Applying to the Medicine Program

10 reasons why you should choose UNSW Medicine

UNSW Medicine has developed an innovative six year, three Phase undergraduate Medicine program. The program leads to the awards of Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (BMed/MD).

The program has been developed to reflect dramatic changes in the environment of medical practice to meet changing community expectations of doctors, major shifts in the patters of health and disease, a huge expansion of knowledge in the biomedical sciences, and the information technology revolution.

Our pioneering, proactive and award winning teaching program uses scenario based learning and a collaborative approach to turn students into skilled clinicians. It promotes lifelong learning, collaborative and experiential learning, and recognises the importance of personal and professional development.

The course brings together students from different years, creating a culture of peer teaching and support, promoting collaborative learning and preparing graduates for work in clinical teams. As a result, we are producing future healthcare practitioners we are able to communicate, problem solve and practice ethically.

What makes the UNSW Medicine Program different?

  • Undergraduate entry: We offer undergraduate entry to the Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine (BMed/MD) program. We believe in developing the clinical and research skills of our students from the time they leave school.
  • ILP: All UNSW medical students spend a year undertaking an Independent Learning Project (ILP), a period of in-depth study during which students develop skills in independent research and critical analysis.
  • Hands-on learning: Our students spend time on the wards from their very first semester.
  • Award winning teaching: Our program has been recognised by the Office for Learning and Teaching as setting the benchmark for other institutions.
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In this video prospective students are given an overview of the undergraduate medicine program, application process, UMAT preparation tips and helpful myth busting.

For your convenience, here is a list of speakers, their topics and a timecode of when each speaker appears on the video.


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Important notes for Medicine program students

  • Training to be a doctor and working as a doctor is both physically and emotionally demanding. Doctors are exposed to stress and disease. If intending applicants have any concerns about these issues or if they are aware of any reason (such as a chronic illness, a disability or a criminal conviction) or any impairment that might make it difficult to gain medical student registration with the Medical Board of Australia or to practice as a doctor after graduating from UNSW, they are urged to speak about these important matters in confidence with one of our independent Faculty advisers. To arrange this, contact the Faculty’s Student Wellbeing Advisor
  • As it is not considered appropriate for children under the age of 16 to participate in clinical training, applicants who will be under the age of 16 years at the commencement of Year 1 should discuss their proposed application with the Faculty on (+61 2) 9385 8765.
  • Applicants who believe that the UNSW Medicine’s admissions process has not been fairly implemented in relation to their application, have the right of appeal.  Such appeal is to be in writing to: The Dean of Medicine, UNSW Australia, UNSW Sydney 2052. The reason for the appeal will be investigated by a Faculty staff member and the Dean will make a determination.
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