If you are currently studying at UQ, or intend to apply for the provisional entry pathway, there are several recommended programs that provide a good preparation for the MD.  These programs also cover the required subject prerequisite requirements of cell biology and systems physiology, or allow you to complete suitable courses as options or electives to meet these requirements. The options A, B and C below list the various programs available. Applicants interested in one of these pathways to the MD Program are advised to consult with the relevant Faculty.

    Option A

    UQ programs* that cover the MD subject prerequisite requirements as core requirements before entry to the MD:

    Option B

    UQ programs* with study plans that cover the MD subject prerequisite courses, or have elective space where the prerequisite courses can be included, before entry to the MD:

    Study plans should be used in conjunction with advice from the appropriate program's academic advisor.

    Option C

    UQ programs* with limited elective space that could cover the prerequisite courses with careful planning before entry to the MD:

    If undertaking Option C, appropriate advice must be sought from the Program’s Academic Advisor to facilitate meeting the MD prerequisites

    * Program lists are not exhaustive. Prospective MD students should discuss alternative programs that are not listed with their respective undergraduate program academic advisors. They will work with you to develop an appropriate study plan.


    This information is provided as a guide and should be utilised in conjunction with appropriate advice from respective program advisors for the program students wish to complete prior to commencing the MD program.

    Successful provisional entry applicants must meet all program admission prerequisites of their preferred first degree. Please refer to the UQ Courses and Programs page for the prerequisite subjects of your preferred first degree.

    Special entry programs

    Some communities in Australia face unique challenges, which is why we have a range of special entry pathways and schemes to help students reach their goals. Learn more about our special entry programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as well our programs for students from rural and remote parts of Australia.