Build your own Medical degree

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program has been redesigned to enable you to build your own medical degree through our MD Discovery subjects. Our MD Discovery subjects will facilitate your exploration of a wide range of topics or enable you to take a deep dive into your future specialty.

Within MD Discovery, students are presented with four Discovery subjects, one at each year of their MD journey, which serve as building blocks to construct well-rounded medical expertise.  Our team of Course Advisors are available throughout your MD program to support you in your Discovery journey.  Each MD Discovery subject is a prerequisite of the one before.  It is anticipated that students will undertake one MD Discovery subject in each year level of the MD program.

See below the intended learning outcomes for the discovery subjects at each year level:

  • Discovery 1: Foundation: Develop a foundation of knowledge and understanding in your topic of choice.
  • Discovery 2: Application: Apply your learning to the clinical setting.
  • Discovery 3: Integration: Integrate multiple concepts into your practice of medicine.
  • Discovery 4: Creation: Utilise and apply your MD Discovery learning to create a new process, research paper or patient education package to name just a few ideas.