Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Entry Level



Gold Coast, QLD Australia


4 years

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, Griffith University has an Indigenous Entry Program, First Peoples Pathway to Medicine. Please contact for more information.


Griffith University

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Griffth University Gold Coast Campus
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Parklands Drive
Southport QLD 4222

Contact Information


The Doctor of Medicine program is a four year, graduate entry, AQF level 9, extended Master’s program. This program focuses on four major themes: Doctor and Patient; Knowledge of Health and Illness; Doctor and Health in the Community and Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice.


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.

Entry Criteria

First Peoples applicants applying for the Doctor of Medicine will not be required to complete any additional admission related tests (including GAMSAT) and will not be required to complete Griffith University Multiple Station Admissions Assessment (GUMSAA), but are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Must have completed or be in the final year of completing a qualifying/key degree with a GPA 5.0 or above on a 7-point scale using the approved admission schedule.

Qualifying/key degrees can be a Bachelors degree, Honours degree, Masters degree, or PhD. Application is made in May in each year via the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS) at Eligible First People applicants will be invited to attend a culturally appropriate interview.

Preparation Course


Additional Information

  • All applicants are to have completed their key degree or be in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree before they are eligible to apply for entry.
  • Applicants to the MD are encouraged from all degree backgrounds.
  • The interview will be a panel style interview and will consist of staff members representing the GUMURRII Student Success Unit, the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion) and Griffith Health.
  • Griffith University have their own resource, First People Pathway to Medicine with additional information.


Griffith University is pleased to provide scholarships for commencing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in the Doctor of Medicine degree.  Valued at $20,000 for the duration of the degree, the Doctor of Medicine First Peoples Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to support the participation and success of First Peoples candidates in the medical degree at Griffith University.  Further information and application are available at:  Doctor of Medicine First Peoples Scholarship.


Information about other general scholarships available can be obtained from the University’s Scholarships and Awards webpage


What assistance is available to me?

GUMURRII Student Success Unit 
GUMURRII is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Success Unit at Griffith University. Subject to eligibility, Unit staff can organise personal tutoring, help you apply for grants, scholarships and assist students with a smooth transition into Griffith University.

University Scholarships:

Please see Scholarships information above.


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