Doctor of Medicine (postgraduate degree only) @ Melbourne

Doctor of Medicine (postgraduate degree only)

Introduction:
The Doctor of Medicine is the postgraduate course for students interested in practicing medicine as a profession. The course is four years in length and requires the completion of an undergraduate degree prior to enrolment.

Degree Length

4 years full-time

 

 

Degree Structure

Core Biomedical Science (81.25 credit points) + Clinical Practice units (193.75 credit points) + Student Conference (25 credit points) + Scholarly Selective units (50 credit points) + Transition to Practice units (50 credit points) = 400 credit points

 

 

Campus

Parkville campus


In the first year students will be consolidate their knowledge in biomedical science. This involves integrating subjects such as pathology, pharmacology, chemistry, physiology and anatomy. From first year through to third year, students will complete a stream of subjects called ‘Clinical Practice’, where they will have the opportunity to develop and cultivate their clinical communication, medical interviewing, physical examination, and early diagnostic reasoning skills in a simulated medical environment.

Every year throughout the degree, students attend a weeklong student-run conference where they learn from each other and various experts in the field. In the fourth year of the degree, students will pick a specialised topic and develop a research project under the supervision of an active researcher. Students are able to gain practical experience through the strong partnerships the University of Melbourne holds with private and public hospitals across the city.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

Completion of an undergraduate degree of any discipline
Completed a second year subject in either anatomy, physiology or biochemistry
Sat the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test
Completed a Multi Mini Interview (5 minute interview to assess non-cognitive qualities like cultural sensitivity, maturity and collaboration)

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Student Profiles in Medicine

Taimoor

Taimoor is a 20 year old student in his third year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus).

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Vekram

Vekram is a 22 year old student in his fifth year of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus).

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Taimoor

Taimoor is a 20 year old student in his third year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus). He expects to graduate in 2013.

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Vekram

Vekram is a 22 year old student in his fifth year of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus). He expects to graduate in 2011.

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