A Brief History of Australia by The World Factbook 2006
Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef. Read More
The School of Medicine is located within Flinders Medical Centre, an academic medical centre combining a general teaching hospital and medical school, which has an international reputation for integration and innovation in patient care, education and research. The Flinders University medical program is a four-year, graduate entry course, leading to the degree Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS). For those with some prior research experience, it is also possible to complete a combined BMBS/PhD degree.
Our course aims to produce doctors who
Flinders Medical School Admissions
Flinders University School of Medicine has an Australasian quota of 80 places and an international quota of 30-32 places. The medical school admissions requirements for both Australasian and International students have been designed to attract applicants with diverse backgrounds and experience. The Admissions Committee wishes to select students who have:
There are thus three elements in the medical school admissions process:
After interview, scores for all three components of the admissions process contribute to an Entry Score upon which Selection for offers of Medical School admission is based.
Flinders Medical School Cirriculum
The Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP) runs over 4 years. There are three major themes integrated into all four years: