About the Macquarie MD

About the Macquarie MD

Macquari Uniersity MQ health

“After 30 years of educating medical students and seeing young doctors flourish, it has been exciting to lead the design of a completely new medical program that is future focused and unbound by traditions. I look forward to welcoming our students and being involved closely in their medical education and professional development.”

Professor Patrick McNeil
EXECUTIVE DEAN, FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES


The Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine (Macquarie MD) is a new program embedded within an established University that has a culture of transformative learning, and within MQ Health – an academic health sciences centre that integrates patient-centred clinical care, teaching and research.

We aim to prepare our graduates for the predicted environments in which they will practice: as future leaders in healthcare, who are patient-centred and safety focused, culturally responsive, globally aware and equipped to work within increasingly digital health systems.

The Macquarie MD:

  • Teaches students in an environment where learning is fully integrated with outstanding patient-centred clinical care and active health and medical research. This environment is MQ Health, Australia’s first university-led and operated teaching hospital and academic health sciences centre
  • Provides students with a quality-assured international education, which recognises the value of international study abroad for learners, society and the healthcare system
  • Aims to graduate culturally responsive, engaged, globally aware medical professionals, who understand the health systems they work within; have respect for, and sensitivity towards, the cultural needs of diverse populations, including Indigenous Australians; and are aware of the impact of their own culture and values on their medical practice.

Our program integrates four graduate capabilities – Scientist and Scholar, Clinical Practitioner, Engaged Global Citizen, and Professional – across the program. It aims to build within students the capacity to be ethical and reflective practitioners who are public health and systems-aware and are socially and culturally versatile; team workers who are patient-centred and safety-focused and are effective personal and digital communicators.

The Macquarie MD also builds the capacity for graduates to become scholars, research-informed practitioners and applied medical scientists.

Learn more about the structure of the Macquarie MD

The Doctor of Medicine is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and approved by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).

Macquarie at a glance

Top 12

universities in Australia ¹

5 QS Stars

in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria ²

Top 2%

of universities in the world ³

only university

in Australia with its

OWN
HOSPITAL

and integrated specialty clinics on campus

Research

Above world
standard

in Genetics, Clinical Sciences, Neurosciences, Oncology and Carcinogenesis ⁴

+
companies

located on campus and in the adjacent high-tech precinct

Over

42,000
students

from more than

116 countries

286 cotutelle &
joint PhD
candidates

from 110 universities in over 30 countries

178,000+
alumni

in 140 countries

  • ¹ (ARWU, 2016)
  • ² (QS, 2017)
  • ³ (ARWU, 2016)
  • ⁴ (ERA 2015)

Learn more about the Macquarie MD Program



Disclaimer
Internships begin after graduation from the program. On satisfactory completion of an internship with an approved hospital, graduates are eligible for registration to practice in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, internships are provided and mainly managed by state health departments. Universities do not have control over, and are not responsible for organising, any internship or medical registration of students following their graduation. Current NSW Health Policy is to guarantee internship positions to all Australian citizen graduates of New South Wales medical schools. Internships are currently funded for a proportion of international graduates through the Commonwealth Medical  internships initiative, the details of which are reviewed annually.

For information on Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) internships, visit heti.nsw.gov.au
For details on the Commonwealth Medical internships initiative provided by the Department of Health, visit health.gov.au

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