Deakin University

Doctor of Medicine

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Set yourself up for a range of careers with an emphasis on rural and regional medicine. This course aims to address the critical shortage of doctors in regionals areas.You will have the chance to study at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for the first two years of your course. Your clinical experience will take place in laboratories, hospitals and other health services in the Geelong region.Our course includes placements in a range of medical environments 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 in which the student experiences the day to day life of an intern.You will also complete at least four weeks of a dedicated rural attachment, which meets your Commonwealth Department of Health requirements.


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

In 2020, our student intake had an average GPA of 6.71 and an average GAMSAT of 64.9.Entry will be based on performance in 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.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds Domestic: $272,064
International: $307,720
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

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