Other Medical Schools In Australia

Last updated: 7/11/2020

There are medical schools in Australia that offer both direct (or provisional) and graduate entry medical programmes. There are also medical schools offering a provisional entry path to graduate entry medical programmes in other universities. Here, we provide information on these medical schools in Australia.

Charles Darwin University: Provisional Pathway to Flinders University MD

Location: Darwin, NT

Medical school or program established: 2011

QS subject ranking 2020: N/A

First year class size in 2019: Capped at 12 students

CSP places? Yes

International places? No

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a public university that was established in 2003 through the merger of a number of institutions within the Northern Territory. While it does not have its own full medical programme, it offers a 3-year BCSC (Bachelor of Clinical Sciences) degree, which provides a provisional entry path to the Flinders University MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree. Due to this collaboration known as the Northern Territory Medical Programme (NTMP), a student can undertake their entire medical education (BCSC + MD) in the Northern Territory.

As this is a special programme to cater the need for the Northern Territory, only 12 places are available each year, 5 for applicants who are Northern Territory residents, 5 for indigenous applicants who are Northern Territory residents and 2 for national indigenous applicants. You must hold a year 12 qualification and have not studied more than a year of tertiary education.

While there is no minimum ATAR required, CDU advises that you need an adjusted ATAR of 90+ (85+ for indigenous applicants) to be competitive. Final selection is based on 10:90 of UCAT ANZ and ATAR scores, with priority given to indigenous applicants and Northern Territory residents. In order to progress to the third year of BCSC, which is also the first year of the Flinders MD, you must achieve a minimum GPA of 5.0 during the first two years of BCSC. Hence, the total time required to obtain your BCSC + MD is 6 years.

All applicants need to apply through SATAC, except those from New South Wales (apply to UAC).

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

Flinders University: Flinders University School of Medicine

Location: Adelaide, SA

Medical school or program established: 1974

QS subject ranking 2020: 201-250

First year class size in 2019: 207

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

Flinders University is a public university based in Adelaide. It offers a 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree for graduates, as well as a 6-year option for direct entry that consists of a 2-year accelerated BClinSci (Bachelor of Clinical Sciences) + a 4-year MD.

For direct entry, the selection process is very different for domestic and international applicants. For domestic applicants, you must have a minimum ATAR of 95 and the final selection is based on 90:10 of ATAR and UCAT ANZ (the situational judgement test section is excluded). For international applicants, you must sit the ISAT, for which the interview selection is based on. The final selection for international applicants is based on a combination of high school results, ISAT score and interview score.

For graduate entry, you must have a minimum score of 50 in each section of GAMSAT. For international applicants, you can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must obtain a minimum score of 123 for each section. Invitation to the interview is based on the GAMSAT score, and the final selection is based on 33:33:33 of weighted GPA (final GPA year is weighted x 3, final -1 GPA year is weighted x 2 and final - 2 GPA year is weighted x 1), GAMSAT score and interview score.

Domestic direct entry applicants need to apply through SATAC. All other applicants (domestic graduate entry, international direct entry, international graduate entry) need to apply directly to the university. Rural and indigenous sub-quotas are available for direct entry and graduate entry.

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

Griffith University: Griffith University School of Medicine

Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Medical school or program established: 2004

QS subject ranking 2020: 251-300

First year class size in 2019: 236

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

‍Griffith University is a public university based in Queensland. It offers a 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree for graduates and a 6-year provisional entry option for school leavers that consists of a 2-year accelerated BMedSci (Bachelor of Medical Science) + a 4-year MD.

For provisional entry, domestic applicants are required to have a minimum ATAR of 99.50. Final selection is based on academic merit for both domestic and international applicants. Once you pass BMedSci with a GPA of 5.0 and a minimum grade of pass in the Human Skills for Medicine paper, you will be able to progress to MD.

For graduate entry, you must have an unweighted minimum GPA of 5.0 and meet the minimum GAMSAT 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 123 in each section. Invitation to the MMI (medical selection interview for international applicants) is based on 50:50 of GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT. The final selection is based on 25:25:50 of GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI (medical selections interview for international applicants).

