The University of Queensland's (UQ) medical degree is a postgraduate degree, so you need to have completed previous university study if you want to do medicine at UQ.

 

Scroll down to see the available entry paths to the University of Queensland's medicine program

 

 

Available paths 

 

There are 2 paths to medicine at UQ.

Path 1: Undergraduate degree (UQ)

This degree path is known as Provisional Entry and enables students with the required ATAR/OP to gain entry into the postgraduate medical degree, following successful completion of a UQ undergraduate degree.

Prerequisites consist the required subjects for the undergraduate degree as well as English. 

From 2022, however, Provisional Entry students need to have completed two prerequisite undergraduate subjects by the end of the year prior to their commencement in the Doctor of Medicine degree, these subjects being:

  • Integrative Cell and Tissue Biology, and

  • System Physiology

Biostatistics and Anatomy are also recommended undergraduate courses.

Path 2: Bachelor, Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters or PhD degree (any degree, any university) 

This path is known (slightly confusingly) as Direct Entry - but this only applies to graduates (whereas Direct Entry at other universities means students are able to commence the medical degree directly after Year 12).  

There are no prerequisite undergraduate degrees and no requirement for undergraduate degrees to have been completed at UQ, so this means if you have a degree from any recognised university, you are able to apply. There are, however, courses and subjects that UQ strongly recommends need to have been undertaken as part of your previous degree/s. These include degrees in Science, Biomedical Science and Health Science; Year 2 subjects of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry; as well as social sciences and humanities subjects/courses. 

As for Provisional Entry students, from 2022 Direct (Graduate) Entry students are required to have completed two prerequisite subjects by the end of the year prior to commencement of the Doctor of Medicine degree, being:

  • Integrative Cell and Tissue Biology, and

  • System Physiology

Biostatistics and Anatomy are also recommended undergraduate courses.

An additional requirement is that your previous degree must be less than 10 years old. If it's older, you need to complete 1 semester of postgraduate coursework within 10 years of commencing the UQ medical degree.  

 

 

How selection works

 

The selection criteria for UQ medicine, unlike most universities comprises a single stage process - as notably, UQ does not have an interview requirement.

Provisional Entry Students: Your UMAT and OP/Entry rank results are used to determine who's offered a place in the UQ medical degree. 

Direct (Graduate) Entry Students: Offers of a place in UQ's medical degree are made primarily on the basis of GAMSAT results.

Note: UQ have advised they are introducing interviews into their selection process, with these being phased in

  • Provisional Entry - from 2020 for entry into the 2021 year

  • Graduate Entry - from 2019 for entry into the 2020 year

 
 
 
 

 

An important qualification

 

Study Medicine information has been compiled from Australian university information sources and therefore is a guide. Authoritative information is provided by the university only. Make sure you obtain information directly from the university before making any decisions. 

The above information is intended to help you understand the University of Queensland's medical degree and the available paths to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with the University of Queensland.