• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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About The Course

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.

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.


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:

    Domestic students apply through GEMSAS. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General 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
  • (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

    79704 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 318800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    79704 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 318801 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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