Domestic provisional entry applicants need to apply through QTAC but applicants from NSW and ACT need to apply through UAC. Domestic graduate entry applicants need to apply through GEMSAS. International applicants need to apply directly through the university (both provisional entry and graduate entry modes). 

For both provisional entry and graduate entry, there is a rural priority access scheme with a proportion of places reserved for applicants from a rural background.

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

Monash University: Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Medical school or program established: 1958

QS subject ranking 2020: 31

First year class size in 2019: 408

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

‍Monash University is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities, and the only university in Victoria to offer a direct entry medical program. It offers a 5-year direct entry medical program consisting of BMedSc (Bachelor of Medical Science) and MD (Doctor of Medicine). In addition to this, Monash University offers a 4-year graduate entry medical program (MD).

For direct entry, you must have a minimum ATAR of 90, although a much higher ATAR is usually required to be competitive. International applicants must have a minimum ISAT total score of 170, with a minimum score of 165 in both sections. For domestic applicants, invitation to the MMI is based on ATAR and UCAT ANZ and the final selection is based on 33:33:33 of UCAT, ATAR and MMI. For international applicants, invitation to the MMI is based on ISAT and the final selection is based on 33:33:33 of ISAT, ATAR equivalent and MMI.

For graduate entry, the criteria is slightly different for domestic and international applicants. For domestic applicants, only the applicants with specified Monash University degrees are eligible, which are: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees), Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), and Bachelor of Science (including double degrees and must complete designated units). These applicants must achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 70 and the final selection is based on 40:60 of academic merit and MMI/SJT (situational judgement test). The SJT is an online exam (note: this is different from the situational judgement test section in UCAT ANZ) where you will be presented with various scenarios and be required to respond to them.

International applicants must have an undergraduate degree (with significant biomedical science content) with a minimum GPA of 6.0 or a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree (including double degrees) from Monash University with a minimum weighted average mark of 70. For the final selection, international applicants are selected based on academic merit, MMI and SJT.

Domestic direct entry applicants need to apply through VTAC and domestic graduate entry applicants need to apply directly through the university. 

International direct entry applicants need to apply through an agent if based overseas or through VTAC if based in Australia and have studied VCE or IB. International graduate entry applicants need to apply directly through the university.

There are also special entry schemes such as Dean's Rural List and Dean's Indigenous List.

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

University of Queensland: University of Queensland School of Medicine

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Medical school or program established: 1936

QS subject ranking 2020: 48

First year class size in 2019: 372

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

‍University of Queensland (UQ) is a member of the G8 (a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities). It offers a 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree for graduates, as well as a 7-year provisional entry option for school leavers that consists of a UQ undergraduate degree + a 4-year MD. Its MD program has a very large quota for international students (expected to be 210 places for 2020).

For provisional entry, you need a minimum ATAR of 99, and a competitive UCAT ANZ score. International applicants can submit an ISAT score (minimum score of 60 for each section) instead of UCAT ANZ. Applicants are ranked according to the aggregate UCAT ANZ score of the first four sections, with the situational judgement test section score being used as a tiebreaker (Section 1 score is used as an additional tiebreaker if needed). You are then required to maintain an overall GPA of 5.0 for your undergraduate degree and complete prerequisite courses for progression to MD. It should be noted that UQ is gradually implementing changes to its admissions process. For example, it will introduce MMI for provisional entry applicants from 2020 (for 2021 entry). We will update this section as more information becomes available.

For graduate entry, you are required to have a minimum unweighted GPA of 5.0. You must also have a minimum score of 50 in each section of GAMSAT (overall score is not used). International applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score (instead of GAMSAT), for which you must have a minimum total score of 504. Invitation to the MMI is based on the GAMSAT (average) or MCAT (minimum) score, with GPA being used as a tiebreaker. The final offer is based on MMI, GAMSAT/MCAT and GPA.

Domestic graduate entry applicants need to apply to GEMSAS. Domestic provisional entry applicants (including international students completing year 12 in Australia) need to apply to QTAC. All other international applicants (provisional entry and graduate entry) need to apply directly to the university.

There are special entry programmes for indigenous applicants and rural applicants.

