If you’ve completed, or are in your final year, of a minimum 3 year bachelor's degree (equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree), you can apply for the Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway.
This pathway provides direct entry into the MD program.
You will be based in Greater Brisbane for year 1, then at the UQ Rural Clinical School in Central Queensland or Wide Bay for years 2-4. From 2025, all 4 years of the MD program will be offered in the Central Queensland and Wide Bay regions.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway must select UQ as your first, second or third preference as part of their GEMSAS application. Applicants will be considered for entry on a tier system:
- Tier 1: Applicants from Central Queensland (CQ) or Wide Bay (WB). Applicants must have resided in CQ or WB for 5 consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively.
- Tier 2: Applicants with a rural background. Applicants who have resided in any rural location in Australia for 5 consecutive year, or 10 years cumulatively.
- Tier 3: Any other interested applicants. Any applicant who is interested in the Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway.
Further information on the Local Government Areas for Tier 1 can be found on our Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway - location eligibility page.
Visit the GEMSAS site for further information about documentation requirements.