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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Doctor of Medical Leadership

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Medical Leadership is designed for fellows, junior consultants and general practitioners and can be completed alongside clinical work.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
3 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct

About this course

The doctorate will take you 3 years to complete full time and combines leadership training and mentoring with a 40,000-word research project. The program is intended to advance your clinical research and leadership skills, and provide you with a point of distinction for senior medical roles.

The leadership training component of the doctorate includes courses from UQ, Queensland Health, hospitals, or medical colleges. You will also be given an opportunity to be mentored by a senior medical specialist who can provide you with advice about career progression.

Your research project will be completed at your current workplace and will be supported by both an academic adviser at UQ and an adviser in your workplace. The project is designed to strengthen your problem-solving and communication skills, while also helping you develop the depth of knowledge needed for advanced health careers.

Study locations


St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • Undertake a research project addressing a clinical problem you identify with your academic adviser.
  • Connect with a medical mentor who can provide you with insight and advice based on their own leadership experience.
  • Grow your management and leadership skills to enhance the performance of your current healthcare team.
  • Study a flexible program specifically designed to be completed alongside your day-to-day clinical work.

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1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

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