion of the UOW MD, all graduates must undertake a prescribed period of pre-vocational training to be eligible for unconditional registration as a medical practitioner in NSW. This training (referred to as internship) occurs under supervision as determined by the NSW Health Education & Training Institute (HETI). Graduates who satisfactorily complete pre-vocational training will be registered as Medical Practitioners in NSW and eligible to apply for registration in Australia and New Zealand.


International graduates of the MD program are not automatically entitled to internship, registration, or access to a provider number in Australia. Please visit the NSW Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) website. for information on Internships in NSW. More information on practicing medicine in Australia can be found on the Medical Board AHPRA website.

Why choose this course

Health Care and Social Assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution of 14.9% to employment growth from 2018 to 2023. This brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. (Source: Employment Projections)

Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW, we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. We integrate technology into all our learning and teaching to ensure you graduate equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world. You'll benefit from practical placements where you'll develop your skills on real people, in the real world.

Our courses are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced clinicians, so the skills and knowledge you acquire can be applied to real-world challenges today and in the future. Our professional health degrees are accredited by industry, so the qualifications you earn will be recognised and highly sought-after when you graduate.

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