Medicine in ADFA vs Medicine in other universities (1 Viewer)

Nacseo

Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2020
Messages
94
Gender
Male
HSC
2023
I have recently been really interested in ADFA, Australian Defence Force Academy, and realised that they offer medical courses. I wanted to know if there any differences and similarities between doing medicine at the defence force compared to doing medicine in a normal university. Additionally, if there are any pros or cons or any specifics abt doing medicine in these two types of tertiary pathways.


Thank you :)
 

jimmysmith560

Le Phénix Trilingue
Joined
Aug 22, 2019
Messages
1,154
Location
Krak des Chevaliers
Gender
Male
HSC
2019
Uni Grad
2022
I would assume that the knowledge and practical skills you acquire in medicine would be used differently between the Australian Defence Force Academy and normal hospitals. The main difference I can think of is that with the ADFA, your skills and knowledge may be restricted to the ADFA itself, i.e. to ultimately become a military doctor or something like that, whereas with a regular university medicine degree you're able to work in hospitals or have your own clinic.

I hope this helps! :D
 

quickoats

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2017
Messages
788
Gender
Undisclosed
HSC
2019
I have recently been really interested in ADFA, Australian Defence Force Academy, and realised that they offer medical courses. I wanted to know if there any differences and similarities between doing medicine at the defence force compared to doing medicine in a normal university. Additionally, if there are any pros or cons or any specifics abt doing medicine in these two types of tertiary pathways.


Thank you :)
They do not offer medical courses. (If they did, all the asians would be joining the army instead of doing actuarial or something as a backup haha).

From their website:
Graduates who hold an appropriate undergraduate degree, have successfully completed the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT), and have been accepted into an Australian university, can apply to enter the ADF through the Graduate Medical Program. If successful, they’ll be sponsored as a medical practitioner, then serve as a Medical Officer.
This is just a sponsorship sort of thing - you learn all your stuff at a uni. You have to be accepted into the uni to apply for an ADF scholarship.
 

quickoats

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2017
Messages
788
Gender
Undisclosed
HSC
2019
I would assume that the knowledge and practical skills you acquire in medicine would be used differently between the Australian Defence Force Academy and normal hospitals. The main difference I can think of is that with the ADFA, your skills and knowledge may be restricted to the ADFA itself, i.e. to ultimately become a military doctor or something like that, whereas with a regular university medicine degree you're able to work in hospitals or have your own clinic.

I hope this helps! :D
This is not true - they all train at uni, not some military run operation. However, someone in the ADFA sponsor program may be contractually obligated to serve in the military as a doctor for X amount of years after graduating, whereas a regular student can do whatever they want.
 

jimmysmith560

Le Phénix Trilingue
Joined
Aug 22, 2019
Messages
1,154
Location
Krak des Chevaliers
Gender
Male
HSC
2019
Uni Grad
2022
This is not true - they all train at uni, not some military run operation. However, someone in the ADFA sponsor program may be contractually obligated to serve in the military as a doctor for X amount of years after graduating, whereas a regular student can do whatever they want.
Hmm, I didn't suggest that they train somewhere outside uni though...

I said the medical knowledge and practical skills acquired may be used in a different manner depending on the purpose for which the student is studying medicine, which you reiterated by specifying that someone in the ADFA Sponsor program may be obligated to serve in the military as a doctor for a specified number of years following their graduation.

The rest I had also elaborated on in my initial reply.
 

quickoats

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2017
Messages
788
Gender
Undisclosed
HSC
2019
Hmm, I didn't suggest that they train somewhere outside uni though...

I said the medical knowledge and practical skills acquired may be used in a different manner depending on the purpose for which the student is studying medicine, which you reiterated by specifying that someone in the ADFA Sponsor program may be obligated to serve in the military as a doctor for a specified number of years following their graduation.

The rest I had also elaborated on in my initial reply.
Ahh apologies - my bad for skim reading. Thought you said the knowledge and skills would be different between ADFA and a normal hospital - the army definitely wants fully trained doctors!
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top