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STUDY MEDICINE IN AUSTRALIA
Australia houses some of the world's leading universities that offer high quality education. Despite the rising Australian dollar and the recent increase in educational costs, students across the world are opting to complete their higher education from Australia, what with the promise of lucrative jobs, good quality of living and conducive weather with beautiful beaches.
One of the most popular courses attracting students from across the globe is medical sciences. Of all its universities, 39 varsities are governed by strict regulations, which ensures that degrees conferred by these colleges are of high quality and are recognized by several universities and governments across the world.
Cost of studying medicine in Australia
Australia has a high cost of living, which makes education in Australia a pricey option. However, the quality of medical education offered by Australian universities finds many students still opting to study here.
The average estimated cost of completing a medical studies degree in Australia is about AUD 400,000 to AUD 450,000. Besides, the Australian government does not offer a complete medical scholarship to international students. Hence, it's important that international students looking for high scholarships to study medicine in Australia check with their respective governments for financial aid.
Top Australian universities offering medical education
All medical colleges in Australia offering under graduation and post graduation courses are accredited by the Australian Medical Council. Since all medical degrees offered in Australia are recognized by the AMC, International students need to check with their respective medical councils if degrees obtained from their choice of Australian universities will be valued in their respective countries.
|NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY||DEGREE OFFERED|
|Australian National University||MBBS (Graduate entry)|
|University of Sydney|| MBBS (Graduate and provisional undergraduate entry)|
|University of New South Wales|| MBBS & B.Med, MD (Undergraduate entry)|
|University of Western Sydney|| MBBS|
|University of Wollongong|| MBBS|
|University of Newcastle||B.Med offered jointly with University of New England|
|University of Notre Dame||MBBS (Graduate entry)|
|Bond University||MBBS (Graduate entry)|
|Griffith University||MBBS (Graduate entry)|
|James Cook University||MBBS (Undergraduate entry)|
|University of Queensland||MBBS (Graduate and provisional undergraduate entry)|
|University of Adelaide||MBBS (Undergraduate entry)|
|Flinders University||BMBS (Graduate entry)|
|University of Tasmania||MBBS (Undergraduate entry)|
|University of Melbourne||MD (Graduate and provisional undergraduate entry)|
|Deakin University||BMBS (Graduate entry)|
|University of Western Australia||MD (Graduate entry)|
Are you eligible for the undergraduate medical program?
The undergraduate medical course in Australia spans across five to six years. This is a provisional admission for students who have completed year 12 of schooling. Applicants need to:
appear either for the UMAT or ISAT. Those applying to the University of Adelaide need to give the PQA. These tests measure the applicant's logical reasoning.
have completed year 12 or equivalent high school education and year 12 equivalent English
Are you eligible for the graduate medical program?
The graduate medical program in Australia is a four-year course. Applicants for this program need to:
- have completed a basic degree in science.
- appear for the GAMSAT or MCAT. These test the extent of the applicant's knowledge of science subjects.
Career pattern that medical students in Australia need to follow
The Australian medical study format is similar to that of the UK. After the completion of a graduation or a post-graduation, students are required to work as an intern for a year to be eligible to register with the state medical registration board.
After obtaining a registration, medical graduates can work as Resident Medical Officers or Hospital Medical Officers. Based on the work experience gained during this tenure, they can opt for vocational and specialization programs.