Doctor of Medicine

Fast facts

Course type: Extended Masters
Course length (full-time equivalent): 4 years (full-time only)
Location: On campus


Course overview

Our Medical Program is an integrated program that provides an alternative to the traditional pathway from secondary school to an undergraduate medical course.

Throughout the course there are 3 broad topics or themes:

  • Doctor and Patient: The practical communication, examination and procedural skills essential for effective interaction between the doctor and patients and for constructive interaction with other health professionals. 
  • Knowledge of Health and Illness: Knowledge of the structure, function and development of the normal human body at all levels of organisation, from the molecular and cellular to the whole individual.
  • Health Professions and Society: Consideration of health and illness in the wider contexts of family, cultural group, community and political and economic influences in society. 

Students graduate with a Doctor of Medicine that is comparable to the 6 year MBBS programs for school leavers. They must then complete a year as a paid hospital intern before qualifying for full registration in Australia.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Medicine at Flinders?

  • We are renowned worldwide for our innovative curriculum and our commitment to the socially accountable practice of medicine.  We strive to make doctors who will make a difference.

  • We seek students from a broad range of backgrounds to prepare them for any branch of medicine throughout Australia and the world.

  • Our program has a strong focus on cooperative, problem-based learning and hands-on clinical skills. Our graduates have a solid foundation of current medical science and the skills to continue adding to this throughout their professional lives.

  • Our School of Medicine is relatively small and is closely integrated with local health services in Adelaide and at selected locations around Australia.  We aim to create a cooperative, supportive environment with close integration of basic science and clinical learning.

  • There are many options for gaining clinical experience in different settings, from big city hospitals to remote communities in both South Australia and the Northern Territory, and beyond.

Professional Recognition/Membership

All medical students will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, which has responsibility for ensuring that all persons permitted to practise medicine in Australia should be fit and proper persons to maintain professional standards.

Further information...

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: None

Domestic students:

Applicants must:

  • hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution
  • sit the Graduate Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT)
  • attend an interview. 

For further information refer to Doctor of Medicine (MD)

International students:

Applicants must:

  • hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution
  • sit the Graduate Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT) or North American Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • attend an interview.

For further information refer to Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: N/A
Mid year entry: No
Applications: See below
Annual fees:

Place type:Commonwealth-supported

2015: $10,264

International students
CRICOS code: 077675J
Mid year entry: No
Applications: See below 
Annual fees:

2015: $56,400

 

 

 

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Domestic student applications

There are 2 separate steps involved in applying for admission to Graduate Entry Medicine: 

  1. Register by January to sit GAMSAT (the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test ). GAMSAT is held in March each year.  Applicants normally sit GAMSAT whilst in the final year of their undergraduate degree with a view to commencing Medicine the following academic year. GAMSAT results are released in May each year.
  2. Apply to Flinders Medical School by early June through GEMSAS.

Further information: Doctor of Medicine - Australian applicants

International student applications

There are 2 separate steps involved in applying for admission to Graduate Entry Medicine:

  1. If you do not already have current GAMSAT or MCAT results, you need to register to sit GAMSAT (March test) or MCAT (May).
  2. Apply to Flinders Medical School. The closing date for applications in Adelaide is in June. Applications (with admission test scores) submitted by April will be considered for inclusion in an "early decision" round of interviews in May.

Further information: Doctor of Medicine - International applicants

 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Medicine (PDF 954KB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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