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Doctor of Medicine

To be considered for an offer, you'll need to meet all the entry requirements.

Select an entry pathway to view the entry requirements:

Provisional Entry (for school leavers)

If you're in your final year of high school (Queensland Year 12 or equivalent), you can apply for the Provisional Entry pathway.

To view the entry requirements for this pathway, see the Doctor of Medicine program.

After you apply, if you're eligible for the next stage, you'll be invited to participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI).

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

If you don't meet the entry requirements for the Provisional Entry pathway, consider applying for one of our recommended bachelor's degrees.

You can then apply for the Graduate Entry pathway in your final year of study. You can meet the other requirements for this pathway while you complete your bachelor's degree.

Progressing to the Doctor of Medicine

If you receive a Provisional Entry offer, you'll need to complete your first bachelor's degree at UQ before you start the MD program.

You have some flexibility to choose which program you'd like to study as your first degree, as long as:

See recommended bachelor's degrees

During your first degree, to be able to progress to the MD, you'll need to:

  • achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on a 7-point scale),
  • complete the degree within the minimum time, and
  • complete the required MD tertiary prerequisite courses.

Graduate Entry (for university graduates)

If you've completed, or are in your final year of, a minimum of a 3-year bachelor's degree (6 semesters full-time), you can apply for the Graduate Entry pathway.

To view the entry requirements for this pathway, see the Doctor of Medicine program.

After you apply, if you're eligible for the next stage, you'll be invited to participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI).

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

Understanding key degrees

If you've only completed a bachelor's degree, this is the degree you'll be assessed on – also known as your key degree.

If you've completed a subsequent degree (including a separate honours degree, a graduate diploma, master's or doctoral degree), your most recently completed degree will be used as your key degree.

Your key degree can be in any discipline, although you'll need strong scientific knowledge to achieve a competitive GAMSAT score. Generally, we recommend degrees with a biomedical background.

If your most recent degree is from more than 10 years ago, you may still be able to use it as your key degree if you've since completed approved tertiary study in the 10 years before you plan to start the Doctor of Medicine. You must have:

  • completed a full-time semester of study at bachelor level or higher, and
  • achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7-point scale.

Otherwise, you'll need to complete a new key degree.

Provisional Entry (for school leavers)

If you're in your final year of high school (Queensland Year 12 or equivalent), you can apply for the Provisional Entry pathway.

The minimum entry requirements for this pathway are:

You'll need to sit the UCAT ANZ before you apply.

The minimum required UCAT ANZ aggregate score depends on the performance of applicants and available places in the MD program. For the 2020 intake, the aggregate score for a Commonwealth Supported Place was 2870. This score varies each year and can't be determined in advance.

After you apply, if you're eligible for the next stage, you'll be invited to a MMI.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Make sure you're assessed on your highest possible entry score by applying for any admission schemes you're eligible for.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for the Provisional Entry pathway, consider applying for one of our recommended bachelor's degrees.

You can then apply for the Direct Entry pathway in your final year of study. You can meet the other requirements for this pathway while you complete your bachelor's degree.

Progressing to the Doctor of Medicine

If you receive a Provisional Entry offer, you'll need to complete your first bachelor's degree at UQ before you start the MD program.

You have some flexibility to choose which program you'd like to study as your first degree, as long as:

See recommended bachelor's degrees

During your first degree, to be able to progress to the MD, you'll need to:

  • achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on a 7-point scale),
  • complete the degree within the minimum time, and
  • complete the required MD tertiary prerequisite courses.

Direct Entry (for university graduates)

If you've completed, or are in your final year of, a minimum of a 3-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent), you can apply for the Direct Entry pathway.

To meet the minimum entry requirements for this pathway, you'll need to have:

  • been awarded a key degree by an accredited Australian university or overseas equivalent 
  • completed your key degree in the last 10 years, and:

    • if your key degree is your first degree, it must be completed by 31 December in the year you apply.
    • if you've completed subsequent study, for this study to be considered as your new key degree, it must be completed by the end of Semester 1 in the year you apply.
  • achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your key degree
  • achieved a minimum score of 50 in each section of the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) in the 2 years before you apply
  • completed tertiary prerequisite courses (only if you're applying to start the MD in 2022 or later)
  • completed a multiple mini interview (MMI).

You'll need to sit the GAMSAT before you apply. After you apply, if you're eligible for the next stage, you'll be invited to a MMI.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

Understanding key degrees

If you've only completed a bachelor's degree, this is the degree you'll be assessed on – also known as your key degree.

If you've completed a subsequent degree (including a separate honours degree, a graduate diploma, master's or doctoral degree), your most recently completed degree will be used as your key degree.

Your key degree can be in any discipline, although you'll need strong scientific knowledge to achieve a competitive GAMSAT score. Generally, we recommend degrees with a biomedical background.

If your most recent degree is from more than 10 years ago, you may still be able to use it as your key degree if you've since completed approved tertiary study in the 10 years before you plan to start the Doctor of Medicine. You must have:

  • completed a full-time semester of study at bachelor level or higher, and
  • achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7-point scale.

Otherwise, you'll need to complete a new key degree.