The top universities for medicine in Australia for 2017 are

  1. James Cook University
  2. University of Western Australia
  3. Monash University

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • medical school size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with medicine courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Medicine includes General Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Anaesthesiology, Pathology, Radiology, Internal Medicine and General Practice.

James Cook University

The College of Medicine and Dentistry at JCU tops the subject rankings for Medicine in 2017.

The program is relatively large (1,155 students), has the highest rate of satisfaction among student and graduates (92%) and produces solid job outcomes ($65,000 indicative graduate salary).

University of Western Australia

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at UWA is ranked 2nd in Australia for Medicine.

The Faculty’s medical graduates enjoy the highest salaries in Australia ($68,130) and have a solid rate of course satisfaction (84%).

Monash University

The Monash School of Medicine at Monash is in the top 3 for Australia.

The School is the largest in Australia (2,452 students) and is highly rated by students (85% satisfaction).

Medical School Rankings for Australia

Updated: 9 November 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Medical School Size

Source: Department of Education and Training, 2015 Special Courses (Category: Medical)

Count of students enrolled in courses leading to provisional registration as a medical practitioner.

2. Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by student and graduate satisfaction, with an adjustment for lower average satisfaction among current students. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for low incomes of unemployed graduates.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.