Study pathway to


Part-time and accelerated study options available

If you are passionate about health, biosciences and caring for people, then a career in medicine is a great choice. Success in medicine requires you to have a thirst for life-long learning and be academically excellent.

To become a doctor:

Step 1
Choose an undergraduate degree including prerequisite studies in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry at second-year level (or equivalent)

Step 2
Choose the Doctor of Medicine to qualify as a doctor.


Example pathway

Year 1 Undergraduate Year 2 Year 3   Year 4 Graduate Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
Bachelor of Biomedicine Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science        
Bachelor of Arts        

About the Doctor of Medicine
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Melbourne provides a fresh approach to medical training. The course delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of medical internship.

Developed in consultation with doctors, students, consumers and leaders in health and medical education, the MD is designed to meet the current and future needs of students, patients and the changing health workforce.


Entry requirements
This program may have specific entry requirements such as prerequisite subjects, a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) or an entry test that must be completed to be considered for entry.

Guaranteed entry
The University offers guaranteed entry into selected graduate degrees to domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University. These guarantees are usually based on your ATAR/notional ATAR.

Find out if you’re eligible for guaranteed entry.

Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Chancellor’s Scholars at Melbourne are guaranteed a place in the graduate program of their choice, and participate in a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.

Find out more about the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship