Graduate Entry Medical Schools In Australia

Last updated: 7/11/2019

Here, we provide information on graduate entry medical schools in Australia.

Australian National University: Australian National University Medical School

Location: Canberra, ACT

Medical school or program established: 2003

QS subject ranking 2020: 51-100

First year class size in 2019: 99 students

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

Australian National University (ANU) is a public university with an excellent academic reputation, being ranked 1st in Australia and 29th in the world according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities in Australia. ANU medical school is the only medical school in the Australian Capital Territory and offers a 4-year graduate medical programme (MChD).

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.6 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1) and meet the minimum overall GAMSAT score of 55 with a minimum score of 50 in each section. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must obtain a minimum score of 125 in each section.

Invitation to the MMI (or Zoom/Skype interview for international applicants) is based on a 50:50 composite score of GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT. For the final selection, 50:50 of the composite score and the interview score is used.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university. Some places are reserved for indigenous applicants.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates. There are also several pathway programmes.

Deakin University: Deakin University School of Medicine

Location: Geelong, VIC

Medical school or program established: 2008

QS subject ranking 2020: 151-200

First year class size in 2019: 149

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

Deakin University is a public university based in Melbourne. It offers a graduate entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) that takes 4 years to complete.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must  meet the minimum overall GAMSAT score of 50 with a minimum score of 50 in each section. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must obtain a minimum score of 125 in each section.

Invitation to the MMI (or structured interview for international applicants) is based on GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT. For the final selection, 25:25:50 of the GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI (or interview) is used.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university. There is also an indigenous entry scheme.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

Macquarie University: Macquarie University School of Medicine

Location: Sydney, NSW

Medical school or program established: 2018

QS subject ranking 2020: 301-350

First year class size in 2019: 62

CSP places? No

International places? Yes

Macquarie University is a public university based in Sydney. Since 2018, it has been offering a 4-year graduate entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree. It should be noted that Macquarie University does not offer CSPs and all students will have to pay full fees, meaning that the tuition fees will be very high.

To be considered for entry, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must also have a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 for each section and an overall minimum score of 50. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score (minimum total score of 500) in place of a GAMSAT score.

Invitation to the MMI (Skype MMI for international applicants) is based on the 50:50 of the GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT, with satisfactory completion of the personal statement which requires you to respond to three questions relevant to the programme as a hurdle requirement. The final selection is based on 50:50 of GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI score, with GPA used as a tiebreaker for applicants with equal GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI scores.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university. There is also an Indigenous Australian Pathway.

Please note that there is a 6-year BClinSci/MD option for international applicants by applying directly to the university, with a guaranteed entry to the MD course as long as you achieve a GPA of 5.5 in BClinSci. Domestic applicants may also enrol in BClinSci (need to apply through UAC). For domestic BClinSci graduates, a 3% GPA bonus is added for application to Macquarie MD (need to apply through GEMSAS) and 20 MMI places are reserved for them.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates. 

University of Melbourne: Melbourne Medical School

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Medical school or program established: 1862

QS subject ranking 2020: 16

First year class size in 2019: 366

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

University of Melbourne is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities. It offers a 4-year graduate entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) program. 

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 2, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must also have a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 in each section (overall score is not used) if you are a domestic applicant or an international applicant residing in Australia. For other international applicants, you must have a minimum MCAT total score of 492.

Invitation to the MMI is based on GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT score and the final selection is based on 50:25:25 of MMI, GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT score.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS. International applicants need to apply directly to the university or through an overseas education representative.

Indigenous and rural applicants are given priority access to the programme. There are special schemes (Chancellor’s scholars programme and full fee guaranteed entry scheme) which enable high achieving school leavers to enter the Melbourne MD programme following satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree from Melbourne University, passing of prerequisite subjects and successful completion of the MMI.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

University of Notre Dame Fremantle: University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, Fremantle

Location: Fremantle, WA

Medical school or program established: 2005

QS subject ranking 2020: 501-550

First year class size in 2019: 103

CSP places? Yes

International places? No

University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic private university with campuses in WA and NSW. At its Fremantle campus, it offers a 4-year graduate-entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) programme.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.2 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1) and minimum unweighted GAMSAT average score of 50. Invitation to the MMI is based on GAMSAT, GPA and personal statement. The personal statement (maximum of 4800 characters) should outline the motives for pursuing a medical career and for studying at the University of Notre Dame. The final selection is based on GAMSAT, GPA, personal statement and MMI.

All applicants must apply through GEMSAS.

There are special entry schemes for WA residents and indigenous applicants.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

University of Notre Dame Sydney: University of Notre Dame School of Medicine, Sydney

Location: Sydney, NSW

Medical school or program established: 2008

QS subject ranking 2020: 501-550

First year class size in 2019: 121

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic private university with campuses in WA and NSW. At its Sydney campus, it offers a 4-year graduate-entry MD (Doctor of Medicine) programme. Unlike the Fremantle campus, which does not offer places for international students, the Sydney campus has a maximum of 10 international places.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.2 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1) for domestic applicants and 5.5 for international applicants. You must have a minimum unweighted GAMSAT average score of 50 (international applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score, with a minimum overall score of 500). 

Invitation to the MMI (face-to-face or Zoom panel interview for international applicants) is based on GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA and personal statement. The personal statement (maximum of 4800 characters) should outline the motives for pursuing a medical career and for studying at the University of Notre Dame. The final selection is based on GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA, personal statement and MMI (interview for international applicants). 

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university.

There is a special entry scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.

University of Wollongong: University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine

Location: Wollongong and Shoalhaven, NSW

Medical school or program established: 2006

QS subject ranking 2020: 301-350

First year class size in 2019: 88

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

University of Wollongong is a public university based in NSW that offers a 4-year graduate MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum weighted GPA of 5.0 (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1). You must also have a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 for each section and an overall minimum score of 50. International applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must have a minimum score of 123 in each section and an overall score of 495.

For domestic applicants, invitation to the MMI is based on GAMSAT, GPA and portfolio. The portfolio should include “achievement, leadership, teamwork, service ethic and commitment as well as ties to regional, rural and remote communities”. You are required to sit an online (video-based) situational judgement test called CASPer, which will be used as a hurdle requirement for invitation to the MMI. The final selection is based on MMI and portfolio scores, but CASPer score may be used as additional evidence.

For international applicants, invitation to the panel interview (teleconference or video conference) is based on GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and portfolio. The final selection is based on interview, GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and portfolio.

Domestic applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international applicants need to apply directly to the university.

There is a special entry scheme for indigenous applicants, as well as bonus points for rural applicants.

Check out the official website for more details, such as fees, prerequisites and important dates.


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