Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne



welcome to the Melbourne medical school for over 150 years the school has worked with the community through its research teaching and clinical services to improve health and to advance healthcare the values of the school are commitment integrity compassion respect and service currently ranked the highest in Australia in number 15 in the world the school brings together high levels of scholarship with a very practical medical education it's made Pikeville campus is situated right on the edge of the Melbourne CBD with multiple public transport options including an underground railway station and currently under construction and a vibrant student precinct with lots of cafes bars restaurants and good accommodation we're surrounded by world-class research institutes and some of the largest general and specialist hospitals in Australia we also have a network of clinical placements in hospitals throughout suburban Melbourne and clinics in Melbourne and across rural Victoria with bases in Shepparton Wangaratta Bendigo and Ballarat the Melbourne medical school offers a postgraduate pathway to a medical career through its Doctor of Medicine or MD course this is a four-year graduate program for high achieving students who are making a mature choice about their future career it was launched in 2011 it was the first medical course in Australia to provide the academically advanced masters level medical degree that's becoming the expected standard globally the Melbourne MD builds on prerequisite knowledge in anatomy physiology and biochemistry this allows a stronger clinical focus with students spending the majority of the course in health care settings learning about patient care the course is designed for those who have decided they want to be a doctor to bring together a lifelong love of learning with a genuine commitment to helping people through compassionate clinical care MD also includes a research project where students can explore a topic of genuine interest and then present that work at an annual conference the MD student conference is attended by all 1,400 medical students in the program and is organized completely by themselves making it a unique educational experience the first year of the course is spent at the parkville campus building on this prerequisite knowledge and other disciplines such as pathology microbiology pharmacology and population health to lay a solid foundation in the biomedical sciences students also begin their preparation for clinical practice in that first year by learning how to interact with patients and how to perform physical examinations in the second year the MDS head out to their clinical schools based in the hospitals this is a really exciting time students are finally beginning to see real patients and start to take histories and examine patients with a range of illnesses they're starting to put their theory into practice the MDS will be seeing patients across medicine surgery ambulatory care and emergency medicine they quickly immersed in the clinical team and learning how a healthcare team manages a patient a friendly face and empathic ear they're already contributing to patient care in the third year the MDS are learning about specialty medicine they'll be seeing children adolescents and women the LOB so piecing older patients and patients with mental illnesses whilst now comfortable in the clinical environment there are many new challenges and they'll have unforgettable memories like delivering their first baby and vaccinating a screaming child integral to the MDS learning about patient centered care is the time they spend working alongside general practitioners in the community after all this is where most healthcare is delivered for a small group of MDS there's an opportunity for them to work with general practitioners for a whole year immersed in the community in a rural setting most students choose to focus their research project on one of the clinical areas they've studied in the second or third year of their degree this gives them a uniquely academic perspective on a clinical discipline which might become the focus of their future career our goal is to produce junior doctors who are well equipped to be clinician researchers during the fourth year of the MZ program students being considerable time revising their skills in the simulation lab learning to perform patient assessments and maturing their skills in professionalism and communication following the patient and their family through illness can be both rewarding and very stressful and confronting we realize that the clinical skills that students need considerable support during this time the welfare of students is paramount the school's value highly the student voice student engagement and respond to the pastoral care needs at the end of the fourth year of the m.d. the students graduate with confidence resilience and an understanding of patient centered care to be truly excellent doctors learning from a blend of highly skilled academics and clinicians time is spent learning from patients in hospital settings also as well as in community settings such as general practice clinics for information about our clinical school network visit our website the Melbourne MD aims to graduate medical doctors with a wide range of highly developed graduate attributes being at a higher academic level than a bachelor's medical degree our graduates have a particularly strong connection with the use and generation of knowledge and a well-prepared for a lifetime of learning scholarship and medical practice the Melbourne MD is a world-class medical degree from one of the world's leading universities if you're interested in a vocation which will stimulate you intellectually while making a worthwhile contribution to the community then studying medicine as I did were skilled and passionate teachers will prepare you for a truly satisfying career you

6 comments

  1. I want to ask like I am in india and now I am studying in +1 medical and I'm planing to study in Melbourne university after +2 so what are the requriments to take admission there
    Also I need to ask about the courses or degrees and there fee per semester which are having great scope in Australia

  2. @theununiversityofmelbourne After missing a year of my VCE due to illness, I still managed to pass year 12 last year however I had a pretty poor ATAR. What are the pathways I can take to get into the bachelor of biomedicine at The University of Melbourne?

  3. Is it ok if you do bachelor of biomedicine at Latrobe university as an undergraduate before this graduate course?

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