About this course
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne (Parkville Campus)
Victoria 3010, Australia
Future students: http://mdhs-study.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/master-of-medicine/overview
Current students: email@example.com
Associate Dean (Research Training)
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
- completed an approved medical degree of at least two years standing with a minimum H2A average, or higher; and
- not less than two years’ experience as a medical officer in a hospital affiliated to an appropriate university for the purpose of teaching; and
- completed the first part of the relevant medical colleges’ specialist training program or its equivalent.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the selection committee will consider:
- prior academic performance and, if relevant, professional qualifications;
- performance at interview;
- understanding of the research question to be explored;
- motivation and capacity to complete the course in a timely manner;
- relevant prior research and/or professional experience ; and
- referee reports.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 7.
Note: The following colleges’ specialist training programs have previously been recognised for the purpose of satisfying (1.3). Other colleges’ specialist training programs will be considered on an individual basis.
- Australian College of Dermatologists;
- Royal Australasian College of Physicians;
- Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom;
- University of Singapore (Master of Medicine);
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons;
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners;
- Royal Australasian College of Radiologists;
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists;
- Royal College of Pathologists of Australia;
- Royal College of Pathologists (U.K.);
- Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
All candidates are required to complete the equivalent of at least six months full-time (12 months part-time) advanced study and research at the University unless studying at an outside institution approved by the Research Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC). The RHDC will not approve entirely distance supervision or entirely on-line supervision for research higher degree students.
Throughout their candidature candidates are expected to attend the University in order to benefit from planning, conducting and writing up their research within a University community and environment.
The residency requirement is deemed especially important during the first six months of candidature. During this time the student is expected to interact on a regular basis with the supervisor, the department (including staff and other research students) and the University, so as:
- to build the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out the proposed research program
- to acquire an understanding of the standards and requirements for a research higher degree awarded by the University
- to make use of support programs and facilities provided by the University throughout candidature.
Last updated: 7 June 2022