The MBBS Admissions Guide contains information about admissions criteria, requirements and eligibility. It is imperative that applicants familiarise themselves with the guide to ensure they understand the requirements of the admission and application process. When you apply for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, you will be required to submit supplementary documents with your application. Please visit the MBBS application requirements section for further information and to view the MBBS Admissions Guide. The Admissions Guide is subject to change throughout the admission period, it is recommended that you check back regularly for updates.
This course can lead to many careers in the medical profession. Your studies will focus on biomedical sciences and clinical sciences, as well as healthcare in settings such as primary care, hospitals and aged care. You will also study Indigenous health, population health and professional development concepts.
In your first year, you'll complete discipline-based subjects in medicine and begin developing skills in clinical communication. You will also develop skills in interprofessional practice by learning alongside other health sciences students.
Your second and third years will be devoted to a more intensive study of medical knowledge that focuses on the structure and function of the human body in health and disease.
In your fourth year, you'll transition from the Curtin campus into a clinical setting, and work with people from all age groups under clinical supervision in hospital and community settings, including in rural and remote locations.
Your final year will be in clinical settings where you will work as a member of a healthcare team in preparation for your internship once you graduate.
Additional pathways to study medicine are available for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants, and for rural and equity applicants.
Curtin recognises the complex issues facing the Western Australian health system, its workforce and the need for more doctors to be "generalists" in their orientation. This means we are committed to producing graduates who are better equipped to meet community needs, with primary care expertise, strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in interprofessional care teams.