Medical School Rankings Australia

The UMAT is sat by students seeking entry into Medicine or Dentistry at an undergraduate level. A typical undergraduate program will last for 5 years (6 years at some universities) and permits entry for students who have just completed secondary school. On the other hand there are graduate pathways that often take longer and require bachelor degree qualifications of a certain level before entering one of the programs above.

If you are interested in any of the following courses in Australia you will be required to sit the UMAT:

New South Wales:

Northern Territory:

Queensland:

South Australia:

Tasmania:

Victoria:

Western Australia:

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Ranking of Australian/New Zealand Medical Schools

The reputation and prestige of the University is not as important in Australia in general, as in the USA. In the USA there is a hierarchy of universities with Ivy League Universities such as Harvard and Yale, being miles ahead of the mediocre universities. In Australia however, there is little standard deviation in terms of quality, standard and prestige of the 40 or so universities.

Particularly in the case of Medicine and such Health Science courses, it matters very little which university you go to in Australia. If you are aiming to obtain a degree in engineering, commerce or law, the prestige of the university may matter to some extent (not as much as in the US even in these disciplines).

If you are a doctor however, what patients really care about are your diagnostic skills, bedside manner and so on, not which university you went to. In fact, most patients would not even know which university their doctors graduated from.

However, for those who are interested in having an idea of the university rankings, it is provided below. Obviously depending on the criteria you use, the ranking is going to vary, and therefore it is subjective to some extent.

What is given below takes into account the factors such as: meritocracy in selection; difficulty of getting in; graduate outcomes such as: employer satisfaction of graduates, ability of graduates to be able to get into the specialty that they want, graduate salaries etc. Other rankings which take into account the research output of the university are irrelevant to most people in practical terms and therefore this has not been considered here.

The new medical school (Curtin University) has not yet been ranked since we do not have enough data.

Ranking  (in Australia/ NZ)

University

1

Monash University (Melbourne Campus)

2

University of New South Wales

3

University of Newcastle

4

University of Queensland

5

University of Adelaide

6

University of Auckland

7

University of Otago

8

Flinders University

9

 Western Sydney  University

10

University of New England

11

University of Western Australia

12

University of Melbourne

13

University of Sydney

14

Monash University (Gippsland Campus, Graduate Entry)

15

 Australian National University

16

Griffith University

17

 Deakin University

18

 University of Wollongong

19

 University of Tasmania

20

Notre Dame University

21

Bond University

22

James Cook university

Ranking of Australian/New Zealand Dental Schools

Ranking (in Australia/ NZ)

University

1

University of Queensland

2

Adelaide University

3

University of Otago

4

University of Western Australia

5

University of Melbourne

6

University of Sydney

7

Charles Sturt University

8

 Latrobe University

9

 Griffith University

10

James Cook University