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.
Why choose this degree?
The UNSW Medicine degree is an innovative integrated outcomes-based program. Students are exposed to clinical teaching and patients from year one, and there is a strong emphasis on collaborative learning. The independent learning project gives graduates in-depth exposure to research and critical analysis.
Who should choose this degree?
Committed students with a strong desire to practise in medicine underpinned by an understanding of research, those who demonstrate personal attributes such as empathy and reflection, and those with well-developed communication skills and who work well in teams.
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
- Medical practitioners in hospitals and private practices
Accreditation / Professional Recognition
Australian Medical CouncilAfter completing formal program requirements for the award of the BMed MD degrees, you will be provisionally registered by the Medical Board of Australia to work for at least one year in selected hospitals before obtaining final registration as a medical practitioner. International graduates are not guaranteed an internship and should check with state health departments to confirm internship availability. Although the UNSW Medicine degree is recognised internationally, many countries require foreign graduates to sit a licensing examination to ensure the doctor understands local health problems and health care systems prior to practising.
English (Standard); English as a Second Language and Fundamentals of English are not considered suitable preparation