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

University of Sydney: Sydney Medical School

Location: Sydney, NSW

Medical school or program established: 1883

QS subject ranking 2020: 18

First year class size in 2019: 277

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

‍University of Sydney is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities. It offers a 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) program for graduates, and a 7-year provisional entry option (double degree) for school leavers that consists of a BSc (Bachelor of Science) or BA (Bachelor of Arts) + a 4-year MD. 

To be eligible to apply for provisional entry, you must have an ATAR of 99.95. Selection process includes a written assessment and a panel discussion. You are required to complete foundational knowledge units during your first degree (BSc or BA) and maintain credit average (BA) or 65.0 (BSc) each year in order to progress to MD.

For graduate entry, you must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 5.0 and a minimum score of 50 in each section of GAMSAT. International applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score (minimum score of 500) in place of a GAMSAT score. Applicants meeting the minimum GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT requirements will be considered for MMI (domestic applicants will be invited to the MMI based on their average GAMSAT score). 

For the final selection, applicants meeting the minimum MMI requirements will be ranked on a combination of GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI performance. For international students, if a tiebreaker is needed, it will be in the order of GAMSAT/MCAT, then MMI performance, then GPA.

Domestic graduate entry applicants need to submit an online Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS) application to the UAC and apply directly to the university. Domestic and international provisional entry applicants who have completed Australian year 12 education need to apply to UAC. All other international applicants (provisional entry or graduate entry) need to apply directly to the university or through an agent.

There are facilitated admission pathways for indigenous applicants and rural applicants.

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

University of the Sunshine Coast: Provisional Pathway to Griffith University MD

Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Medical school or program established: 2019

QS subject ranking 2020: N/A

First year class size in 2019: Capped at 20 places per year.

CSP places? Yes

International places? No

‍University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a public university based in Queensland. While it does not have its own medical program, it recently began offering a 3-year BMedSc (Bachelor of Medical Science) program that provides provisional path entry to the Griffith University MD course.

To be eligible to apply, you must have a minimum ATAR of 99.55 and not have previously attempted any tertiary study (diploma level or higher). There is no requirement for UCAT ANZ or interviews, but it should be noted that only 20 places are available per year. To progress to the Griffith University MD programme, you must have a cumulative GPA of 5.0 during BMedSc and a minimum pass grade in MED202.

All applicants must apply through QTAC.

There are a limited number of places reserved for rural applicants for this programme.

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

University of Western Australia: University of Western Australia School of Medicine

Location: Perth, WA

Medical school or program established: 1956

QS subject ranking 2020: 101-150

First year class size in 2019: 110

CSP places? Yes

International places? Yes

‍University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the G8, a coalition of high ranked, research-intensive universities. It offers a 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) program for graduates, and a 7-year provisional entry option for school leavers that consists of a UWA degree + a 4-year MD.

To be eligible for provisional entry, you must have a minimum ATAR of 99 for domestic applicants and 96 for international applicants. International applicants must have a minimum rank of 25th percentile in each section of ISAT. For domestic applicants, invitation to the MMI is based on UCAT ANZ and the final selection is based on ATAR, MMI and UCAT ANZ (weighted equally). For international applicants, invitation to the panel interview is based on ISAT and ATAR and the final selection is based on 2:2:1 of ATAR, interview and ISAT. For progression to the MD programme, you must achieve a GPA of 5.5, as well as completion of first year prerequisite subjects, if not already taken during high school.

To be eligible to apply for graduate entry, you must have a minimum GPA of 5.5. You must have a minimum GAMSAT overall score of 55 (50 for international applicants), with no section under 50. International applicants can choose to submit an MCAT score instead of GAMSAT, for which you must have an overall minimum score of 492 with no section under 123.

Invitation to the MMI (panel interview for international applicants) is based on 1:1 of GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT. The final selection is based on 1:1:1 of GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT and MMI/interview.

Domestic provisional entry applicants need to apply through TISC and international provisional entry applicants need to apply directly to the university. Domestic graduate entry applicants need to apply through GEMSAS and international graduate entry applicants need to apply directly to the university.

For provisional entry, there are special schemes for rural applicants, indigenous applicants and applicants who attended a UWA Broadway school. For graduate entry, there are also special schemes for rural and indigenous applicants.

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

Are you interested in attending a medical school in the UK instead of Australia or New Zealand? Check out Medify’s UK Medical School Admissions Guide.

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