Why study medicine?
Graduate from a distinctive medical program that will prepare you for an exciting career in medicine
The University of Tasmania medical program has been in existence for over 50 years and has an excellent record of producing highly capable graduates who excel in their chosen careers as medical practitioners. You will have the benefit of learning and mentorship from university academics and clinicians who are committed to your success.
The University of Tasmania medical program has modern teaching facilities across Tasmania, and the course is particularly distinctive due to being deeply embedded with health providers across the state. As a student, you will have substantial access to excellent clinical teaching in these settings, and you will build your clinical understanding and skills to prepare you for a successful career in medicine, with capacity to advance the quality of healthcare in your chosen field.
Careers in medicine
The demanding, exciting and important field of medicine requires its practitioners to have a strong aptitude for science, the ability to make clear and precise observations, be able to work accurately under pressure, and be able to identify and analyse problems and develop practical solutions. Communication skills will also be an essential skill for working with patients, or within teams of healthcare specialists or researchers.
Medicine is a professional health career. Upon successful completion of your Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to provisionally register in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This will be the beginning of lifelong learning, with further training required to receive full registration, and to move into an area of specialization (if you desire).
The field of medical research is also an area that you could study and work in. Medical researchers work alongside other scientists, conducting tests and experiments and carrying out research projects to benefit communities.
Bachelor of Medical Research
"I’m currently working at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne as a Research Assistant in the field of Immunology Mathematical Modelling. I have graduated with the Bachelor of Medical Research and now plan to study the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (with the University of Tasmania)."
- Diagnostic radiologist
- Emergency doctor
- General/family practitioner
- Hospital, clinical or pathology laboratory scientist
- Laboratory technician
- Medical imaging technologist
- Medical researcher
- Nuclear medicine scientist
- Public health specialist
- Radiation therapist