Postgraduate

Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduates from UWA will be committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

For registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, all graduates are required to complete a 12-month pre-registration internship in an approved clinical setting. Priority for internships is given to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. At present international graduates are only accommodated if sufficient intern places are available. Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline, such as anaesthesia, obstetrics or psychiatry.
For registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, all graduates are required to complete a 12-month pre-registration internship in an approved clinical setting. Priority for internships is given to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. At present international graduates are only accommodated if sufficient intern places are available. Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline, such as anaesthesia, obstetrics or psychiatry.

Further Study

Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline. Graduates can also enrol in the academic Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master's or Doctorate courses, including but not limited to: Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Master of Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, Master of Infectious Diseases, Graduate Diploma in Neonatology, Master of Neonatology, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy.
Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline. Graduates can also enrol in the academic Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master's or Doctorate courses, including but not limited to: Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Master of Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, Master of Infectious Diseases, Graduate Diploma in Neonatology, Master of Neonatology, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,622.63
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,444.00 - $10,754.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2017
$302,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$312,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(2) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5; and
(3)(a) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 52 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants;
or
(b) a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants;
or
(c) a place in a Direct Pathway into this course.
ADMISSION INFORMATION

Entry to a professional degree

The professional degrees of medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine and pharmacy are offered at postgraduate level only. For application information relating to these degrees, visit our admissions page.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a structured interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in medical practitioners, with invitation to attend the interview based on equal weightings under Rule 4(2) and 4(3), in alignment with the interview quota for the year;
and
(b) the intake quota for that year;
and
(c) equal weighting of the GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA and interview for non-rural applicants, or equal weighting of the GAMSAT, GPA, interview and rurality ranking for rural applicants.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

As a doctor, you will need to fulfil a number of roles including that of a professional, leader, advocate, clinician, educator and scholar, and these key roles for them themes around which the UWA Doctor of Medicine curriculum is structured. As well as undertaking relevant bioscience learning and development of clinical knowledge and skills reasoning, you will develop effective communication, leadership and teamwork skills for collaborative patient care. You may also pursue opportunities for depth of study in areas of your interest, through electives and scholarly activity. This course prepares graduates with the professional attributes required for successful medical internships.

About The Course

The UWA Doctor of Medicine (MD) aims to produce graduates committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.
Doctor of Medicine

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Offsite Placement
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • January
Weekly contact time
  • There will be approximately 20 hours per week of face-to-face contact time, in addition to at least 20 hours per week of personal study and completion of online modules. Each academic year is 42 weeks long.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90850
CRICOS code
  • 089788A
Doctor of Medicine
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Offsite Placement
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • January
Weekly contact time
  • There will be approximately 20 hours per week of face-to-face contact time, in addition to at least 20 hours per week of personal study and completion of online modules. Each academic year is 42 weeks long.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90850
CRICOS code
  • 089788A
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Doctor of Medicine

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Doctor of Medicine six core themes

The course is structured around six core themes:

  • Professional
  • Leader
  • Advocate
  • Clinician
  • Educator
  • Scholar

Six core theme in the Doctor of Medicine: Professional, Leader, Advocate, Clinician, Educator, Scholar

Becoming a doctor

There are four steps to becoming a specialist doctor.

Diagram illustrating the four steps to becoming a specialist doctor. Bachelor degree (3-four years), Doctor of Medicine (3-4 years), Junior hospital doctor (2-3 years), Specialist training (3-5 years)

This is a four-year program for entry to professional practice as a medical doctor.

The outcomes, content and teaching are based on the 6 PLACES themes of the program—a medical graduate will have the following roles as a doctor: professional, leader, advocate, clinician, educator and scholar. Graduates are eligible to apply for internships as a pre-registration medical practitioner. The Australian Medical Association provides more information on career pathways after graduation.

Diagram illustrating the four steps to becoming a specialist doctor. Bachelor degree (3-four years), Doctor of Medicine (3-4 years), Junior hospital doctor (2-3 years), Specialist training (3-5 years)

Course Accreditation

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is accredited by The Australian Medical Council as a course recognised for medical pre-registration in Australia.
Student Experience

Yogesh Jeelall

Student Experience
Yogesh Jeelall