Doctor of Medicine

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

A Doctor of Medicine aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, who are well prepared to practise medicine under supervision as interns and subsequently to commence vocational training in any area of medicine. The UOW Doctor of Medicine is a four-year course, with each academic year being approximately 42 weeks in length. In the first year you will participate in approximately 25 hours of structured teaching and learning experiences each week, with an additional 20-30 hours being self-directed. As the course progresses and the clinical exposure increases, by the fourth phase the face-to-face requirement resembles full-time clinical work. Participation in scheduled small group learning activities, clinical skills laboratories, anatomy laboratories and clinical placements are an integral part of your learning. There is a high level of online structured learning activities. This complements the learning experiences in the clinical environment that help you learn by doing.

Structure

A student must successfully complete at least 192 credit points. The program takes four years to complete and is divided up into 4 phases which each contain an integrated program of coursework and clinical experience.

Subjects

  • Medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must be in their final year or have a successfully completed a recognised Bachelor degree. Candidates must also successfully complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) and participate in an interview process. Students will need to indicate their campus of preference at the time of interview. The campus offered will be determined by the Faculty with consideration given to the student's place of residence. Unfortunately, the preferred campus is not negotiable
  • If the campus is declined, the offer will be withdrawn and a second-round of offers will be issued.

Recognition

UOW's medical program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), which means that graduates of the course are eligible for registration as a medical practitioner. Upon completion of the Doctor of Medicine degree, Australian graduates are required to complete an intern year in an Australian hospital as a prerequisite to full medical registration. These internships may not be available to graduates who are not Australian citizens. The UOW Doctor of Medicine is an internationally recognised medical degree and students may undertake postgraduate training in a number of countries outside of Australia, including Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand. Australian citizens who hold Commonwealth supported places in medical schools are guaranteed an internship upon graduation from a medical program within NSW. However, this guarantee does not extend to international students. Please visit the NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) website for information on Internships in NSW: heti.nsw.gov.au

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
UOW Shoalhaven International: $238,080 No information available No No information available
Wollongong International: $238,080 No information available No No information available

Further information

This course contains a total of 2760 hours over 115 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

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