Why study here?
We are pleased to announce that Sydney Medical School will be awarding an MD or Doctor of Medicine to students commencing the medical program from 2014 onward.
This is an exciting development and one which we believe will be of great benefit to our students.
The MD has been approved by the Australian Medical Council and the Medical Board of Australia.
The primary change between the MD and MBBS programs will be the inclusion of compulsory research methods training and the requirement for the completion of a research or other major project.
Curriculum, clinical training and assessment will remain broadly the same. Central features of Sydney’s program, including the integration of clinical learning and teaching with basic sciences, population health concepts and the development of professionalism, will not be changed under the MD.
Find out more about the Doctor of Medicine – MD.
Sydney Medical School offers its globally recognised medical program as a four-year graduate-entry medical degree offering:
- Clinical experience at leading hospitals
- A research or capstone project within the program
- Research opportunities at world-leading institutes
- International connections and electives throughout Europe, Africa, North America and Asia
- In-depth exposure to rural clinical practices
- High teacher-student ratios
- Extensive scholarship support
- Preparation support for registration in North America
What will I learn?
The 4-year course includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.
In years 1 and 2 you will gain hands-on experience in a structured, supervised program with regular patient contact and weekly clinical school participation.
In years 3 and 4 you will transfer to your clinical school full-time for further in-depth exposure to clinical practices. You'll also complete an elective term (preferably with one of our international partners) and may elect to undertake an honours research project.
During the degree you will accquire a thorough grounding in fundamental medical sciences and human anatomy, with the option to attend intensive dissection classes over summer.
There are also compulsory independent learning activities (again with numerous international opportunities), an 8-week rural rotation and pre-internship training, including preparation for North American registration if you intend to practice in the USA or Canada.
Upon successful completion of the course you will qualify to undertake an internship within the hospital system, following which you can apply for professional recognition as a medical practitioner in Australia or overseas.