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The Flinders Medical School was the first in Australia to develop a 4 year graduate entry medical program in 1996 as an alternative to traditional 5-6 year courses for school leavers. This was an opportunity to rethink curriculum design and the way in which students are selected. Our approach has since been taken up around the world.

Now the majority of Medical School places in Australia are graduate-entry, and Flinders graduate entry course has been renamed a Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Flinders has also subsequently reintroduced an undergraduate pathway for a small number of the best performing secondary school leavers through its double degree, the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences / Doctor of Medicine.

"Tradition" at Flinders involves building on the strengths of our widely-adopted curriculum through continued review and innovation to create or capture the best new ideas in medical education and equip our graduates to make a profound difference to the society we serve.

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Changes to application process

From 2015, prospective graduate medical students should apply for the Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University directly to Flinders, not via the Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admissions System (GEMSAS).

Applications will open on 23 April 2015 and close on 2 June 2015. Additionally, Flinders is introducing some changes to its sub quotas, including reserved places for Flinders graduates, those holding specific Flinders degrees, and an expansion of the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum sub quota.

An Admissions Guide will be available online from mid-April 2015. Please note that no other changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for the basis of admission for 2016 entry.

Further changes to the Flinders MD admission requirements are under consideration for implementation from the 2016 application cycle. Any approved changes will be published on this website in due course

Reserved places for Flinders graduates

Effective from 2015, Flinders is introducing new opportunities for students to study graduate entry Medicine. Up to 75 percent of places will be reserved for Flinders graduates who meet the admission requirements.

In addition to the 25 places in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine pathway, places will be reserved for:

  • Up to 25 graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medical Science and the Bachelor of Paramedic Science, and
  • Up to 33 graduates of any Flinders degree.

Flinders will maintain approximately 25% of places for domestic graduates of an Australian University or other tertiary institution of an equivalent standard. This equates to at least 28 places available for non-Flinders graduates in any year.

Singapore Medical Council recognises Flinders MD (undergraduate and graduate entry)

We are delighted to inform potential and current Singaporean medical students that Flinders University's Doctor of Medicine (MD) is now formally recognised by the Singapore Medical Council.

This acknowledgement of the quality of our Medicine program is welcome news for our current students, as well as those applying for our inaugural international undergraduate pathway, the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine (BCS/MD). The first cohort in this pathway will now commence in 2015 with the reassurance that this double degree is recognised in Singapore. Graduate entrants can also share this reassurance.


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