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Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

  • ID:DU610056
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$55.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$73,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$55.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$73,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The application process for admission to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) is through a direct entry process. Applications will be accepted until 31 August 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered for a late round if the quota has not been filled.

Course transfer applications from other Medical Schools are not accepted due to places in the course being capped.

Academic requirements

  • Academic performance in an approved Bachelor, Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters by coursework completed no more than 10 years before the course commencement date (Degree must have been awarded within 10 years of the projected commencement date of the Doctor of Medicine. Applicants whose degree was completed outside this 10 year period may be considered if they have completed relevant further Higher Education study. The institution must be recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas institution determined by Deakin).

  • A final GPA (weighted) of 5.0 or greater, and

  • GAMSAT: a minimum score of 50 in each of the three sections of the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT), and an overall score of 50 or greater. The GAMSAT score must be obtained within two years of your application. For GAMSAT information including test dates, visit the GAMSAT website.


  • MCAT: a score of 125 or greater in each of the four sections of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT score must be obtained within two years of your application

English Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic) overall score of 7 with no individual band score less than 7 or an equivalent recognised English test.

Course Information

Apply to the Doctor of Medicine and set yourself up for a range of rewarding careers, from general practice to pathology, paediatrics to surgery. The course has a unique focus on rural and regional medicine, Indigenous Health and patient-centred communication skills.

Want a medicine degree that enables you to enhance community health and wellbeing?

Deakin’s Doctor of Medicine takes you beyond the classroom to work with patients all across Victoria and beyond. You’ll learn how medicine is practised in rural areas, while building valuable relationships that kick start career growth once you graduate.

The course shines a light on Indigenous Health, and will help you broaden your perspective of clinical medicine to encompass public health, legal and ethical perspectives.  Your study experience will allow you to advance the health and wellbeing of communities in Australia and beyond.

Be part of a community of learners who support each other as you grow your knowledge and capabilities. Be confident in the support provided by the School, as you learn in an environment where a culture of diversity, inclusiveness, respect and social accountability is built, together.

Start your journey at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, home to our $53 million purpose-built facilities. These facilities provide the ideal training ground for problem-based learning – a key theme of medicine at Deakin. You’ll learn to solve the kinds of problems you’ll face in your future career, while developing your confidence in foundational medical principles, clinical reasoning and the high-level communication skills necessary for excellent patient-centred care.

Off campus, you’ll build real-world clinical experience through placements in a range of medical settings, from hospitals and general practices to community healthcare centres in the Geelong region. In your third and fourth years, you’ll have the opportunity to preference one of four clinical schools for training:

  • Barwon Health (Geelong)

  • Eastern Health (Melbourne)

  • Ballarat

  • Warrnambool

In addition, the Rural Community Clinical School is available in your third year, giving you the option of parallel consulting in smaller rural and regional towns. The clinical placement component of the course provides at least four weeks of dedicated rural attachment, meeting your Commonwealth Department of Health requirements and further enhancing your practical experience in regional areas.

Interested in gaining a global perspective of medicine? Your fourth and final year includes an elective unit that you can study overseas, as well as a pre-internship hospital rotation that offers a first-hand taste of the day-to-day life of an intern. You will also develop your skills in research design and data analysis, to equip you for career progression and lifelong learning as a medical practitioner.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Deakin’s medicine graduates perform extremely well in terms of employment outcomes

In order to qualify as registered medical practitioners with the Australian Medical Council (AMC), these graduates are currently undertaking accredited internships at a number of Victorian and interstate hospitals.

Following successful completion of their intern year, our graduates will be able to apply for entry to speciality training programs for a diverse range of medical careers.

Employment after graduation

International students who graduate from Australian Medical Schools are subject to an Australian Government-imposed 10-year moratorium.  The 10 Year Moratorium applies to any international graduate (i.e. those trained domestically) for a period of ten years from the date of their first medical registration in Australia. Any person under the 10 Year Moratorium cannot apply for a Medicare provider number. This restriction may be exempted if they are wishing to work in an area that is deemed to be located in a District of Workforce Shortage (DWS), a geographical area where the population has less access to Medicare subsidised services when compared to the national average.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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