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Getting into Medicine in WA

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There are three universities that offer medicine in WA.

Curtin University

CurtinThis is a 5 year degree. It is the only medicine degree in Western Australia that takes student directly from school.

Students must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

An ATAR minimum of 95 is required. Students must undertake the UMAT examination and an interview.

The course is for school leavers with special consideration being given to rural and remote students and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

 

 

 

 Notre Dame University

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This is a 4 year degree.

Successful applicants will already have a degree with a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.

Applicants must undertake the Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT). Applicants are also required to undertake an interview and Notre Dame also requires a Student of Medicine Application Folio which demonstrates more about the students personal attributes and suitability for acceptance.

International students are not currently eligible to apply.

UWA

 

UWA – This is a 4 year degree.

Only UWA provides dentistry in Western Australia.

Successful applicants for either course will already have a degree in another field and a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.5.

Applicants must undertake the GAMSAT. International applicants may undertake the Medical College Admissions Test. (MCAT)

Students must also undertake an interview.

ASSURED PATHWAY Outstanding WACE students with an ATAR of 99 can apply for an Assured Pathway. Applicants will have the confidence that they have a place within the medicine or dentistry program as long as they achieve a 5.5 Grade Point Average.

Applicants for an Assured Pathway must undertake the UMAT and international students can apply via the International Student Application Test.

Applicants for an Assured Pathway place must also undertake an interview.

Curtin University Undergraduate Degree 5 Years
Notre Dame Graduate Degree 4 Years
UWA Graduate Degree 4 Years

UMAT

Applicants for Curtin, for the UWA Assured Pathway offers or for places at undergraduate programs in other states will need to apply for the UMAT selection process.

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Registrations Close on 2 June and the test is conducted on 26 July.

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Register for UMAT online.

The test takes 3 hours.

It is possible to enrol in UMAT training programs. The Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) recommends that applicants to NOT bother to do these courses.

ACER provides sample tests, tutorials and extensive information to prepare applicants for the test.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION TEST

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International students wishing to apply for the UWA Assured Pathway should undertake the ISAT test.

GRADUATE ENTRY

Applications for graduate entry are made in the final year of the first degree.

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International students should a undertake the Medical College Admissions Test

 

 

 

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

The average grade result over three years is taken into account for graduate entry scores. Universities give these scores different weightings for different years.

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INTERVIEWS

All admission processes include interviews. These are structured as multiple mini interviews.

There are 7 x 6 minute interviews.

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WHERE YOU CAN STUDY MEDICINE IN AUSTRALIA

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WHIRLPOOL

Social media provides chat on different medical courses. You can join the chat at Whirlpool.

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In Focus Careers delivers Getting Into Medicine presentations at high schools in Western Australia.

Author: Bev Johnson

Deciding what to choose for a career as we experience this tsunami of change is a huge challenge for school leavers. Hello, my name is Bev Johnson. I write, teach and coach senior students so that they have the best possible opportunity to become future ready citizens.

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