Distinctively different program

Distinctively different program

Distinctively different program

The Macquarie MD has been developed to be a dynamic, future-focused program that produces competent professional graduates who put the patient at the centre of all they do while nurturing a passion for lifelong learning and fresh thinking about the challenging health issues of our time.

Our program has been designed to enrich well-established approaches in medical education with current and emerging innovations. It aims to provide an innovative, high-quality, student-centred learning experience.

Early years of the program integrate clinical, scientific, professional and cultural learning around cases – placing patient-centred care as a central concept in all learning. Later years of the program provide rich clinical learning opportunities with our established clinical partners.

Diverse learning experiences

You will learn in a number of Australian and international environments, with a meaningful focus on inter-professional, comparative and digital learning in the medicine context.

Extended international experiences, especially in India, are optimised through online communities of practice across the globe to provide comparative learning opportunities that will help you:

  • Apply public health thinking
  • See the differences between health systems
  • Discuss unique presentations and diseases
  • Develop cultural responsiveness.

Patient safety focus

You will focus on patient safety and quality, an approach that is embedded across the program and has been developed in collaboration with Macquarie University’s research powerhouse, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI).

Small student community

You will be part of a small student community with access to impressive facilities, and mentoring and support from friendly and knowledgeable academics and clinicians.


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