Sponsored Links
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    TriageModerator's Avatar
    TriageModerator is offline Moderator 7161 points
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Far away from Home
    Posts
    1,705
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Cheapest Australian Medical School?

    Advertisements



    Which is the cheapest Australian med school? What does tuition cost there in USD?

    " You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
    - Mahatma Gandhi
    Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum Moderator

  2. #2
    kevmeji is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    10
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Not sure but if you look under the heading of "Foreign medical schools" on the home page you can find out estimates. But I would recommend to check with the individual schools cuz U of Sydney quoted me a different amount. Check for the 2008 class stats as it will be the most recent. Good luck

  3. #3
    glutamic is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    5
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i'll say Uni of western australia

  4. #4
    pj1969 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Glutamic - I'm interested in why you would say UWA would be cheapest? I am starting there in a few weeks, and I can tell you, Perth is not as cheap to live in as you might think!
    Also - the Uni is one of the "Group of Eight" universities - very loosely analogous to the Ivy League in the US - it is a top tier Med School with a decent history and even a couple of Nobel prize winners.

  5. #5
    WendyMBBS is offline Permanently Banned 517 points
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    228
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I think that would be Flinders U, which is 40k Australian, which is around 25 to 28k US a year. The Aussie Dollar is expected to plunge to as low as 40 US cents in the near future, so it could be like 16k US a year but that is not a guarantee. One warning, Australia is doubling the number of medical school places, if you are interested in working there...forget it unless you marry an Australian guy/girl, they will have more medical graduates than residency programs in 2012 and further on.

    UWa does not take international students, only locals.

    Australian schools are a lot harder to get into than Caribbean schools, you will need around a 30 or better on your MCAT to be competitive there, they are not as picky with GPAs so if your GPA is in the low 3.0 range you should be okay. With those stats you might want to look at DO schools in the US which are a much better option than any foreign medical school. "Ivy League" of Australia??!! LOL. When you go back to the US they will still consider you an IMG, which means you will have to work a lot harder to get a residency.
    Last edited by WendyMBBS; 03-17-2009 at 03:06 AM.

  6. #6
    dadoc is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    214
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    University of Sydney is widely considered the best Australian Medical school. In my personal opinion, James Cook University and University of Wollongong are better. JCU because it goes more into tropical medicine and rural health and UoW because it is a new program that should be expected to turn heads.

    There is no ivy league. All schools are pretty much seen the same. I guess the two standouts are Uni of Sydney and Uni of Queensland. They wont give a better education that others, its just that they are more well reknowned.

    And if your planning to go back to the States, your screwed. Your going to need to pass STEP 1 (basic sciences) which is only taught for 1 year in Australia. If you do pass, your still an IMG and wont get an amazing residency unless you work your *** off.

    If you truly want to go to Australia to practice, full steam ahead. If you want to return to the States, if you got the grades, stay in the States. If not, Caribbean. If your unsure, try European Schools.

  7. #7
    pj1969 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Dadoc, I would tend to agree that if you are a US citizen who plans to only ever practise in the US, then a US or Carribean school would more suit you needs.

    That's certainly not to say that Carribean schools are better than Aussie schools, but they are structured specifically to get students jobs in the US. Aussie schools exist to train Aussie Drs, and international students are just icing on the cake for them in terms of revenue, not their reason for existence.

    As to the "there is no Ivy League" in Australia - no, but as I mentioned, there is the "Group of Eight" universities, which is probably the closest Australian equivalent.

    I see you made a mention of a UQ path lecturer on another thread - are you a current UQ med student? If so, how are you finding the course?

  8. #8
    pj1969 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by WendyMBBS View Post

    UWa does not take international students, only locals.
    Wendy, you are partially right - UWA does NOT take internationals for the Graduate program (which is a bridging year plus the last four years of the undergraduate MBBS), but it DOES take internationals for the six year undergrad course.

  9. #9
    dadoc is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    214
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pj1969 View Post
    Dadoc, I would tend to agree that if you are a US citizen who plans to only ever practise in the US, then a US or Carribean school would more suit you needs.

    That's certainly not to say that Carribean schools are better than Aussie schools, but they are structured specifically to get students jobs in the US. Aussie schools exist to train Aussie Drs, and international students are just icing on the cake for them in terms of revenue, not their reason for existence.

    As to the "there is no Ivy League" in Australia - no, but as I mentioned, there is the "Group of Eight" universities, which is probably the closest Australian equivalent.

    I see you made a mention of a UQ path lecturer on another thread - are you a current UQ med student? If so, how are you finding the course?
    Yes, I am a student there. The program isnt too challenging, and it mostly revloves around clinical work rather than the basic sciences. The professors arent amazing, and niether is the technology, but it is still good. The only thing I could complain about are my peers whom are mostly High School Grads who completed 2 years of... well... nothing. They slow down the learning process especially during practicals.

  10. #10
    pj1969 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dadoc View Post
    Yes, I am a student there. The program isnt too challenging, and it mostly revloves around clinical work rather than the basic sciences. The professors arent amazing, and niether is the technology, but it is still good. The only thing I could complain about are my peers whom are mostly High School Grads who completed 2 years of... well... nothing. They slow down the learning process especially during practicals.
    One of the good things about the UWA Grad course is that they have a bridging course before you start the 4 years of the Grad course proper.
    This is to give everyone a good solid foundation in the basics sciences before we start full-on clinical training - I think this is a great idea, and so do many of our students, but I think there are also many who are scared off by the thought of having to do, essentially, an extra year.

    I could not imagine being an Arts grad going straight into a standard 4 year Grad Med course - it would be an incredibly steep learning curve, but apparently it is not too much of a stumbling block, from what I hear.
    I am a science grad, and have worked as a scientist for years, but I am still grateful for the bridging stuff we will be doing.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What is the Cheapest Medical School?
    By The_Phoenix in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2010, 03:55 PM
  2. Cheapest Medical School in Israel?
    By AlwaysDreaming in forum Israeli Medical Schools
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-09-2010, 08:46 PM
  3. Cheapest and Easiest Medical School to get into
    By AlwaysDreaming in forum Australian Medical Schools
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2010, 03:01 PM
  4. Top Australian Medical School?
    By succubus in forum Australian Medical Schools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-24-2004, 06:47 PM
  5. Cheapest Medical School Abroad
    By Rst8 in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-29-2004, 06:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •