Bachelor of Medicine Brisbane | What Are The Pathways?
Are you looking to compare the top universities that offer a Bachelor of Medicine in Brisbane?
Studying a Bachelor of Medicine degree is your first step on the long road to becoming a doctor.
Compare Bachelor of Medicine Degrees in Brisbane
A Bachelor of Medicine is one of the most difficult degrees to get into, so your child may need to spend a year in a bachelor of science first. So, what do you, and your budding doctor need to know about university entries? Here’s our comparison of Medical Degrees at the major Brisbane Universities.
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In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Medicine.
Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.
University of Queensland
The undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine has been discontinued and no new enrolments will be taken after 2015. Instead, the University now offers a Doctor of Medicine or MD. You can apply for this 4-year, full-time graduate program through the provisional entry pathway or as a graduate entrant.
Graduate Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree, GAMSAT/MCAT (international applicants) and interview. GAMSAT must be completed within 2 years prior to the year of commencement and MCAT 4 years. Applicants must achieve a minimum score in the GAMSAT (50 per section) or MCAT (504). GAMSAT/MCAT and GPA are used to rank for invitation to interview. Entry is competitive based on GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and interview score. The key degree must be completed within 10 years prior to commencing. Subject prerequisites are required.
Provisional Entry: UQ Pathway (must be completing Year 12 in year of application): Adjusted ATAR 95 (or equivalent) or higher, Year 12 English (or equivalent), and UCAT ANZ. UCAT ANZ are used to rank for invitation to interview. Entry is competitive, based on ATAR, UCAT ANZ and interview score. To progress to the MD, students must complete their first degree at UQ within the minimum time specified for the program, GPA of 5 and complete two subject prerequisites.
Regional Medical Pathway via Central Queensland University: Domestic Year 12 students (who are CSP eligible) may be considered for the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Pathway to Medicine) offered by Central Queensland University (CQUni) at their Rockhampton and Bundaberg campuses. Applicants must have an adjusted ATAR 95 (or equivalent) or higher, Year 12 English (or equivalent), and UCAT ANZ. UCAT ANZ is used to rank for invitation to interview. Entry is competitive, based on ATAR, UCAT ANZ and interview score.
University of Queensland’s MD is a 4 year full-time course and the annual fee in 2021 was $11,300.
Griffith University no longer offers a Bachelor of Medicine. The new degree is the Doctor of Medicine. You can undertake the course at the Gold Coast Campus or at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute. This is a graduate-entry program which means that you must have completed or be in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree in order to apply. You cannot apply as an undergraduate or year 12 school leaver.
The degree is 4 years of full-time study. Annual fees in 2022 were $11,500. For more information about Griffith Uni’s Doctor of Medicine qualification click here.
While not a Brisbane University, Bond does offer a Bachelor of Medicine near Brisbane – and to high school leavers. Direct entry is available to year 12 school leavers and other university graduates. Students start their medical study by completing a Bachelor of Medical Studies undergraduate program before moving onto the Doctor of Medicine degree. The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) is open to Year 12 school leavers and to students who have started or completed an undergraduate program, with a competitive ATAR/OP or GPA. Bond University will be offering 80% of total places to undergraduate applicants and 20% of total places to graduate applicants.
The prerequisite for the Bond Medical Program from 2022 will be English, English as an Additional Language, Literature, or English & Literature Extension (QCAA General Subject, Units 3 and 4 at Grade C or better).
Course duration is a total of 14 semesters so full-time study at 3 semesters per year will allow you to complete the two-part course in 4 years & 8 months full-time study. Fees per semester in 2022 are projected to be $29,420, therefore, completing the 14 semesters to become a Doctor will cost you $411,880. Head to the Bond Uni website for more information.
Will your child get a high enough ATAR?
If your ATAR wasn’t high enough to qualify for a Bachelor of Medicine but you really want to become a doctor you may still be eligible to study medicine by completing a bachelor degree which then qualifies you to sit GAMSAT. GAMSAT is the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test, a 6.5 hour test offered to anyone who has completed a bachelor degree or is in their final year of completing a bachelor degree. GAMSAT is used to select candidates for graduate-level medical degrees at Australian universities.
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