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. You'll be seeing patients from the first week, and 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. The future doctor 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 MD curriculum is structured. This course prepares graduates with the professional attributes required for successful internships. This is an innovative, integrated and inspired program that takes students through four phases of medical education. Each student undertakes a scholarly activity in three streams of research, coursework and/or service learning done simultaneously with core medical rotations. Through selecting specially designed Scholarly Activity units, students may choose to specialise in rural or Aboriginal health. In the first two phases, students experience directed self-learning in the Foundations of Medical Practice and Systems-based Learning and Practice. After three semesters, students progress on to Clinical Learning and Practice which exposes them to core rotations in Internal medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, General practice, Women's and infant's health, and Paediatrics and Child health. The final phase is Transition to Postgraduate Practice with rotations through Emergency medicine, Internal medicine, Surgery, Cancer, Pain and palliative care, Anaesthetics, Rural general practice and an elective.

Course Fee:

International: $312,400

Entry Requirements:

UWA Bachelor degree or equivalent with minimum GPA of 5.5; minimum GAMSAT score of 52 overall and 50 in each section; OR a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score of at least 123/123/123/123 for international applicants; OR a place in a Direct Pathway into this course. Recommended: knowledge of Australian Year 12 Physics, 1st year university level Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry.


In first year, you'll gain necessary background knowledge in biomedical sciences and introductions to clinical, professional and scholarly practice. Halfway through Year 1 and into Year 2, you'll take Systems Based Learning and Practice, which involves blocks of learning related to body systems. Case-enhanced tutorials, laboratories, clinical workshops and online education are also used to enrich learning opportunities. In years 2 and 3 students will have clinical attachments in the wards and clinics of the hospitals of Perth, general practices, or other community settings. Many students will spend their third year learning in a UWA Rural Clinical School. The final year ensures that graduates are ready for work as interns, through the Transition to Professional Practice.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

School-leaver applicants should contact the Faculty regarding assured entry pathways. There are Rural and Broadway Pathways available for those applicants who are eligible.


Australian Medical Council.

Who for:

Graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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Medical Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Full time 4 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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