To qualify for registration with the Medical Board of Australia, on graduation you will need to complete a year as a hospital intern.

Following an internship, most doctors complete another year of hospital service before commencing postgraduate training programs.

To become a specialist, you must complete a training program arranged by one of the recognised professional colleges.

In addition to pursuing further training in a wide range of medical specialities, graduates may work in research, public health or community aid around the world, or in health administration.

Getting a degree is the first step on a pathway to a range of employment opportunities. Some potential occupations for those with a degree in this area as they progress through their career include those listed below.

Potential Occupations

Potential Employers

Job titles and areas of speciality may include:

  • Anaesthetist
  • Medical intern
  • Hospital medical officer
  • Medical specialist
  • General practitioner in urban, rural, and remote settings
  • Academic or researcher
  • Policy maker or advisor
  • General surgeon
  • Public health physician
  • General medicine registrar
  • The Medical Board of Australia provide a list of Medical Specialties and Specialty Fields
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • St Andrew’s Hospital
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Sportsmed SA
  • St John of God Health Care Inc
  • Médecins Sans Frontières


These jobs indicate some possible employment pathways, including graduate and more advanced (or higher level) positions, and reflect the diversity of our student cohort. Some jobs may require further experience or study and are included here to illustrate the breadth of potential pathways available as you progress in your career.