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Doctor of Medicine Degrees in WA

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UWAUWA Requirements

UWA provides a 4 year Doctor of Medicine post graduate program.  UWA is the only provider of the Doctor of Dental Medicine in WA.

Applicants are required to:

  • Have a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.5 (distinction grades) over 3 years of a full-time bachelor degree.
  • Undertake the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test towards the end of their undergraduate degree. International students undertake the International Student Admission Test.
  • Pass the WA Certificate of Education English, English Literature or English as a Second Language. An International English Language Test Score of 7 is deemed to be equivalent.
  • Undertake an interview.

Assured Pathway to UWA     

There is an Assured Pathway that guarantees applicants a place in medicine for 15 applicants with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99. Students wishing to apply for an Assured Pathway in Year 12 need to undertake the Undergraduate Medical Admission Test (UMAT) and undertake an interview and have demonstrated English language competency.

Applicants should apply through the school Tertiary Institutions Service Centre process.

International students wishing to apply for an Assured Pathway should apply through the UWA International Centre They will need to undertake the International Student Admission Test.

Final ranking is based on the UMAT, ATAR and Interview and is weighted 1:2:2 respectively.

Recommended Subjects for UWA

  • Physics and Chemistry in Year 12
  • Chemistry, Biology or Human Biology in first-year university.

logo-notre-dameNotre Dame Requirements

Notre Dame offers a 4 year post graduate degree with an intake of about 105 students per year. In 2015 there were 2200 applicants for those places

Entry to the 4 year post graduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery requires a minimum:

  • Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test official score of 50 or greater. In 2015 the cut off score was 60.
  • An undergraduate degree Grade Point Average of at least 5 on a 7 point scale. In 2015 the cut off score was 6.3. This score is scaled with your final year worth more points than the previous 2 years. Your second last year is worth more than your third last year.
  • An interview
  • A School of Medicine Application Folio (SoMAF) that measures your personal qualities and motivation to study medicine.Your folio will reflect your knowledge in Aboriginality and/or Rural and Remote issues.
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  • An interview

You can do the GAMSAT once per year and the result is valid for two years. One GAMSAT test result can be used across Australian universities.





Curtin University Requirements

Curtin is starting a 5 year medical degree for school leavers with an intake of 60 students in 2017.

Enrolments are contingent on finalisation of accreditation of the course by the Australian Medical Council.

International students cannot apply for these positions in 2017.

Students should apply through the normal TISC application process although they do not have to put this course as their first preference. PLEASE CONTACT CURTIN FOR MORE INFORMATION WHEN YOU ARE MAKING YOUR TISC APPLICATION.

Applicants are required to:

  • Have a UMAT score of at least 50 in each section
  • Have an ATAR of 95 or more.
  • Assessment of interest in and suitability for working in rural and remote areas.
  • Undertake an interview in December.

Pre requisites

Chemistry ATAR or equivalent

Study in one of the following Mathematics ATAR courses is desirable: Mathematics Applications, Mathematics Methods, Mathematics Specialist, or equivalent.

In addition, all applicants must meet Curtin’s minimum English entry requirements.

Please see the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery application requirements for more detailed information regarding admission criteria, requirements and eligibility.

Special Consideration

School leavers are the target group for this intake with rural, remote and Aboriginal students getting special consideration. Only 5 places will be for older students.

Author: Bev Johnson

Hi, I'm Bev Johnson I started my career as an English teacher in Western Australia and quickly added a pastoral care role to support kids and help them to find their purpose. My career lead through education to the TAFE sector, into business development, through ICT systems development and human resource management. My purpose was always to have fun while learning new things and making the world a better place. I am now having a great time unearthing new ways to help young people to make the giant leap from school into their future. You can tap into my information and advice by subscribing to my newsletter, getting me to speak to your group and reading my blog. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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