Doctor of Medicine (MD)
The Graduate Entry Doctor of Medicine program is an AQF level 9, extended Masters program and is studied over four years full time. The program focuses on four major themes: Doctor and Patient; Knowledge of Health and Illness; Doctor and Health in the Community and Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice.
Doctor of Medicine/PhD
This pathway will allow a small number of MD students (5 to 10 students) to complete the two years of the MD program before commencing two years of full-time PhD work in clinical research related to a range of fields such as neuropsychiatry, pathology, neurology, primary health care, health economics, cardiology, indigenous health, medical education and medical ethics. The program will incorporate clinical/bedside teaching plus reintegration to the MD component while they are doing the PhD research project. Candidates would then recommence the normal MD program to complete Medicine 3 and Medicine 4 of the MD whilst completing the PhD part-time. Students will be eligible for PhD scholarships.
A degree in medicine provides a pathway to multiple career opportunities, including specialist clinical practice, primary care medicine, medical research and medical education.
Graduates from the Griffith program will be eligible for limited registration as medical practitioners. On successfully completing a subsequent one year internship in a hospital system, they will receive full registration by the State Medical Board. After completing at least one further year of residency in the hospital system, graduates will usually be eligible to start postgraduate specialty training in the clinical environment.
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How to apply
For information about admission to the Doctor of Medicine and the MD/PhD, please refer to the Griffith Degree and Career Finder link.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I transfer from one medical school to another?
- Which hospital do students attend to receive clinical training and practical experience?
- What are the English Language requirements?
- What are the attendance requirements of the MD course?
What is the maximum time for completing the program?
The MD is an extended Masters program. Please refer to section 10 4) in the Student Administration Policy.