Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD)

Entry Level

Graduate

Location

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

Duration

4 years

Important Dates

Applications close 31 May 2022.. See Medical School’s website for more information.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

The ANU Medical School encourages applications from people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. The Medical School has recognised places each year available to applicants of this background.

Applicants from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent may apply directly to the ANU by visiting the ANU website here.

Applicants are also required to send the below documentation to admissions.medicalschool@anu.edu.au .

  • Official Bachelor Degree transcript
  • Official transcript/s for any post graduate degree/s (if applicable)
  • Official GAMSAT result
  • Medical School Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Declaration Form

If you are from a rural background please indicate this in your online application and provide supporting documentation. Find more information on rural background criteria (PDF, 476.71KB).

University

Australia National University (ANU)

ANU Medical School

The Australian National University
54 Mills Road
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Contact Information

Overview

This is a comprehensive and varied four year course for graduate students looking to enter the rewarding field of medicine. It aims to produce graduates who are committed to compassionate, ethical health care and the expansion of medical knowledge.

The curriculum is built on important frameworks that explore the social foundations of medicine, develop understanding of the indigenous health context in Australia, and provide insights and experience in health care in rural and/or remote Australian settings. During the first two years of the course, the curriculum is built around problem based learning (PBL) tutorials as well as lectures. Students undertake a research project during Years 1 and 2. From the end of the second year, students spend almost all of their contact hours in the health sector. During third year, students again venture into the rural clinical realm, this time for six weeks. At the beginning of fourth year, students undertake an elective term of four or more weeks at a worldwide location of their choice.

The Doctor of Medicine and Surgery or Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda is a comprehensive and varied program for graduate students looking to enter the rewarding field of medicine as professional medical practitioners.

The MChD is underpinned by four themes:

  • medical sciences, covering a vast scope of ever-changing and expanding knowledge that forms the basis of modern medicine
  • clinical skills, which ensures the acquisition of knowledge is accompanied by communication skills, the ability to examine patients and critically appraise information
  • population health, addressing the relationship between humans, their society and environment
  • professionalism and leadership, developing these vital skills of a good doctor.

The curriculum is built on important frameworks that explore the social foundations of medicine, develop understanding of Indigenous health context in Australia, and provide insights and experience in health care in rural and/or remote Australian settings.

Consistent with the research focus of ANU, the program also develops our students’ research skills.

Admissions

Entry Level

Graduate
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.

For medicine at ANU Medical School, this degree can be in any field. The graduate entry medical degree is shorter than undergraduate medical courses because you will have already developed the ability to learn effectively at university level and have an understanding of the basic sciences.

Check admissions requirements on the Programs and Courses website and read the admissions guidelines on the ANU Medical School website.

Entry Criteria

Applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are welcome to apply through GEMSAS or directly to the ANU Medical School. If applying directly, please complete the application form (151KB PDF) and provide all relevant supporting documentation.

Applicants will be assessed on their GPA and GAMSAT and may be offered an interview. Upon completion of Interviews, successful applicants will be offered a place.

Preparation Course

No

Additional Information

  • Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of their Bachelor degree in the year of application.
  • The interview takes place at the Medical School, ANU Acton campus, and covers several topics and scenarios.

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