Welcome to the world of medicine.

Society today has many expectations of medical practitioners, whether they are working in community settings, rural and regional environments, or in large city hospitals.

There is an ever-increasing demand throughout New Zealand for General Practitioners, due to an ageing population coinciding with an ageing GP workforce, to diagnose and manage the health problems of individuals and families in our communities. This growing demand is particularly true in rural/regional New Zealand. Additionally, in an age of increasing subspecialism, we need superbly equipped generalists to coordinate patient care and foster equity of outcomes and access for all patients.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) is a highly-challenging, extremely rewarding programme that can provide you with the medical knowledge and clinical and research skills to put you on the pathway to a rewarding career in primary healthcare working in general practice, or in a wide range of subspecialist disciplines.

A medical degree is the building block of your career and is only the beginning. Those who complete the Medical Programme are eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, followed by further professional qualifications leading to specialist practice in primary healthcare, working in general practice, or from a range of other specialist disciplines including dermatology, emergency medicine, general medicine, geriatric medicine, gynaecology, medical research and education, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, paediatrics, pathology, psychiatry, public health, radiology or surgery.


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Your postgraduate pathway – research

Medically qualified individuals can undertake a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Research Masters after completion of the MBChB with a demonstrated research component, providing a platform and an advantage for entry into competitive specialty training programmes and specialist roles. World-leading researchers in our schools, departments, and campuses are ready to supervise your postgraduate study.
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Your postgraduate pathway – taught

Postgraduate study in medicine opens up a wealth of academic and clinical career opportunities. The faculty provides research-led teaching in clinical settings ranging from primary healthcare in rural settings to national units in hospitals. Strong linkages with the faculty’s other schools and units ensure a high level of integration with basic sciences, Population Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Optometry and Māori Health.
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Your undergraduate pathway - first year students

If you’re currently completing year 1 of either the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) or the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland, and have met the entry criteria you may apply for consideration for entry to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) Part II.

An MBChB degree is the first step in becoming a medical practitioner in NZ. 
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Your undergraduate pathway - high school students

It’s your career journey, so start it with the best possible first step. Explore the pathways available with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB).

There are two application categories for entry into MBChB. Find out about the entry criteria to enter via the first year Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) or the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland, or via Graduate Entry. 
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