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    Doctor of Medicine

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    PhD (Philosophy Doctorate)

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 80,500  / year
    Next Intake February-2025

    Doctor of Medicine


    Flinders University offers graduate entry to the MD in Adelaide and the Northern Territory*, providing an alternative to the traditional pathway from secondary school to an undergraduate medical course. The four-year course enables you to graduate with a medical qualification comparable to a six-year medicine degree.

    The MD aims to develop the elements of knowledge, understanding and skill central to varied areas of medical practice, producing graduates well prepared to act as hospital interns and with the potential to follow a full range of medical specialties in subsequent training.

    Flinders has a strong profile in medicine both nationally and internationally, and continues to be at the forefront of innovation in teaching and research. We provide rich and innovative student clinical placements and are leaders in the field of rural and remote health.

    Throughout the course there are three broad topics or themes: doctor and patient, knowledge of health and illness, and health professions and society. The program focuses on student-centred learning with longitudinal development of the knowledge, skills and personal and professional attributes required of a doctor. Topics cover areas such as interaction between doctor and patient, knowledge of health and illness, health professions and society, socially responsible health practice, clinical research foundations, and advanced studies.

    Practical experience

    The degree offers a hand-on approach, blending community and hospital training that offers you exposure to the broad spectrum of health care from the primary to the tertiary level. Topics introduce you to clinical practice and performance, and you will undertake practicals and clinical placements throughout the degree.

    Practical experience requirements

    This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students who are required to complete clinical placements must be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation standards (eg Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline) and any additional private provider requirements as needed.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    Upon graduation, you must complete a year as a hospital intern to qualify for medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia. After internship and a possible further year in a training position, you can then apply to undertake specialist training with a medical college. In addition to clinical practice in a wide range of medical specialties, medical graduates may work in research, public health or community aid around the world, or in health administration.

    Potential occupations after internship include:

    • general practitioner
    • hospital medical officer
    • medical specialist
    • general practitioner in urban, rural and remote settings.

    Professional accreditation/recognition

    The Flinders University medical program has been re-accredited by the  Australian Medical Council until 31 March 2025. Graduates of the Medicine degree will be registered with the Medical Board of Australia and permitted to practise medicine in Australia.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 80,500 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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