Postgraduate

Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduates from UWA will be committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.

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Career Pathways

For registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, all graduates are required to complete a 12-month pre-registration internship in an approved clinical setting. Priority for internships is given to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. At present international graduates are only accommodated if sufficient intern places are available. 
Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline, such as anaesthesia, obstetrics or psychiatry.
For registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, all graduates are required to complete a 12-month pre-registration internship in an approved clinical setting. Priority for internships is given to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. At present international graduates are only accommodated if sufficient intern places are available. 
Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline, such as anaesthesia, obstetrics or psychiatry.
100%
UWA Graduate employment rate

Further Study

Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline. Graduates can also enrol in the academic Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master's or Doctorate courses, including but not limited to: 
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Master of Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, Master of Infectious Diseases, Graduate Diploma in Neonatology, Master of Neonatology, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy.
Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline. Graduates can also enrol in the academic Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master's or Doctorate courses, including but not limited to: 
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Master of Health Professions Education, Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, Master of Infectious Diseases, Graduate Diploma in Neonatology, Master of Neonatology, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy.
$77K
Average Graduate Starting Salary

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2021
$331,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

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Domestic school leaver

You are a domestic school leaver if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, and recently completed Year 12 studies.

View the application information for medicine or dentistry.

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International school leaver

You are an international school leaver if you have recently completed Yr 12 studies or equivalent and are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. 

View the application information for medicine or dentistry.

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University graduate

You are graduate applicant if you have a bachelor’s degree or are in progress of your first bachelor’s degree.

View the domestic and international application information for medicine or dentistry.

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Course details

As a doctor, you will need to fulfil a number of roles including that of a professional, leader, advocate, clinician, educator and scholar, and these key roles form the themes around which the UWA Doctor of Medicine curriculum is structured. As well as undertaking relevant bioscience learning and development of clinical knowledge and skills reasoning, you will develop effective communication, leadership and teamwork skills for collaborative patient care. You may also pursue opportunities for depth of study in areas of your interest, through electives and scholarly activity. This course prepares graduates with the professional attributes required for successful medical internships.

About the course

The UWA Doctor of Medicine (MD) aims to produce graduates committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.
Doctor of Medicine

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • January
Weekly contact time
  • There will be approximately 20 hours per week of face-to-face contact time, in addition to at least 20 hours per week of personal study and completion of online modules. Each academic year is 42 weeks long.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91850
CRICOS code
  • 089788A
Doctor of Medicine
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • January
Weekly contact time
  • There will be approximately 20 hours per week of face-to-face contact time, in addition to at least 20 hours per week of personal study and completion of online modules. Each academic year is 42 weeks long.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91850
CRICOS code
  • 089788A
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
TISC Codes

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Year 1
Students who have not completed the Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Placement Major MJD-IMSCP must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 48 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):
Year 2
Take all units (48 points):
Year 3
Integrated Medical Practice Units. Students take Group 3A except for students electing:
(a) Aboriginal Health specialisation or Rural Clinical School -- take Group 3B
(b) electing Rural Health specialisation—take either Group 3A or 3B.

Scholarly activity units: Students:
(a) electing Aboriginal Health specialisation - take Group 3C

(b) electing Rural Health specialisation—take either Group 3D or 3E
(c) electing Rural Clinical School -- take Group 3F, 3G, 3H or 3I
(d)not electing (a), (b), or (c) —take Group 3F, 3G, 3H or 3I.
Take Integrated Medical Practice units according to the year 3 rule:
Take Integrated Medical Practice units according to the Year 3 rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 3 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Year 4
Scholarly Activity Units. Take 6 points from Group 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E or 4F in line with units taken in year 3.
Take all units (42 points):
Take one unit from Group 4A:
Take units according to the Year 4 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 4 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 4 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 4 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
Take units according to the Year 4 Scholarly Activity unit rule:
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Application deadlines

Refer to Admissions Requirements for information.


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Doctor of Medicine six core themes

The course is structured around six core themes:

  • Professional
  • Leader
  • Advocate
  • Clinician
  • Educator
  • Scholar

Six core theme in the Doctor of Medicine: Professional, Leader, Advocate, Clinician, Educator, Scholar

Course Accreditation

 

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is accredited by The Australian Medical Council as a course recognised for medical pre-registration in Australia.

Clinician Student Professional Development and Mentoring Program

UWA is the only Australian Medical School to have a longitudinal mentoring program whereby all medical students have a clinical mentor involved in students’ professional development for the duration of the course.

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Yogesh Jeelall

Becoming a doctor

There are four steps to becoming a specialist doctor.

Diagram illustrating the four steps to becoming a specialist doctor. Bachelor degree (3-four years), Doctor of Medicine (3-4 years), Junior hospital doctor (2-3 years), Specialist training (3-5 years)

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HEAR FROM A GRADUATING STUDENT

Doctor of Medicine graduate Catherine Nguyen