Which medical school is Australia’s most popular?

Don’t just look to the big cities for a satisfying medical education experience.

The major universities of Sydney and Melbourne have once again been pipped as the top-rated Australian medical schools, at least in the eyes of students.

Curtin University in Perth and Bond University on the Gold Coast offer the best medical courses, according to The Good Universities Guide 2019.

Top ten universities according to medical students

Percentage of students who were happy overall with the quality of their medicine course.

Rank University Percentage
1 Curtin University 93%
2 Bond University 93%
3 Monash University 91%
4 University of Tasmania 90%
5 Flinders University 89%
6 James Cook University 89%
7 University of Adelaide 83%
8 University of Wollongong 83%
9 UNSW Sydney 82%
10 University of Notre Dame Australia 80%

Source: The Good Universities Guide 2019

The University of Sydney ranked second-last for the second year running; however, student approval did improve from 67% to 71%.

The University of Queensland rated last, with just 60% satisfaction among medical students.

Average graduate salaries vary by more than $10,000 according to the Guide, with students graduating from The University of Western Australia earning the most — $75,000 a year on average.

Top three universities for teaching quality

Percentage of medical students happy with the quality of teaching they received.

Source: The Good Universities Guide 2019

To see how Australian medical schools compare based on other criteria, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.


This article originally appeared in Australian Doctor – Which medical school is Australia’s most popular?

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