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Medicine, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduates from The University of Western Australia 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.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD)  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. 

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Anatomist or Physiologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Doctor (Medical Practitioner)


The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is accredited by The Australian Medical Council as a course recognised for medical pre-registration in Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Coursework international applications are available anytime, two years prior to your intended commencement date.

    Domestic students apply through GEMSAS.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      There will be approximately 20 hours per week of face-to-face contact time, in addition to at least 20 hours per week of personal study and completion of online

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Foundations of Medical Practice 
  • Systems-based Learning
  • Integrated Medical Practice
  • Service Learning Aboriginal Health 
  • Research Aboriginal Health
  • Integrated Medical Practice

                                                    English Language Requirements

                                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                    • Minimum required score:


                                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

                                                    • Minimum required score:


                                                      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

                                                    • Minimum required score:


                                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                                    • Minimum required score (Grade C):


                                                      C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                                                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                                                    Academic Requirements

                                                    To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

                                                    • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
                                                    • the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5; and
                                                    • a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 52 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants; 

                                                    This course is not available to international student visa holders.

                                                    Tuition Fee

                                                    • International Applies to you

                                                      78100 AUD/year
                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                      Based on the original amount of 78100 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                    Living costs for Perth

                                                    • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                                                      Living Costs

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


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