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Doctor of Medical Leadership

Overview

The Doctor of Medical Leadership is designed for fellows, junior consultants and general practitioners and can be completed alongside clinical work.

The doctorate will take you 3 years to complete full time and combines leadership training and mentoring with a 40,000-word research project. The program is intended to advance your clinical research and leadership skills, and provide you with a point of distinction for senior medical roles.

The leadership training component of the doctorate includes courses from UQ, Queensland Health, hospitals, or medical colleges. You will also be given an opportunity to be mentored by a senior medical specialist who can provide you with advice about career progression.

Your research project will be completed at your current workplace and will be supported by both an academic adviser at UQ and an adviser in your workplace. The project is designed to strengthen your problem-solving and communication skills, while also helping you develop the depth of knowledge needed for advanced health careers.

Location
Herston, St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Research Quarter 1 (1 Jan, 2020), Research Quarter 2 (1 Apr, 2020), Research Quarter 3 (1 Jul, 2020), Research Quarter 4 (1 Oct, 2020)
Program Code
7604
AQF
Level 10

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Undertake a research project addressing a clinical problem you identify with your academic adviser.
  • Connect with a medical mentor who can provide you with insight and advice based on their own leadership experience.
  • Grow your management and leadership skills to enhance the performance of your current healthcare team.
  • Study a flexible program specifically designed to be completed alongside your day-to-day clinical work.

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

Supervision

You have to find and contact a thesis supervisor before you apply

This supervisor will support, guide and mentor you through your research, and can introduce you to professional networks that will start your career.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  1. hold an approved degree in medicine; and
  2. have completed 2 years of graduate clinical experience; and
  3. satisfy the associate dean (research) and the dean that the applicant is qualified for admission; and
  4. hold current registration with the Medical Board of Australia; and
  5. hold and maintain a current clinical appointment.

Prerequisites

  1. hold an approved degree in medicine; and
  2. have completed 2 years of graduate clinical experience; and
  3. satisfy the associate dean (research) and the dean that the applicant is qualified for admission; and
  4. hold current registration with the Medical Board of Australia; and
  5. hold and maintain a current clinical appointment.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Doctor of Medical Leadership are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

English language requirements

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Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

Scholarships

Higher degree by research students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by UQ, the Australian Government, private donors, international organisations or other sources.

The UQ Graduate School has an annual scholarship budget of nearly $40 million and coordinates a competitive, merit-based process for awarding scholarships.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. Our Scholarships website explains how to apply for each scholarship.

Go to the Scholarships website

How to apply

Before you apply

Before you submit an application, make sure you have:

You can contact the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine with any questions. Email med.adr@uq.edu.au

Applying online

Once you have prepared your application, use the online application form to apply. You can send an application at any time.

Apply now

Important dates

The academic year for research students is divided into four research quarters (RQ).

To commence byYou must apply by
RQ 1: January30 September
RQ 2: April31 December
RQ 3: July31 March
RQ 4: October30 June

Candidates applying for a Student Visa or UQ scholarship may need to apply earlier. Make sure you check scholarship round application deadlines and outcome dates before applying.

The agreed start date will be included on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Find out more about research quarter dates

Important dates

The academic year for research students is divided into four research quarters (RQ). You can start a PhD in any quarter, as long as the Census Date hasn't passed.

To commence byYou must apply by
RQ 1: January30 September
RQ 2: April31 December
RQ 3: July31 March
RQ 4: October30 June

Candidates applying for a UQ scholarship may need to apply earlier. Make sure you check scholarship round application deadlines and outcome dates before applying.

The agreed start date will be included on your offer of admission.

Find out more about research quarter dates

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit