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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Doctor of Medicine

  • Doctorate (PhD)

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in 2021 and 2022. Students commencing this course in 2021 and 2022 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
4 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in 2021 and 2022.

Students commencing this course in 2021 and 2022 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus. Remote study is not available for this course. Applicants will be eligible for admission only if they are able to demonstrate they are physically present in Australia on the date specified in the offer made to them by the University.

­­About the course

The Sydney Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a masters-level degree that provides students with world-class clinical and research training. On completion, graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a medical practitioner.

From 2022 the Sydney MD Program will be offered in two streams - the Metropolitan Stream based in Sydney, and the Dubbo Stream based in central-western NSW, 400km from Sydney. The same curriculum will be delivered across the two streams of the four-year graduate-entry course. Transfer between the two streams is not permitted.

Our course is based on best practice in medical education, with opportunities to learn in Sydney's premier teaching hospitals as well as in rural and international locations. Graduates leave as medical practitioners, responsive to the health needs of individuals, families and communities and committed to improving the health care system at all levels.

Innovative new curriculum

In 2020 we launched a new MD curriculum and course structure. The new curriculum maintains the best aspects of the previous version while enhancing learning opportunities through earlier clinical exposure, added personalisation options, new research opportunities, and immersive clinical placements in the last year of the program, preparing students for practice as a doctor.

Learn more about the improvements made to the new MD program.

New Dubbo Stream

The Dubbo Stream has been developed under the Australian Government Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network (MDMSN) initiative, with the aim to attract more practitioners to rural or remote medical practice. New state-of-the-art facilities will be completed in time for the commencement of the Dubbo Stream in 2022 with clinical teaching centred at the newly redeveloped Dubbo Hospital.

Learn more about completing your medical degree in Dubbo.

Why study with us?
  • Diverse student cohort: A biomedical science degree is not a prerequisite.
  • Preparation for entry: A foundational knowledge course is available to all students on enrolment to ensure assumed knowledge in anatomy, physiology, molecular and cell biology is met.
  • Innovative curriculum: We focus on small group, team-based learning and integrating theory with practice.
  • Early clinical contact: You will gain hands-on experience from as early as your second week through our extensive network of clinical schools.
  • Placements: You will have access to placement opportunities in both rural and international settings to develop your experience in a wide range of medical environments.
  • Research excellence and training: You will have access to some of the world's leading researchers, institutes and networks.
  • Accreditation: The Doctor of Medicine is fully accredited by the Medical Board of Australia.*
  • Study abroad opportunities: Sydney Medical School has extensive international connections. You can undertake a four to eight week clinical or research placement overseas during your elective term.
  • International student opportunities: If you are an international student, there are a number of opportunities for you to undertake rotations in your home country.

*The Dubbo Stream is currently being assessed by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for accreditation. Offers and admission to this stream will be conditional on approval by the Medical Board of Australia, following the AMC's recommendation.

Who should study this course?

Graduates from any discipline who are interested in becoming a doctor and have a passion for healthcare.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSP places are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

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How to apply

There are three separate components to making an application to the Doctor of Medicine:

  1. Submit an online QAS application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) within the designated period;
  2. Submit an online MD application directly to the University with complete supporting documents; and
  3. If applicable, complete an online confirmation page (refer to the Domestic Admissions Guide).


  1. Only online applications are accepted.
  2. No applications received by the University after the deadline will be considered or processed.
  3. Click on the orange 'Apply' button to submit an online application to the MD. On the last page of the online application form you will be asked to select the stream/s you wish to be considered for - the Metropolitan (Sydney) stream and/or the Dubbo stream.

Applications for the MD will not be processed if an applicant fails to complete one or more of these components.

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