This six-year degree leads to the awards of Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMed) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). It aims to develop personal attributes, knowledge and skills appropriate to the professional practice of Medicine.
In the BMed, Years 1 and 2 focus on basic medical sciences in relation to the human life cycle; social, ethical and legal issues related to health care; and early experience in clinical or other health-related environments. Year 3 has increased clinical content.
The MD includes the independent learning project (ILP – year 4), followed by a clinical transition course. Students who achieve a high standard in the BMed may undertake a one-year program of supervised research leading to the award of the BSc (Med) Honours. Years 5 and 6 have a clinical focus and include content from the basic medical and social sciences. In all phases of the degree, you will be required to travel to various clinical environments associated with UNSW.