While they too welcomed the aspiring doctors, the Australian Medical Students' Association AMSA and Australian Medical Association AMA lambasted Macquarie University for its "short-sighted cash grab", saying the degree didn't come with a guarantee of an internship and would cause greater bottle necks in the training system. Alex Farrell, president of Australian Medical Students' Association, says the opening of Macquarie University's new medical school is not a good thing. On Monday, the public university kicked off its four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program. It welcomed 50 domestic students, which is 10 more than its aim. Macquarie University has opened its Doctor of Medicine program. Credit: Michel O'Sullivan.
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The Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine is a new 4-year program embedded within an established university that has a culture of transformative learning, and within MQ Health—an academic health sciences centre that integrates patient-centred clinical care, teaching and research. Macquarie aims to prepare their medical graduates for the predicted environments in which they will practice as future leaders in health care. A Macquarie graduate is patient- and safety-focused, culturally responsive, globally aware and equipped to work within increasingly digital health systems. Global focus The Macquarie MD includes extended international clinical experiences, including all-expenses-paid clinical rotations in Hyderabad, India. Macquarie University recognizes the need for future doctors to be globally engaged clinicians, and the significant benefits of these experiences: for the student, for health systems and for the health outcomes of local and global communities. Clinical Placements One of the unique features of the Macquarie Doctor of Medicine program is its core clinical placements, through which you will participate in clinical learning experiences in both Australia and India.
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Founded in by the New South Wales Government , it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. Established as a verdant university , Macquarie has five faculties, as well as the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management , which are located on the university's main campus in suburban Sydney. The university is the first in Australia to fully align its degree system with the Bologna Accord. The idea of founding a third university in Sydney was flagged in the early s when the New South Wales Government formed a committee of enquiry into higher education to deal with a perceived emergency in university enrollments in New South Wales.