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How UWA's medical program can help you stand out

15/11/2023 |

If you’re ready to dive into the world of medicine, you’re in for an incredible journey. But the question is, which university can offer you the most exciting and unique path to becoming a doctor? Let’s break down why UWA’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is the perfect choice for you: 

Assured Pathway to postgraduate excellence

Our medical program offers an Assured Pathway to postgraduate studies, specifically designed for high school graduates. This distinctive feature provides a secure and supportive route for aspiring doctors. With this assured pathway, you’ll embark on your medical journey with confidence, knowing that a clear roadmap and ample resources are in place to guide you every step of the way.

Graduate with a globally* recognised qualification

Completing our MD program comes with a significant advantage. You’ll receive an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 9 accreditation. This is higher than what bachelor's programs offer, typically at AQF7 or AQF8. This higher level of recognition means that your medical degree will be well-respected not just in Australia but internationally in select countries. This distinction can open doors for you if you aspire to practice medicine or pursue further education abroad.*.  

*It is important to consider the specific requirements of the country in which one intends to practice, as international recognition can vary widely, and navigating foreign medical boards' requirements can be complex.

Pathways tailored to you

Medicine isn’t one-size-fits-all, and at UWA, we embrace that. Our MD program is designed with flexibility and diversity in mind. For school leaver, the chance to select up to eight elective units is an opportunity to customise your education to align with your interests. This allows you to explore various facets of medicine, nurturing your individual passions, and ensuring a well-rounded medical education.

Our graduate entry students aren't confined to a specific area of study for their bachelor's degree. Instead, they have the freedom to pursue any field they choose. This diversity enriches your skill set, broadens your horizons, and offers unique perspectives that you can integrate into your medical practice.

Exceptional learning facilities

We're proud of our exceptional learning facilities strategically positioned alongside operational hospitals, institutes and clinical practice facilities.  At the QEII campus, creating an environment where students gain unparalleled hands-on experiences. These cutting-edge facilities are more than just spaces; they're hubs of innovation, fostering collaboration and discovery. Here, theoretical knowledge seamlessly transforms into practical skills, allowing students to refine their expertise and cultivate critical clinical acumen from the very beginning of their education. UWA's commitment to immersive learning ensures that you'll embark on your medical journey with the practical expertise and confidence to succeed.

Early clinical exposure

We believe in setting the stage for your future from day one. Our MD program gets you involved in real clinical exposure from your first year. This way you’ll be ready to tackle medical challenges with both knowledge and hands-on skills., In your third and fourth years, you'll specialise in exciting areas like Aboriginal or Rural health, setting you apart when seeking medical specialisation training, especially abroad.

Professional development and mentoring

At UWA, we understand that your journey to becoming a successful medical professional extends far beyond textbooks. That's why our Professional Development and Mentoring program is a cornerstone of our clinician-student mentoring initiative. We focus on professionalism in the medical field, emphasising not only medical knowledge but also the essential attributes of a medical practitioner such as such as empathy, communication, and ethical practice.

What sets UWA apart is our exclusive offering: we are the only Australian medical school providing this longitudinal mentoring program. Throughout your studies, experienced clinical mentors will actively guide your professional development, providing invaluable insights, guidance, and unwavering support. This personalised mentorship ensures that you are not only academically prepared but also personally and professionally equipped for the challenges of the medical world.

Extensive alumni network

Our commitment to your success extends far beyond graduation. Our extensive alumni network stands as a testament to this dedication, providing our students with unparalleled access to a supportive community of industry professionals. This network offers invaluable guidance, mentorship, and career development advice, ensuring that our graduates are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of their respective fields.

Our alumni community is more than just a network; it's a robust support system built on shared experiences and a common commitment to excellence. Joining UWA means not only gaining a world-class education but also becoming a part of a thriving community that champions your success long after you leave our classrooms. With UWA, you don't just earn a degree; you enter a lifelong partnership that empowers your professional journey.

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