The Macquarie MD
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 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.
It will 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 Australian Indigenous peoples; 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 aware of public health and systems and are socially and culturally versatile; team workers who are patient-centered 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.
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The Doctor of Medicine is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and approved by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).
You will spend a significant portion of your clinical training in international settings
Four-year extended masters program with distinct focus each year
MQ Health brings together world-class clinical care, teaching and research
Experience the innovative, high-quality, student-centred learning experience
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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 NSW 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.