About the Macquarie MD
“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:
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 MD student demographics
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