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Introduction

Founded in 1971, Griffith University is located in South East Queensland on the east coast of Australia. Griffith University’s School of Medicine opened in 2005 with the first students graduating in 2008. The medical school campus is situated in the beautiful Gold Coast - a city consisting of 70 kilometres of coastline with some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia. The medical school works in partnership with a number of hospitals around Queensland including the capital Brisbane and rural hospitals. The Griffith Bachelor of Medicine degree helps students gain an understanding of health, diagnosing and treatment of disease.

Griffith University Medicine Summary Tables

Undergraduate Medicine (3 years)

Domestic Applicants International Applicants
How to apply QTAC Direct on Griffith’s website
OR
Registered Agent
Programme Length 3 years
Number of Places 60
Academic Requirements OP 1 or ATAR 99.80+ English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension

IELTS = 6.5+
TOEFL = 575+
Pearson Test of English = 58+
Interview GUMSAA
Annual fees $9,527/year $32,500/year

Graduate medicine (4 years)

Domestic Applicants International Applicants
How to apply GEMSAS Direct on Griffith’s website
OR
Registered Agent
Programme Length 4 years
Number of Places 140
Academic Requirements Undergraduate Degree
GPA 5.0/7.0+
Exam Requirements GAMSAT: 50+/section
MCAT: 123+
IELTS = 6.5+
TOEFL = 575+
Pearson Test of English = 58+
Interview GUMSAA
Annual fees $11,155/year $69,000/year
Griffith Medicine Application Deadline May 2020

Griffith University Medical School - The Programme

Griffith University Medicine offers an MD program as well as an MD/PhD program for aspiring medical students.

Bachelor of Medical Sciences - Undergraduate 3-year programme

This is excellent training for entry into the MD program. Students will gain skills and knowledge in biological and clinical sciences. There is also an opportunity for students to article into a Master’s Degree in the health profession. Students intending to study medicine can apply for the MD program.

Doctor of Medicine Griffith - Graduate 4-year programme

Griffith Medicine offers a four year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine course. The course has a strong practical focus, with clinical placements being an integral part of each year of study. In the final two years, students are based primarily in off-campus health care services such as hospitals and general practices. Students will graduate with a unique skill set to practice medicine locally or globally.

MD/PhD

There is an MD/PhD stream for five to ten exceptional applicants who are wishing to obtain their MD as well as their PhD. Applicants will first complete year 1 and year 2 of the MD program, and then complete their PhD before returning for year 3 and year 4 of the MD program.

Griffiths Medicine Application Requirements and Eligibility

Residence requirements

Griffiths accepts both domestic (Australian Citizens) and international applicants (study on a student visa) for its three-year and four-year programmes.

Academic Requirements

Grades

Graduate applicants to the four-year Doctor of Medicine programme must complete an undergraduate degree or be in the final year of an undergraduate degree by the time of application. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the last three years of their degree.

Exams

Domestic Applicants applying for the four-year medical programme must sit the Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT). Candidates must have achieved a minimum standard of 50 in each section.

International Applicants applying for the four-year medical programme must sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The minimum required score is 123+.

Application Process

How to Apply

Domestic undergraduate applicants applying for the 3-year bachelor programme must submit an application through QTAC. International applicants for this programme can apply through a home agent or via ‘Griffith University's International Online Application System’.

Domestic graduate applicants applying to the four-year MD programme must apply with GEMSAS. International applicants for the Doctor of Medicine programme can apply through a home agent or via ‘Griffith University's International Online Application System’.

Application Deadlines

All graduate applicants must submit their application by May 2020.

Selection Process

Shortlisting

Graduate applicants will be selected based on their GAMSAT scores, GPA, and GUMSAA.

Interview

Interviews at Griffith University are called Griffith University Multi-Station Admissions Assessment (GUMSAA). Applicants will be invited for GUMSAA based on their GPA and GAMSAT scores equally. GUMSAA must be done face-to-face, and last approximately three hours. GUMSAA follows the format of MMI,. applicants will have 8 stations, will be given scenarios that will be assessed by different interviewers.

GUMSAA will assess evidence of:

  • Developing communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Decision-making
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Ethical judgment
  • Teamwork skills
  • Personal management
  • Prosocial attitude

Competition Ratios

There are approximately 1000 applicants each year, but only 200 places with 60 places reserved for students in the affiliated Bachelor of Medicine programme. This gives a competition ratio of about 1:5.

Rankings

The QS World University Ranking has placed Griffith University 251st to 300th in the world of medicine.


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