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Doctor of Medicine

The University of Western Australia

48 months
85800 AUD/year
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You may also pursue opportunities for depth of study in areas of your interest, through electives and scholarly activity. This Doctor of Medicine course from The University of Western Australia prepares graduates with the professional attributes required for successful medical internships. 


The Doctor of Medicine course from The University of Western Australia aims to produce graduates committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors. This course prepares graduates with the clinical and professional attributes required for successful internships and future training. The course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council and graduates are able to be registered for professional practice as a doctor.

In the first year of the MD program, you’ll gain necessary background knowledge in biomedical sciences. In years two and three, students have clinical attachments in the wards and clinics of the hospitals of Perth, general practices and other community settings.  

The final year commences with an opportunity to experience an overseas elective, and continues with clinical attachments and a Selective option. During this time, students complete their Scholarly Activity stream, e-Portfolio and Procedural Skills Logbook. Year 4 concludes with a Preparation for Internship block which includes an Extension option in a clinical area of their choice, and an intern-shadowing block to ensure graduates are ready for work as interns.

Career Pathways

For registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, all graduates are required to complete a 12-month pre-registration internship in an approved clinical setting. Priority for internships is given to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. At present international graduates are only accommodated if sufficient intern places are available. 

Following graduation from the MD, further studies can be undertaken with a professional college for specialisation in a medical discipline, such as anaesthesia, obstetrics or psychiatry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Medical Systems
  • Integrated Medical Practice
  • Aboriginal Health Research and Ethics 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Rural Specialisation—Research Unit
  • Service Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 089788A   

  • You are an international school leaver if you have recently completed Yr 12 studies or equivalent and are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    85800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 343200 AUD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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