The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Medicine is an inspiring and challenging career choice that offers a unique ability to improve people's health and wellbeing and to alleviate pain and suffering around the world. At the University of Adelaide, students are trained to become doctors from their first day on campus. The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery provides hands-on, practical experience in simulated settings and in the real world of clinical practice, creating highly skilled and confident graduates who are ready for the diverse range of careers available to them worldwide. In the initial years of the degree, students learn from senior clinicians in the new state-of-the-art Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building and work in small groups to solve patient-centred problems relating to health and disease. High-tech simulation facilities allow students to practise and develop their skills in a safe and supported environment before they undertake clinical placements in hospitals and other health and medical organisations from third year onwards. After successfully completing a 12 month internship in an approved hospital and obtaining general registration to practise, graduates can choose to specialise in a variety of areas. After acceptance into a postgraduate training program, graduates can undertake further vocational study or training. Adelaide Medical School graduates are well regarded in the industry for their knowledge and experience, and are in-demand for positions in public hospitals, private practice, public health, teaching, clinical research, aid organisations, the defence forces and more.


  • The MBBS degree consists of three major streams reflecting the core elements of medical practice: Scientific basis of medicine
  • Clinical practice
  • Medical professional and personal development. A major emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication and clinical reasoning, as well as the practise of evidence-based and preventative medicine. Small-group Case-Based Learning (CBL) is the dominant learning mode during the early years of the curriculum. Lectures in the medical disciplines such as pathology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology are carefully staged throughout the clinical cases of the most commonly encountered and socially significant diseases.


  • Medicine
  • Surgery

Standard entry requirements

  • To meet the minimum academic threshold for entry into the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree students must achieve an ATAR of 90 or above, an IB score of 31 or above or the interstate/overseas equivalent). Please note: the MBBS degree does not consider subject bonus points. SACE Stage 2: Biology or Chemistry or Mathematical Methods (if Maths subject was studied prior to 2017, the subject required was called 'Mathematical Studies')
  • OR IB: Biology (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
  • OR equivalent (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences program). Subject prerequisites are applicable to all MBBS entry pathways. For more information, visit:


The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is accredited by the Medical Board of Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $462,000 No
  • Full-time : 6 years

Further information

All applicants are advised to read the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Admissions Guide before applying for the degree. Failure to read this document will not be grounds for special consideration. Find out more:

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