In the US and Canada one would have to complete an undergraduate degree among many other requirements before even thinking about applying to medical school. However, unlike the US and Canada, Australia provides several options for students wishing to pursue a career in medicine. Some Australian medical schools make it possible for high school students to enter medical school upon graduation (undergraduate entry); while others require you to have an undergraduate degree (graduate entry). Australian medical schools range from 4 to 6 years to complete depending on which stream you choose.

Undergraduate Entry (length of medical program)

Bond University in Robina, Queensland (4.6)

James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (6)

University of Adelaide in South Australia (6)

University of Newcastle in Calaghan, New South Wales (5)

University of New South Wales in Sydney, New South Wales (6)

University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania (5)

Graduate Entry (length of medical program)

Australian National University in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (NSW) (4)

Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia (4)

Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland (4)

University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Western Australia (4)

University of Queensland in Brisbane, Queensland (4)

University of Sydney in Sydney, New South Wales (4)

University of Wollongong in Wollongong, New South Wales (4)

*Deakin University School of Medicine 4-year Graduate Entry program will welcome its first class in February 2008. The School of Medicine will be located in Geelong, Victoria. It will be the first rural and regional medical school in southern Australia and it is the third medical school in Victoria.

Australian Medical Schools that Offer both Undergraduate (U) and Graduate (G) Entry

Monash University in Gippsland, Victoria (4G and 5U)

University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Victoria (4.5G and 6U)

University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia (4.5G and 6U)