Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Entry Level



Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria Australia


4 years

Important Dates

Applicants submitting  via the Indigenous entry pathway stream, apply here before 9.00am Monday 21 August 2023.

Main stream entry is through GEMAS,more information can be found here.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Deakin University has an Indigenous Entry Pathway. Please refer to the Deakin School of Medicine website for more information.


Deakin University

School of Medicine

Deakin University
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Building KA, Level 3, Pidgons Road
Geelong VIC 3217

Contact Information


The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a four year postgraduate program for students wishing to qualify as medical practitioners. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used however, problem-based learning will be the predominant learning method in years one and two while years three and four will focus on learning as part of health teams in clinical schools.

Currently, there are up to 5 Commonwealth Supported Places available to Indigenous students.


Entry Level

Graduate entry courses are bachelor degree or Masters level courses that you can’t enter straight from school. You can only study them if you already have a degree. For medicine in Australia, and depending on the university, this degree can be either be in any field or must be a specific bachelors degree. Graduate entry medical degrees are shorter than undergraduate medical courses. The reason they’re shorter is that the university can assume that you’ve already developed the ability to learn effectively at university level and that you have an understanding of the basic sciences.

Deakin Medical School accepts applications from a broad range of undergraduate degrees and has no formal prerequisites.

Important Dates Details:

Applications due August 21

Entry Criteria

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion (or in the final year) of an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from an Australian Higher Education Institution. Undergraduate degrees must have been completed in the last 10 years.
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 out of 7 (approximately 70% grade average)
  • Successful Interview. The interview panel may request that some applicants complete a multiple-mini interview and/or a written reflection as additional evidence of suitability.
  • Applicants must complete an Indigenous Entry Stream application form. Please also provide a copy of your curriculum vitae with your application.
Additional requirements

All successful applicants must provide the following documentation at enrolment:

  • A current Police check
  • an Immunisation History
Preparation Course

No, but there is a four-day introduction to medicine course in late January for successful applicants.

Length of course

4 years


Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, Deakin University has an Indigenous Entry Pathway. Please refer to the Deakin School of Medicine website for more information.

Additional Information

A copy of your curriculum vitae with your application is required.


What assistance is available to me?

National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute

When you study with the NIKERI Institute, you’ll gain a fully accredited Deakin degree while learning in a space with shared cultural values and belief systems. You’ll take part in several on-campus week-long intensives throughout the year at the NIKERI Institute then continue your studies online at home. We call this community-based delivery.


University Scholarships

Deakin Indigenous Specific Scholarships
Indigenous Specific Scholarships
Medicine Specific Scholarships
Mainstream Scholarships


Deakin On-Campus Student Residences
Deakin Off-Campus Housing Services

Financial Assistance

Centrelink – ABSTUDY

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