400 credit points
4 years full-time / part-time unavailable
International Admission Guide is available to Download (PDF 866KB)
For current detailed selection criteria for the Doctor of Medicine course please refer to the University Handbook.
For an overview of all other MD selection policies, please refer to The Doctor of Medicine Selection Guidelines.
Note that the MD Selection Guidelines and GEMSAS admissions guide are currently being updated. In the interim, please see the Doctor of Medicine Handbook page via the link provided above, for the current rules on calculation of GPA and weighting of elements within the course offer rank.
The GEMSAS Admissions Guide is available online.
Core participation requirements
All applicants for the Doctor of Medicine should familiarise themselves with the core participation requirements of this course. These requirements are designed to ensure that students entering the program have the aptitude to achieve the graduate attributes during the course.
Important note regarding Honours
The Grade Point Average (GPA) will be measured by considering the last 3 years of the applicant's undergraduate coursework studies (only including Honours where the Honours Degree is completed by the end of semester one in the year of application , and the results are available for selection).
Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) for the Melbourne MD
As per the published entry requirements for the Doctor of Medicine, shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview for this course.
The interview component is an 8 station Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Each station takes 5 minutes and has a single interviewer. The MMI aims to assess non-academic qualities including cultural sensitivity, maturity, collaboration, reliability and communication skills. The stations could include practical tasks, answering questions, commenting on short films, andexplaining thinking.
Please see the attached policy here for further information on how the results from the Multi Mini Interviews are applied to MD applications
All GEMSAS domestic applicants and International applicants who successfully pass the MMI will have the interview results combined with their GPA and GAMSAT results to achieve their course application ranking. All guaranteed entry applicants must pass the MMI, and meet any other requirements of their guarantee.
Assessment of prerequisite subjects
In order to ensure that applicants have met the prerequisites for entry prior to finalising their application via the GEMSAS Online Admission System applicants are recommended to have their subjects assessed as early as possible. Please visit MDHS Health Hub prerequisites for further details.
This is information for prospective graduate students regarding the Doctor of Medicine. Applicants interested in undergraduate study can find information here. Course intake is dependent upon several factors including Government funding. However, these figures are indicative of intakes for future years.
The Melbourne Medical School has approximately 345 places available for the Doctor of Medicine course, comprising 250 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for Domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents & NZ citizens) and up to 95 Full Fee Domestic and International places.
Within the 250 Commonwealth Supported places, the following bonded places are offered:
CSP BMP (Bonded Medical Place) (non-scholarship) - 71 places
A portion of all Commonwealth Supported Places are allocated to the Bonded Medical Places scheme. Students accepting a BMP will be required to sign a contract with the Commonwealth and will have service obligations to the Commonwealth for a period of one year. Please note that BMPs are only available to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. For further details please refer to the BMP website.
*All place quotas are subject to change
Rural Clinical Training Experience
The Melbourne Medical School encourages all students to undertake rural training experiences during their Doctor of Medicine course. Students in a Commonwealth Supported Place are expected to undertake a clinical placement of at least 4 weeks in a rural setting during the MD course. Usually this requirement will be met during the General Practice rotation in Principles of Clinical Practice 3, in an MD Research Project, or in the Vocational Selective term during Transition to Practice. Otherwise, students can choose to complete a Clinical Elective in a rural setting.
Immigration status change
Students admitted under the international quota who gain Australian permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship during the course cannot remain in the international quota and will be transferred to an Australian full fee paying place.