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Medicine, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
Doctor of Medicine from The University of Western Australia graduates will be committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.


As a doctor, you will need to fulfil a number of roles including that of a professional, leader, advocate, clinician, educator and scholar, and these key roles for them themes around which the Doctor of Medicine from The University of Western Australia curriculum is structured. 

As well as undertaking relevant bioscience learning and development of clinical knowledge and skills reasoning, you 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. This course prepares graduates with the professional attributes required for successful medical internships.


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.


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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rural Specialisation—Research Foundations Unit
  • Rural Specialisation—Service Learning Foundations Unit
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Research Foundations Unit
  • Service Learning Unit

                                                    English Language Requirements

                                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

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                                                      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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                                      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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                                                      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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                                                    Academic Requirements

                                                    • CRICOS CODE: 089788A

                                                    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
                                                    • (3) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 55; or a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score of at least 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants; 
                                                    • a place in a Direct Pathway into this course.
                                                    • entry via an Indigenous pathway

                                                    Tuition Fee

                                                    • International

                                                      78096 AUD/year
                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                      Based on the original amount of 312400 AUD for the full programme 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.
                                                    National: AUD 8,934 per year

                                                    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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