Doctor of Medicine

Program code

5099

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$64,000.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or other key degree (5.0 GPA) and GAMSAT (minimum score of 50 in each section) or MCAT (123 in each section) and interview

    (more)

7.0

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

079860C

Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2019 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 30 September 2018

How to apply

You can apply for admission through Griffith International. To begin your application, click on the Apply Now button.

Next intake (Gold Coast Campus) Applications close
Trimester 1, 2019 Sunday, 30 September 2018
Orientation commences Monday, 14 January 2019
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Check the eligibility requirements in the sections below.


Admission requirements

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Griffith University is a GRADUATE ENTRY program. As such, ALL applicants are to have completed or be in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree before they are eligible to apply for entry.

Applicants to the MD are encouraged from all degree backgrounds.

The medical selection criteria comprise three essential components:

  1. completion of a Bachelor degree or other 'key degree' (see below) achieving an overall GPA of 5.0 or above on a 7-point scale calculated using the GEMSAS schema.
  2. performance in a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) - applicants must achieve a minimum score of 50 in each GAMSAT section or 123 in each MCAT section.
  3. performance in a Medical Selections interview. International Medical Selections interviews are conducted via SKYPE.

The GPA will be added to the admissions test score (50:50) by converting GPA and admissions test result to a percentage score, in order to rank applicants for selection for interview. Once the interview has been held the interview score will be added to the GPA/Test combined rank and divided by 2 to provide a rank score used to determine whether applicants are eligible for an offer of a place in the program.

Key degree

Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7 point scale) in their most recent Bachelor or other key degree. A key degree is a Bachelor degree, Honours degree, Masters (coursework or research) or a PhD.

Applicants are ranked for interview based on selections rank derived from a 50/50 combination of an unweighted GPA (converted to a percentage) and the overall admissions test score (also from 100). This combination rank means that a lower admissions test score may be offset by a higher GPA and vice versa (within the minimum requirement limits).

Griffith recognises two year accelerated bachelor degrees or one year conversion degrees for the purposes of admission to Medicine. However, these degrees MUST be complete at the time of application.

For completed Bachelor degrees, the GPA will be calculated using the GEMSAS grading schema and will be calculated over the final three years of full-time study. Applicants who are in the final year of a Bachelor degree at the time of application will have a GPA calculated over all grades available to date.

The GPA for completed Honours degrees will have a final year GPA applied according to the classification awarded (as per the conversion table in this guide). The balance of the GPA calculation will be based on the final two years of the undergraduate degree.

Completed Masters by Research only (where the degree is non-graded) will receive a GPA of 7.0 for the duration of equivalent full-time study up to a maximum of two years. The balance of the GPA calculation will be based on the final one or two years of the undergraduate degree.

Completed Masters by Coursework (or a combination of coursework and research) will have a GPA calculated from the graded components of the program for the duration of equivalent full-time years of study in the program with the balance of the GPA calculation being based on the final one or two years of the undergraduate degree.

Completed PhDs will receive an overall GPA of 7.0.

The key degree must have been completed within 10 years of the projected commencement date. Applicants whose key degree was completed outside the 10 year period are considered for admission if they have completed, with a passing GPA, the equivalent of one year of full time tertiary study within the past 10 years.

Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT)

All applicants may apply using a valid GAMSAT score. The minimum GAMSAT score for applications to be considered further is 50/50/50. 

GAMSAT scores are required to be no more than two years old at the time of application. 

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Only International students may apply using an MCAT score. The minimum MCAT score for applications to be considered further is 8 in every section for MCAT tests taken pre-2015 or 123 in every section for tests taken from 2015 onwards.

MCAT scores are required to be no more than two years old at the time of application.

MD/PhD pathway

Applications for admission are to be submitted to the Dean of Medicine (Head, School of Medicine) during Year 2/Trimester 2 of study in the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicants to the MD/PhDs pathway should have:

  • a numerical score equivalent to a Distinction for Year 1 of the MD;
  • approval by the Head of School and satisfying the admission requirements as detailed in the Higher Degree Research policy:
    • a Bachelor degree with first-class Honours or second-class Honours (Division A); or
    • a Masters degree incorporating a significant research component from a recognised institution; or
    • a record of research, such as publication authorship, research employment, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body deemed by the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, to be of a standard comparable to a Bachelor degree with second-class Honours (Division A).

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Credit for prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.

How to apply

An International student is a person who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a person with permanent residency status in Australia.

A limited number of places are available in this program to International students. International students wishing to undertake this program require a student visa to study in Australia or another visa type which does not preclude them from studying in Australia.

International students apply for admission through Griffith International* and all applications must include English language test results.

* Applicants must supply GAMSAT/MCAT scores that are no more than two years old at the time of application.

Medical selection interview

Interviews for International applicants (for the 2018 intake) will be at the end of June and in August and October 2017.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0 and
  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.

Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:

Credit for prior learning

Normally credit will not be granted in this program. However, credit transfer in lieu of prior studies will only be awarded in instances where the relevant Dean or nominee determines that the study is equivalent in level and content to courses in the program. Such studies normally would have been completed in an equivalent medical program.