The mission of the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) is to produce excellent medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice. Graduates will contribute to the enhancement of health care for patients in all geographic settings, but particularly in regional, rural and remote communities. Closing the gap on Indigenous health and social outcomes is a priority and GSM aims to produce culturally safe medical practitioners.
The curriculum is delivered via a range of educational strategies including large group, small group and independent learning activities, supported by a planned “spine” of learning based on cases. GSM is committed to identifying and creating stimulating and supportive educational environments that facilitate student learning. Local medical and other health practitioners are extensively involved in all aspects of the educational, clinical and research and governance components of the program.
A quality assurance approach ensures that the School’s mission is achieved in an effective and efficient manner.
Each academic year is approximately 42 weeks in length. Students should expect to participate in 15-20 hours of structured and 15-30 hours of self-directed teaching and learning activities each week. Part-time study is not available for the MD degree program.
On completion of the UOW MD, all graduates must undertake one year of pre-vocational training to be eligible for unconditional registration as a medical practitioner in NSW. This training (referred to as PGY1 or internship) occurs under supervision as determined by the NSW Health Education & Training Institute (HETI). Graduates who satisfactorily complete pre-vocational training will be registered as Medical Practitioners in NSW and eligible to apply for registration in Australia and New Zealand.
For information regarding UOW MD admissions criteria, eligibility and the application process for domestic, Indigenous and international applicants, please refer to the relevant pages linked below: