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Double Degree Medicine

University of Sydney

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About

The Double Degree Medicine program comprises a three-year undergraduate degree in either arts or science followed by the four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine. Refer to 513200 Bachelor of Arts and 513910 Bachelor of Science for the undergraduate component.

In order to progress to the Doctor of Medicine, you need to meet all progression requirements (including satisfactorily completing a zero-credit point unit of study in Medicine) during your first-degree studies, as specified under the  Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine or Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine course rules found in the respective faculty handbook.

You will then be able to begin the Doctor of Medicine without being required to sit for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), or to participate in the selection process for entry into the Doctor of Medicine.

Areas of study

Arts: A major from 513200 Bachelor of Arts Table A, another major, or a minor, units from the Open Learning Environment, and elective units from Table S.
Science: A major from 513910 Bachelor of Science Table A and a second major, or a minor and elective units, from Table A or Table S, and the Open Learning Environment. Successful applicants for the Bachelor of Science have the option to enrol in the Medical Science stream. For more information on this option refer to 513925 Bachelor of Science (Medical Science).

Career opportunities

General practice or specialisation. Following a compulsory internship, most doctors obtain additional hospital experience. Experience and study under the supervision of one of the specialist colleges is required before gaining specialist qualifications or vocational registration as a general practitioner.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Practical experience

You will undertake clinical placements. throughout the Doctor of Medicine. Contact with patients and observation of the physical aspects of disease commences in the first year of the Doctor of Medicine and continues to the final year.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current University of Sydney fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Additional selection criteria: Entry to the Double Degree Medicine program is extremely competitive and up to 30 domestic and 10 international places may be offered. Selection is on the basis of your ATAR (expected to be 99.95 for 2022 entry) and performance in an assessment process, including a written assessment and a panel discussion session. The assessments will be held from December 2021 and you will be contacted by email or telephone if you are eligible. Assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible Year 12 candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR results.

You are only eligible for admission to the first available course intake following receipt of your final results. If your results are not available in time to be considered for the 2022 intake (ie prior to the issue of invitations to the January 2022 assessment), you may be eligible to apply for the 2023 intake.

Application process and timeline for Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine
Application process and timeline for Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine

Important note: There are limited places available for this course. Applicants who receive an unconditional offer must confirm their place and enrol within ten calendar days of the date of their offer letter or the offer will lapse.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who wish to be considered under the Gadigal Program need to submit their UAC application along with a separate Gadigal Program application directly to the University. Up to five places may be offered under this program and selection is on the basis of your ATAR (expected to be 90.00 for 2022 entry) and performance in an assessment process, including a written assessment and a panel discussion session. For more information on the Gadigal application process call the Mana Yura Student Support Team on (02) 8627 8619 or email support.gadigal@sydney.edu.au. You can also contact Sydney Medical School at med-dent.admissions@sydney.edu.au

Note:Special requirements and policies apply.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Advanced (Band 4)or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3).

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Refer to 513200 Bachelor of Arts and 513910 Bachelor of Science. All students must take some study in anatomy, biology, medical science and physiology during their undergraduate degree. All students in the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine must take some study in mathematics during their undergraduate degree.

Dalyell Scholars: This stream provides mentorship, professional skills development, academic enrichment opportunities and access to a global mobility scholarship. Entry to the Dalyell Scholars program is by invitation.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme: Up to five additional places may be offered to E12 applicants who obtain an ATAR of 99.50 or above. Eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment as part of the E12 selection process after ATAR results are released in December.

Other applicants

Refer to the University of Sydney general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details for these courses:

Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Global mobility/international experience
At the University of Sydney, every undergraduate student has access to global opportunities. These opportunities may include overseas field schools, global professional placements, and student exchanges (one-year, single semester and shorter term durations) with more than 300 partner universities worldwide.

Open Learning Environment (OLE)
Open Learning Environment (OLE) courses are short, on-demand and workshop-supported. They enable you to broaden your skills in areas such as entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, project management and ethical reasoning. Zero credit point OLEs are available to all students at the University, while students in liberal studies degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce or combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies) and some specialist degrees (Bachelor of Economics) will be required to take 12 credit points of OLE units during their studies.

Faculty handbooks
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