MD degree extends its reach

The Doctor of Medicine degree is set to spread even further across Australia at the MBBS' expense, with the University of Sydney announcing it will switch to the qualification from next year.

The university becomes the eleventh Australian medical school to announce a change to the qualification, including the universities of Melbourne, WA, NSW, Queensland and Flinders University.

The masters-level qualification has been met with criticism by some members of the medical community however, who claim the switch is a