We offer a variety of clinical training opportunities within Australia and internationally. Our yearly intake is approximately 530 students, comprising of around 320 domestic students, 85 onshore international students and approximately 120 students in the Ochsner cohort.
We are ranked highly both nationally and internationally, recognised as one of four world class Medical Schools in Australia. In the 2015 Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings, UQ was placed in the 76 - 100 band for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy. UQ was also ranked 43rd in the subject of Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016, and 49th in the subject of Medicine according to the 2015 QS World University Rankings.
Integrated case-based training
Working in partnership with a dedicated community of scholars, clinicians and stakeholder groups both domestically and internationally, we promote excellence in medical education by providing integrated case-based training for student doctors. Designed to produce doctors who are able to meet today’s medical challenges, our curriculum has been planned to capture the enthusiasm of our entrants and help them develop into highly-skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them.
Our aim is to provide a medical program which will develop in its graduates, a life-long commitment to continuing education with enhanced critical reasoning and communication skills, a highly developed awareness of their ethical and professional responsibilities to individual patients and to the community, skills to cope with the challenges of medicine, both technical and humanistic, and an ability to contribute to the continuing evolution of medical knowledge.
Our four year MD program is divided into Phase 1, consisting of Years 1 and 2, and Phase 2, consisting of Years 3 and 4.
The MD program commences with a one pass spiral of system modules culminating in an integrated presentations based semester 4 at the end of Phase 1. Case-based learning (CBL) is a key component of Phase 1 of our MD Program. Students work co-operatively in small groups with a tutor. Each group examines a carefully planned series of cases, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact and clinical reasoning are incorporated to develop high levels of clinical skills and medical knowledge.
The presentations based focus is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in preparation for the Phase 2 applied and clinical practice courses.