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)
Graduate Entry (length of medical program)
*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