Medicine at Flinders


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.

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 via continued review and innovation to create or capture the best new ideas in medical education.

Why study at Flinders?


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 students who meet the admission requirements. In addition to the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine pathway, places will be reserved for:

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

Flinders is committed to maintaining, on an ongoing basis, a minimum of 25% of places for 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.


Doctor of Medicine (MD) brochure for Domestic Applicants

Download:  2015 Medicine (PDF 932KB)

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.

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