We turn high achieving students into world class health professionals and researchers who are passionate about creating change. As a graduate, you'll be equipped with the skills to launch a career in health and participate in research which could affect millions of lives. 

Whether you are a high school student beginning your journey or an experienced graduate looking to upskill or change direction, our suite of courses can help you make that next step.

What we offer

It’s not mandatory that your undergraduate degree is in a science discipline, however science, biomedical science or health sciences degrees are good preparation for medical study and a medical career.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a postgraduate-entry medical program. We prepare graduates who will be recognised for their social accountability, critical scientific thinking and drive to be global leaders in health care.
The MD-Ochsner is an extended masters medical training program offered in partnership with the Ochsner Health System. It is open only to USA citizens/permanent residents.
Studying medicine at UQ offers opportunities that are far removed from a lecture theatre or hospital ward. Our graduates benefit from a comprehensive program of events outside of the classroom.

Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs will enable you to contribute to health knowledge in your field of specialty and gain expertise that is innovative, relevant, and progressive. 

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Unique to UQ is the Clinician Scientist track for medical students who wish to pursue an MPhil or a PhD. Students can either undertake a Concurrent MD-MPhil alongside their MD, or an Intercalated MD-PhD and MD-MPhil which requires students to take time out of the MD program and work full time on their research. 

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Doctor of Medicine (Research)

As the highest academic award in medicine, the Doctor of Medicine (Research) is designed to give formal, public recognition to scholars who have made substantial, original and outstanding contributions to medical science as evidenced by their published works.