3. Admission schemes

Some communities in Australia face unique challenges, which is why we have a range of special admission pathways and schemes to help students applying for the Doctor of Medicine. 

All Year 12 students are also eligible to apply for the Subject Incentive Scheme

In March 2018, changes to the selection process for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program were approved. The changes to MD Admissions will be progressively introduced between 2019 and 2022, allowing prospective students ample time to prepare.

Rural Access Scheme

Eligible Year 12 applicants from Australian rural and regional areas can have two adjustments added onto their entry rank for the Doctor of Medicine (Provisional Entry).

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Rural Background Sub-quota

Each year, 28 per cent of all domestic places in the Doctor of Medicine intake are assigned to applicants from an Australian rural background. 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Pathway

If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, you can apply for the Doctor of Medicine through an admission pathway.

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Provisional entry for school leavers 

If you are a current school leaver and wish to apply for UQ's Doctor of Medicine (MD), submit your application online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply to QTAC

Direct entry for graduates

If you have already completed bachelor degree or equivalent and wish to apply for UQ's Doctor of Medicine (MD), submit your application through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS).

Apply to GEMSAS

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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When you apply to university, you might encounter new or unfamiliar terminology. Here's what some of these words mean.

Admission terms and definitions

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