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International Medical University undergraduate study leading to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from the University of Otago

This course is available

via Global pathways

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


2.5 years at IMU + 3 years at Otago

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Study options

Students who successfully complete the required undergraduate papers at International Medical University may be enrolled in the University of Otago’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, receiving credit for the First Year Health Sciences programme as well as Early Learning Medicine. Students can then graduate with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery after three years of successful full-time study with Otago (2.5 years + 3 years). There are 6 places available for IMU students.

New Zealand Qualification
The University of Otago Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) degree is commonly referred to as the 'medical degree'.

There is a wide range of specialisation available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Graduates of the MB ChB are committed to the provision of high-quality, patient-centred, evidence-based medical care within the New Zealand health care system and globally. Medicine is a respected, rewarding, and truly international career.

Entry criteria

Students who have already achieved the level of entry for IMU will be deemed to meet the entrance requirements for the University of Otago's MB ChB programme, inlcuding Otago's English entry requirements.

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