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 roll-out of a completely new medical course 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

The Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine (Macquarie MD) is a relatively new course 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 work 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 course integrates four graduate capabilities – Scientist and Scholar, Clinical Practitioner, Engaged Global Citizen, and Professional. Across the course, the graduate capabilities aim 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

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  • Types of degrees held

  • Undergraduate degrees

Internships begin after graduation from the course. 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 Junior Doctor Training Program Private Hospital Stream.

For information on Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) internships, visit heti.nsw.gov.au
For details on the Junior Doctor Training Program Private Hospital Stream provided by the Department of Health, visit health.gov.au

Content owner: Macquarie MD Last updated: 03 Feb 2021 11:11am

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