Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Set yourself up for a range of careers, from general practice and geriatric medicine through to pathology, paediatrics and surgery. Our Doctor of Medicine has an emphasis on rural and regional medicine and aims to address the critical shortage of doctors in regionals areas - making graduates highly employable. Problem-based learning is a key theme of medicine at Deakin, meaning that while you are at university, you will learn to solve the kinds of problems that you will encounter when you are working in medicine. You will also get the chance to study at our $53 million purpose-built facilities at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for the first two years of your course. This allows you to learn and engage through problem-based seminars and practical classes. Your clinical experience will take place in laboratories, hospitals, and other health services in the Geelong region. Our course also includes placements in a range of medical environments, from hospitals and general practices to community healthcare settings in the Geelong region. For the third and fourth years of the course, you will have the opportunity to preference one of four clinical schools in Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Box Hill, with the additional option in third year of the Rural Community Clinical School. The course concludes in year four with two five-week rotations - an elective that can be taken in Australia or overseas and a pre-internship hospital rotation in which the student experiences the day to day life of an intern. During the clinical placement component of the Doctor of Medicine, you will complete at least four weeks of a dedicated rural attachment, which meets your Commonwealth Department of Health requirements. Up to 5% of domestic places in Deakin's Doctor of Medicine course are held for Indigenous Australian applicants applying through the Indigenous Entry Stream
To complete the Doctor of Medicine students must attain 32 credit points. All units are core units (these are compulsory). Students must pass all units including all components of units in the course.
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Standard entry requirements
A Bachelor qualification completed no more than 10 years before the course commencement date, with a final GPA (weighted) of 5.0 or greater, as calculated by the GEMSAS, and a minimum score of 50 in each of the three sections of the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT), and an overall score of 50 or greater. The score on the GAMSAT must have been obtained no more than two years before the course commencement date and eligible adjustments (bonuses) and interview performance.
The Doctor of Medicine is accredited with the Australian Medical Council (AMC). Graduates who satisfactorily complete pre-registration training will qualify as Registered Medical Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.
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