Bachelor of Medical Science

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Bachelor of Medical Science


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Program summary

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Professor John Lowe
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Professor John Lowe

Take your first step towards becoming a doctor

Is your dream to become a doctor? USC’s Bachelor of Medical Science is your first step. This highly competitive program provides provisional direct entry (subject to entry requirements) to Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program – and to your future medical career.

  • Understand how the human body works and what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur
  • Study the foundations of medical science, including pathophysiology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology and pharmacology
  • Gain provisional direct entry (subject to entry requirements) to Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Build hands-on clinical knowledge and skills in a small group of like-minded students
Special selection criteria

The BMedSc program is restricted to high-achieving secondary school students who have completed Year 12 no more than three (3) years before admission. Applicants must not have previously attempted any tertiary study at diploma level or higher. Current USC students are not able to apply internally for the BMedSc program. Enrolments into the program will be capped at 20 places each year.

A limited number of places in this program may be set aside for applicants from a rural background. Refer to Rural Access Scheme to check eligibility.

Post-admission requirements

Students must comply with the following requirements before the start of the last semester of study:

  • Hold a valid Blue Card (Working with Children Check) from QLD Government Blue Card Services. You
    should allow 12 weeks for Blue Card Services to issue the card.
  • Comply with QLD Health vaccination requirements.
  • Complete the QLD Health student orientation requirements
Career opportunities

This program is a pathway to a medical career in clinical practice, primary-care and rural medicine, and health service administration. Opportunities also exist for a career in public health, and research and education health medical sciences.

Professional membership / Accreditation

Graduates who gain a GPA of 5.0 or better and a pass grade in the course Communication Skills for Medicine will be offered provisional direct entry into the Griffith University Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduate-entry program to become accredited medical practitioners. In addition, graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the following scientific societies: Australian Society for Biotechnology; Australian Society for Immunology; Australian Society for Microbiology; and Australian Society for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Public Health Association of Australia, Australian Physiological Society.

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