In March 2018, changes to the selection process for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program were approved. The changes will be progressively introduced between 2019 and 2022, allowing prospective students ample time to prepare.

What are the changes?

There are two main changes to the selection process for the MD program at UQ:

  1. The introduction of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) as a part of the selection process
  2. The introduction of prerequisite subjects to ensure students are well prepared for the first two years of the program

Why the change?

Our revised process is designed to ensure the highly sought-after places in the MD program are offered to applicants who demonstrate the attributes and abilities most suited to the profession of medicine, and most likely to succeed in the MD program.

We aim to select applicants who are representative of the populations we serve and whose goals align with our vision:

  • Critical scientific thinkers: Our graduates are research literate and curious. A significant proportion pursue clinical academic careers, expanding the boundaries of knowledge in their field.
  • Socially accountable: They are champions for integrating patient care and committed to improving health disparities in their communities. As patient-centred professionals, our graduates practice values-based medicine.
  • Global leaders in health care Our graduates are actively engaged in improving the quality of patient care and public health globally. They are effective team players, bringing skills in leadership and innovation to improve health care in their communities.

Plan ahead

To ensure you are up to date with the changes and understand what you can do to best prepare yourself for entry into the MD program, please click on the relevant year of application below.

Applying in 2018 for 2019

Applying for Provisional Entry Pathway

  • Applicants do not need to participate in MMIs in 2018.
  • 2019 Provisional Entry offer holders need to have completed two subject prerequisites before enrolment into the MD program by 2022. View prerequisite subjects.

Applying through the Graduate Entry Pathway

  • No changes for Graduate Entry applicants, please visit Future Students for more information about applying to the MD program. 
  • Applicants do not need to participate in MMIs.
  • Subject Pre-requisites are not required for enrolment in 2019.

Applying in 2019 for 2020

Applying for Provisional Entry Pathway

  • Applicants do not need to participate in MMIs.
  • 2020 Provisional Entry offer holders need to have completed two subject prerequisites before enrolment into the MD program by 2023. View prerequisite subjects.

Applying through the Graduate Entry Pathway

  • Applicants will need to participate in an MMI as a part of the admissions process to be considered for graduate offers into MD Program in 2020. 
  • Subject Pre-requisites are not required for enrolment in 2020.

Applying in 2020 for 2021

Applying for Provisional Entry Pathway

  • Applicants will need to participate in an MMI as a part of the admissions process to be considered for provisional offers into the MD Program in 2021.
  • 2021 Provisional Entry offer holders need to have completed two subject prerequisites before enrolment into the MD program by 2024. View prerequisite subjects.

Applying through the Graduate Entry Pathway

  • Applicants will need to participate in an MMI as a part of the admissions process to be considered for enrolment into the MD Program in 2021.
  • Subject Pre-requisites are not required for enrolment in 2021.

Applying in 2021 for 2022 and beyond

Applying for Provisional Entry Pathway

  • Applicants will need to participate in an MMI as a part of the admissions process to be considered for provisional offers into MD Program in 2022.
  • 2022 Provisional Entry offer holders need to have completed two subject prerequisites before enrolment into the MD program by 2025. View prerequisite subjects.

Applying through the Graduate Entry Pathway

  • Applicants will need to participate in an MMI as a part of the admissions process to be considered for enrolment into the MD Program in 2022.
  • In order to enrol in 2022, Graduate Entry applicants need to have completed two subject prerequisites by the end of 2021. View prerequisite subjects.