UQ School of Medicine is known as 'Australia's Global Medical School'. It conducts a four year graduate entry medical program, the Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The MBBS Program is designed to produce global doctors who are able to meet today's challenges. The curriculum has been planned to capture the enthusiasm and maturity of its graduate entrants and help them develop into highly-skilled medical graduates capable of entering the wide variety of career options open to them worldwide.

When you enrol at the School of Medicine you join a lifelong community of scholars, clinicians and researchers who follow the School's Motto Cum Pietate et Sanctitate Hanc Artem Meam Profitebor, Latin for 'with piety and the application of best practice medicine, may our future patients profit from the art and science learnt in this Medical School'.        

  • Australia's Global Medical School

  • Graduated over 12,000 doctors since 1936 many teaching into the MBBS Program

  • Full accreditation with the Australian Medical Council

  • Ranked highly both nationally and internationally

  • Largest medical School in Australia that works in partnership with a dedicated community of scholars, clinicians and stakeholder groups both domestically and internationally

  • Promotes excellence in medical education by providing small group integrated case-based/PBL training for student doctors

  • Spans over 3 campuses (Herston, St Lucia and Ipswich) and 11 Clinical Schools, 8 of which are in Queensland and 2 overseas in the United States (New Orleans) and Brunei

  • 80% of UQ medical students undertake at least one clinical placement (Elective or Core) overseas

  • Runs one of the most successful Rural Clinical Schools in the country

  • Committed to enhancing the research training and experience for students in the MBBS Program by giving them the option to complete a research degree concurrently with their MBBS

  • Early patient contact

  • 4 year full-time intensive program

    • Phase 1 = 2 years 'foundation knowledge and skills'

    • Phase 2 = 2 years clinical rotations

  • Program is taught in Problem-based learning (PBL) groups of about 10 students with a tutor. PBL is a key component of the MBBS Program at UQ. Students work co-operatively with a staff member whose role is that of a facilitator rather than a tutor. Each group examines a carefully planned series of patient-centred problems, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact and clinical reasoning are incorporated to develop high levels of clinical skills and medical knowledge.

  • Teaching is done over 3 campuses (Herston, St Lucia and Ipswich) and 11 Clinical Schools, 9 of which are in Queensland and 2 overseas in the United States (New Orleans) and Brunei

Program Overview

UQ encourages their medical students to undertake a Clinical Placement overseas.

  • Over 60% of UQ medical students undertake at least one clinical placement (Elective or Core) overseas

  • Students can complete their Elective course overseas in the 1st and 4th Year of their medical degree

  • International Clinical Schools in the US and Brunei 

  • International team dedicated to developing and nuturing international partnerships

  • A number of student-led groups and initiatives tackling global health issues

UQ Medicine Goes Global



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