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Bachelor of Clinical Sciences – Doctor of Medicine

Your accelerated undergraduate track to a medical degree.

This double degree program enables school leavers without an undergraduate degree to pursue a career in medicine. The program provides a high standard of academic, clinical and professional medical training to equip graduates with the skills necessary to take up positions as hospital interns and thereby qualify for medical registration in Australia.

Quick Facts

Duration: 6 years full-time
Start Date: February
Tuition Fee: $42,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: Specific admissions test required. Refer to additional requirements.
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 65
CRICOS code: 080922F
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Clinical Sciences and Medicine at Flinders

  • Enables school leavers to complete a medical degree in six years
  • Students can choose either a health sciences or medical science focus in the clinical sciences degree
  • Co-located with Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, providing authentic, patient-centred clinical experiences from early on in your studies
  • 92% of Flinders medical and health sciences research at or above world standard in the Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research Australia rankings (2015)

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Practicals and workshops in the clinical sciences degree prepare you for extensive clinical placements in the MD.
  • Team-based learning (TBL) and other active learning strategies ensure you drive your own learning, preparing you to face the challenges of medical practice.
  • Work with tutors, with patients, and in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Unit.
  • Work alongside practising clinicians as a medical student.
  • Undertake clinical placements in suburban Adelaide, the Northern Territory, and/or rural and remote communities.

What you will need

By the start of the second year of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences you will be required to undergo a Criminal History Screening (CHS) carried out by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) in South Australia.

Interstate and international students will need to provide a police check from their home state or country. This will be used in the first six months of the course and following that time, they will be required to apply for a CHS certificate issued by DCSI.

You will also need to adhere to the vaccination schedule for medical students mandated by SA Health for health workers.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


To qualify for registration with the Medical Board of Australia, on graduation you will need to complete a year as a hospital intern. Internship allocations in South Australia are managed by South Australian Medical Education and Training.

In addition to pursuing further training in a wide range of medical specialities, graduates may work in research, public health or community aid around the world, or in health administration.

Potential occupations include:

  • medical intern
  • general practitioner
  • hospital medical officer
  • medical specialist
  • general practitioner in urban, rural and remote settings.

Professional accreditation/recognition

The Flinders University medical program has been re-accredited by the Australian Medical Council until 31 March 2025. Graduates of the Medicine degree will be registered with the Medical Board of Australia and permitted to practise medicine in Australia.