Course details

CRICOS course code: 096842G

Level of study: Postgraduate


Course overview

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.

Course structure

The first two years of the MD are based at Waurn Ponds (Geelong), where students learn in simulated clinical environments and dedicated medical sciences teaching spaces, along with small-group learning sessions. Students will also be exposed to clinical experiences from early in the course, through placements with healthcare providers.

During years three and four students will undergo intensive clinical training within health services attached to one of five clinical schools, Barwon Health (Geelong), Warrnambool, Ballarat or Eastern Health (Melbourne), or with the Rural Community Clinical School. Students will conduct their learning and assessment in the clinical environment, guided by experienced staff associated with the clinical schools.

The course concludes in year four with two five week rotations - an elective that can be taken in Australia or overseas and a pre-internship hospital rotation in which the student experiences the day to day life of an intern.

To complete the Doctor of Medicine students must attain 32 credit points. All units are core units (these are compulsory). Students must pass all units including all components of units in the course.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first semester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

The course is only available on a full-time basis.

Career outcomes

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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
73,000 Per Year Expected Jan 2023 4 years
Full time
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road
Geelong Victoria 3216

Entry criteria

A Bachelor degree completed not more than 10 years before the course commencement date, with a final GPA (weighted) of 5.0 or greater and either:

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.

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 language requirements

IELTS: Overall 7 No band lower than 7; TOEFL IBT: 94, Writing 27; TOEFL PBT: 600, Writing 5; CPE: 185 No band less than 185; CAE: 185 No band less than 185; PTE: 65 No less than 65 in each skill; OET: DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (75%).


Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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