Doctor of Medicine

University of Wollongong

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.

Course Fee:

International: $238,080

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 Unfortunately, the preferred campus is not negotiable; if the campus is declined, the offer will be withdrawn and a second-round of offers will be issued.


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 you can Study:


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.


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:

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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Medical Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info No Full time 4 years
UOW Shoalhaven No info No Full time 4 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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