Admission Information

The Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP)

Flinders University offers the Flinders Doctor of Medicine (MD) in the NT through the NT Medical Program.  Whether you are a school leaver or university graduate in the Territory, the NTMP allows you to undergo your entire medical training in the Northern Territory.

The Flinders MD recognises and values the contribution that Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous doctors make to the health of our country.  Our Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff will lead you to a greater understanding of this heritage and teach you how to work safely and confidently in a multicultural society.

Flinders University has a strong commitment to building the rural and remote health workforce by delivering innovative clinical placements. Medical students in the NT can undertake an entire year or more of study in a remote area and achieve excellent academic results.

Entry to the Program

Graduate Entry

From 2013, 12 graduate-entry places will be available each year at the Northern Territory Medical Program.

These places are sponsored by the Northern Territory Government. Preference is given to students who are Northern Territory residents and particularly to Indigenous Territorians. Other Australians may apply and will be considered in the event that there are insufficient numbers of eligible Northern Territorians and/or Indigenous applicants. These places are associated with a bond to work for two years in the Northern Territory after graduation (including the Intern year). 

Please refer to the admission requirements (graduate entry).


Indigenous Applicants Entry: Indigenous Entry Stream

A major focus of the NTMP is to attract Indigenous applicants to study medicine. Flinders University's Indigenous Entry Stream is available to Indigenous graduates who wish to study medicine either in Adelaide or in the Northern Territory. For more information please visit:


Need more information?

Please contact Eliza Gill or phone 08 8946 7488.

Year 12 Entry: Flinders/CDU Double Degree

If you have completed Year 12 and wish to study medicine, you can apply for a double degree pathway which enables you to enter the Doctor of Medicine (MD) without having to complete a seperate undergraduate degree first.  Through this pathway you can complete a Bachelor of Clinical Science combined with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in six years.  If successful in your application, you will undertake full-time internal studies for two years in a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences based at Charles Darwin University.  After successful completion of the first two years, you will then undertake the four-year MD program, based in the Northern Territory.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Study Program

Years 1 and 2
Students enrolled in the NTMP Doctor of Medicine (MD) study Years 1 and 2 from the CDU campus in Darwin.  The focus is on basic sciences; clinical skills; professional and societal perspectives of health; and the normal function and disease in individual body systems e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, etc. At the end of Year 2 there is a period of intensive training that prepares students for direct involvement in patient care in Years 3 and 4.

Year 3
Year 3 is the major clinical year of the medical course. Most Year 3 students  spend one semester based at Royal Darwin Hospital and one semester in either the Community Based Medical Education (CBME) Darwin program or at one of our remote sites, either Katherine or Alice Springs. This blend of a semester in a local community, combined with a semester at Royal Darwin Hospital offers students exposure to the broad spectrum of health care from the primary to the tertiary level.  A limited number of Adelaide based students may have the option to join the NTMP cohort for Year 3.

Year 4

The final year of the medical course requires students to complete five Core Rotations, two elective units and one holiday term. Students can choose to complete their Core Rotations in Darwin, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy or Adelaide, or a combination of these locations.



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