There are several models pertaining to physician training in Australia. An undergrad entry program typically last 5 or 6 years requiring secondary school matriculation. Candidates are typically assessed by a combination of secondary school leaving certificate performance, UMAT score and an interview. Do ALL doctors ALWAYS earn a higher-than-average income ? These facts may surprise ! In the graph, an average GP makes $100K, a salary typical of a 29 yo software programmer with 6 years experience ( after a 3-4 year IT degree or TAFE diploma ). For other non-Medical subject areas, click here :
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- Australia is home to several Nobel prize winners in medicine
- GAMSAT is a commonly employed selection test
- A university degree in Medicine or Medical Degree is the first step to a good career in the medical, Health Care and Hospital industry and offers excellent employment opportunities as a doctor, medical officer, physician, surgeon, specialist, medico or medical pathologist alongside nursing staff.
- Grad medical programs typically last 4 years, and requires the applicant to have obtained an earlier bachelor degree qualification at a certain level of achievement in addition to aptitude tests and interviews.
- Medicine courses at undergraduate bachelor, post graduate diploma master, Ph.D doctorate research degree levels at universities in Australia are listed below. For more courses, look here.
Most Australian medical schools confer MB BS degrees on completion of a medicine course. The University of Newcastle confers a B Med. This qualification is equivalent to MBBS, any BMed grad may practice in any field of Medicine of their own choice including surgery. In Australia, Doctor of Medicine (MD) is an advanced research degree requiring two years’ full time enrolment, compared to a PhD which requires 3 years’ full time enrollment. Off-shore Medical Student’s Guide .
Typical admission requirements for Medicine degree:
- Biology, Chemistry, English proficiency
* Some unis may require completion of a bachelor degree as a prerequisite to admission into medicine.
Medicine is available at these universities:
New South Wales : NSW
- Medicine degree at University of New South Wales : UNSW
- Bachelor of Medicine courses @Uni of Newcastle
- Medicine at Uni of Sydney
- Medical studies at Univ of Western Sydney : UWS
- School of Rural Medicine at Univ of New England : UNE
Victoria : VIC
- Medicine at Griffith Uni
- Medicine courses at Monash Uni
- Medicine degree at James Cook University: JCU
- Bachelor Medicine programs at Univ of Melbourne
- Medicine at University of Queensland : UQ
- Medicine at Deakin Univ
Western Australia : WA
- Medicine & Dentistry course at University of Western Australia : UWA
Tasmania : TAS
- Medical degrees at University of Tasmania : UTAS
South Australia : SA
- School of Medicine at University of Notre Dame, Sydney campus
Australian Capital Territory : ACT
- Medical school at Australian National University : ANU
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