Our award-winning Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (BMed/MD) is a combined undergraduate/postgraduate degree. You'll enter the program as an undergraduate student and graduate with both a bachelor's degree and the Doctor of Medicine.
Throughout your medical studies, you’ll learn the basic medical sciences in relation to the human life cycle, examine social/ethical/legal issues related to healthcare and build your clinical and communication skills. As you progress through the program, you'll gain increased clinical exposure in hospital placements. Your fourth year is dedicated to research, where you'll complete either an Independent Learning Project (ILP) or honours year. In your final two years (the MD portion of the program), you'll complete clinical placements in surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, primary care, obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics. This is your opportunity to discover which specialities interest you and what medical path you want to pursue when you graduate.
Our six-year medical program is the most in-demand degree in NSW.^ You’ll be learning within the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct – a world-leading health, education and research environment. Attracting the best clinicians and academics from around the world, the precinct fosters collaboration between healthcare professionals, providing an environment for ground-breaking research.
Our strong industry links give you the opportunity to learn within Australia’s best hospitals and private practices. Gain valuable exposure to one of the world’s best healthcare systems and work and study as part of interdisciplinary teams on hospital wards. Study alongside some of Australia’s best medical researchers through our affiliated Independent Medical Research Institutes. Leverage our connections to gain professional opportunities and start building your own professional network.
Our health community features award-winning educators, clinicians and leaders in medicine. You’ll have close engagement with our distinguished alumni community of celebrated doctors and researchers. You’ll be welcomed into our supportive community of healthcare professionals, who are working together to improve life for all.
Our medicine graduates go on to pursue diverse and rewarding careers in a wide range of roles across the medical industry. Further study and experience will allow you to specialise in a specific area of medicine, such as general practice, paediatrics, cardiology, oncology, general surgery, orthopaedics, pathology, radiology or psychiatry. If you choose not to work as a medical practitioner in a hospital or private practice, this degree will also prepare you for other career opportunities in medical research, health policy and medical education.
Upon successful completion of the six-year program, you’ll be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Medical Board of Australia. This will allow you to commence your one-year hospital internship following graduation, which is required to gain general registration as a doctor in Australia.
Medicine is a highly rewarding career, but becoming a doctor is no easy feat. In this guide, we break down the process that'll take you from medical student to specialist consultant.
Meet Maryaan as she brings us along to a typical day on clinical placement. With a passion for helping people in their most vulnerable moments, Maryaan is living uni life her way.
You can study medicine in the following combined undergraduate/postgraduate degrees:
The clinical artificial intelligence (AI) stream introduces undergraduate medical students to clinical AI research and coursework. This stream consists of an extended coursework honours program and a research project related to the specialisation. The research project may be undertaken within affiliated hospitals and research institutes/centres or other Schools within the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
Gain research experience and enhance your career prospects with an honours degree. These programs are designed to connect your undergraduate study with supervised independent research. An honours degree also provides a pathway into further study, such as a Masters by Research or PhD. You can take honours as a standalone degree or as part of an embedded honours program.
Embedded honours programs
The Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine program incorporates an Independent Learning Project (ILP) or honours year in your fourth year of study.
Standalone honours program
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