Study medicine on the Sunshine Coast

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Study medicine on the Sunshine Coast


In 2018, USC introduced a Bachelor of Medical Science.

This competitive program provides a direct pathway to study medicine on the Sunshine Coast for up to 20 high-achieving school leavers per year.

Successful graduates gain provisional direct entry* into Griffith University’s recently announced Doctor of Medicine at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

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A new generation of doctors

The new Bachelor of Medical Science is part of USC’s commitment to unlocking the full potential of our region. We’re helping to train a new generation of doctors on the Sunshine Coast, ensuring our community has access to the highest quality outcomes in both healthcare and health education.

Australia's newest tertiary teaching hospital

As a partner in the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, we’re also providing world-class clinical education and research opportunities across the health sector at Australia’s newest tertiary teaching hospital.

Hands-on skills

The three-year Bachelor of Medical Science is a foundational program that builds the core scientific knowledge students need to succeed as future doctors. Students will develop hands-on skills in USC’s interactive learning environments, including advanced scientific laboratories and visualisation studios.

Train as a doctor on the Sunshine Coast

Upon successful completion of the program, eligible graduates will proceed directly to Griffith University’s four-year Doctor of Medicine at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where they will train as doctors.

These students are not required to sit the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or apply for entry to the Doctor of Medicine.

The next generation of health professionals.

Health is the Sunshine Coast’s largest employer and fastest growing industry. The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and surrounding precinct is Australia’s largest health infrastructure project, and will inject $526 million into the local economy each year and employ thousands of staff.

A skilled health workforce is essential to realising these opportunities. The doctors who train through the Bachelor of Medical Science will join graduates from USC’s wide range of health-related programs as the next generation of health professionals, and will help to drive the future growth and prosperity of our region.

* Provisional direct entry is subject to entry requirements. Refer to the Bachelor of Medical Science for more information

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