MD3 | Staff
The answer to most of these questions comes own to your personal preferences so it is hard for us to answer them for you. Do you want to study medicine badly enough that you are willing to move interstate, or would you prefer to forego an interstate offer to stay in your home state and risk never getting another offer? Neither of these is the "best" approach, it just comes down to your own priorities. Also worth pointing out that if you do get an interstate provisional entry offer, you can sit GAMSAT and attempt to get a graduate entry offer in your home state - this gives you the security blanket of having that "guarantee" into medicine while meaning you won't necessarily have to be away from your home state for 7+ years.Sorry if this is in the wrong spot or answered before.
Personally, would you guys study undergrad Med interstate if you were given an offer or aim for postgrad in your home state? Do you recommend applying to universities all around the country? I’m trying to decide if I would rather move interstate for 6/7 years if I receive an offer or do an undergrad degree and GAMSAT in my home state (Victoria), though I know this pathway is very competitive.
Yes.Also, if I don't receive an undergrad offer from any universities, would my best option be to study a degree on its own merits and try to maintain a competitive WAM and GAMSAT? And maybe do the UCAT again in first year and apply as a non-standard student?
Again, we can't answer this one for you. It comes down to your own personal interests. