Medicine at Flinders

The Flinders Medical School was the first in Australia to develop a 4 year Doctor of Medicine 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. Now about 17 years later, the majority of Medical School places in Australia are graduate-entry and as the Australian Medical Council noted in renewing the Flinders Medical School's accreditation recently: "The curriculum is nationally and internationally recognised and has been adopted by other schools in Australia".

"Tradition" at Flinders involves building on the strengths of our widely-adopted curriculum via continued review and innovation to create or capture the best new ideas in medical education. Why study at Flinders?


Doctor of Medicine (MD) brochure for Domestic Applicants

Download: 2014 Medicine (PDF 1MB)

Flinders offers three main pathways to the four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD):

  • Year 12 entry
  • Graduate entry
  • Indigenous Entry Stream.

Year 12 entry, Graduate entry and the Indigenous Entry Stream can be used to study at Flinders either in Adelaide or in Darwin via the Northern Territory Medical Program.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) brochure for International Applicants

Download:  International Medicine Brochure (PDF 4MB)

Flinders University offers up to 30 international applicants the opportunity to study medicine in South Australia via graduate or undergraduate pathways.


It gives us great pleasure to announce a new development in our Medical Program at Finders University. From 2015 Flinders University will be offering a new international undergraduate pathway into its Medical program. Applications for 2015 for this new pathway entry are now open. Closing dates have recently been revised - please see timeline.

Applications for international applicants applying to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) (graduate entry) for 2015 entry are now open.

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