All About the Oztrekk Program for Australian Medical Schools

Oztrekk Program, Australian Medical Schools, JCU School of Medicine

OzTREKK is the most reliable source of information for international students studying medicine in Australia. We are the experts in admission requirements and application procedures for Australian medical schools, and we guide you through the differences between undergraduate and graduate courses, and the considerations for practicing medicine after graduation.

What is The Difference Between Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Programs?

Undergraduate entry

Rather than having to obtain a bachelor’s degree first, undergraduate medical programs allow students to enter high school directly. This means that students can graduate from medical school in just 5-6 years.

The JCU School of Medicine offers a six-year undergraduate entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in North Queensland, Australia.

The five-year medical program leading to the undergraduate entry to the Monash University School of Medicine provides an excellent avenue for students seeking to enter medical school directly into high school.

Graduate Entry

Some Australian medical schools offer an entry-level graduate program where you must first complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, in order to apply for a four-year medical program.

The following Australian medical schools offer an entry-level medical education program, similar to the medical programs offered in Canada and the United States:

  • Griffith University School of Medicine
  • Macquarie University School of Medicine
  • Monash University School of Medicine
  • Melbourne University School of Medicine
  • University of Queensland School of Medicine
  • Sydney University School of Medicine
  • University of Western Australia School of Medicine

Medical License and Accreditation

According to CaRMS, Australian medical graduates have the highest rates of return to Canada than any other region in the world. Each year, OzTREKK organizes annual Canadian Medical Licensing Webinars, which are open to students submitting their Australian medical degree applications through OzTREKK. These webinars provide the latest information on the accreditation and medical clearance process in Canada, as well as internships in Australia.

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