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PATHWAY IN2MED Uni Applications

Note: The University of Queensland has started using MMIs as of 2020 (not mentioned in the video as it was produced before this update)

Application Basics

Applying to Universities for Medicine

The Application Process:

Most university applications occur throughout September. You must first apply the relevant state body:

  • VTAC for Victoria
  • SATAC for South Australia
  • UAC for NSW
  • QTAC for Queensland
  • TISC for Western Australia
  • UTAS* for Tasmania (*since the University of Tasmania offers the only medical course in Tasmania, you just apply through them)

Ensure the university courses are listed in your order of preference in each application for each state. Don’t forget to include preferences where applicable for the Extended Rural Cohort (3 years of medical school in a rural area) and Bonded School Leavers Entry places (3 years after medical school in an area of need) if you wish. 

Additional Applications:

Subsequently, you should visit the university’s website to ascertain whether there are any additional applications required.

Some universities (for example UNSW and Western Sydney) require applicants to answer a number of personal questions – they can use the information as the basis of questions in their interview.

Some universities also have a number of extended responses questions (most notably James Cook University) and require a predicted ATAR to be provided by your school

Additional Applications:

Subsequently, you should visit the university’s website to ascertain whether there are any additional applications required.

Some universities (for example UNSW and Western Sydney) require applicants to answer a number of personal questions – they can use the information as the basis of questions in their interview.

Some universities also have a number of extended responses questions (most notably James Cook University) and require a predicted ATAR to be provided by your school

Choosing Where to Apply

Which universities should I apply for?

Apart from the fees associated with the state tertiary application body (paying once allows you to apply to all universities in a given state), there isn’t any reason as to why students should be deterred from applying to multiple universities throughout Australia. It is important, however, to what each university uses to determine who gets an interview OFFER or not, to help you apply:

Interview Offers based on both UCAT + ATAR

Some universities offer interview positions based on both the UCAT and ATAR scores. These include: 

  • Monash University (VIC)
  • University of New South Wales (NSW)

These universities generally offer interviews in December (following the release of ATAR scores) and January, and these are conducted from January to February. If you would like more information on the types of interviews used by these universities, check out our page on The Interview.

Interview Offers based on UCAT only

Some universities offer interview positions purely based on UCAT scores. These include:

  • University of Adelaide (SA)
  • Western Sydney University (NSW)
  • University of Newcastle/New England (NSW)
  • University of Tasmania (TAS)
  • University of Queensland (QLD)

These universities generally offer interviews in October/November and these are conducted in November/December.

PLEASE NOTE: This does NOT mean that they only consider your UCAT and Interview, this just means the interviews are offered to applicants based on the UCAT only (ie. they don’t wait for the ATAR to be released), but they use the ATAR once it has been released. If you want to find out more about the types of interviews offered by each university, have a look at our page on The Interview.

Generally, if applying to an interstate university, a high UCAT score would be required to obtain an interview offer (as universities tend to preference local applicants).

Interview Offers based on ATAR only

Other universities offer interview positions on the ATAR alone. These include:

  • University of Sydney (NSW)
  • James Cook University (QLD)
  • Bond University (QLD)
  • Griffith University (QLD)

These universities generally offer interviews in December (following the release of ATAR scores) and these are conducted from December to February.

PLEASE NOTE: This does mean that these universities will not consider your UCAT scores at all. If you want to find out more about the universities that use and do not use the UCAT for medical entry assessment, have a look at our page on The UCAT.

Entry Requirements

Rural & Indigenous Medical Entry

Most universities in Australia offer various special considerations and boosts for rural students and students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander origin. Read more here about what these include, and the special discounts that we at In2Med are offering to do our own part to help improve rural & Indigenous healthcare. 

What are the selection requirements for each university?

Monash University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.monash.edu/study/courses/find-a-course/2021/medical-science-and-medicine-m6018

UNSW requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://med.unsw.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-medical-studiesdoctor-medicine

The University of Sydney requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/study-medicine-and-health/postgraduate-courses/doctor-of-medicine.html

The University of Newcastle/New England (Joint Program) requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/joint-medical-program

Western Sydney University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/courses/undergraduate/doctor-of-medicine.html

The University of Adelaide requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/bmbbs_bmbbs.html

Flinders University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://students.flinders.edu.au/my-course/course-rules/postgrad/md

The University of Western Australia requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.uwa.edu.au/study/courses/doctor-of-medicine

Curtin University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-ug-bachelor-of-medicine-bachelor-of-surgery--b-mbbs/

The University of Queensland requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/doctor-medicine-5578

James Cook University (JCU)  requires applicants to have completed the following:

Note: You may also need to complete an written essay for the application process.  

Course Page: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-medicine,-bachelor-of-surgery

Griffith University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.griffith.edu.au/study/degrees/doctor-of-medicine-5099

Bond University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://bond.edu.au/program/medical-program

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/m3n-bachelor-of-medicine-and-bachelor-of-surgery

Charles Darwin University requires applicants to have completed the following:

Course Page: https://www.cdu.edu.au/study/bachelor-clinical-sciences-wcsci1-2020

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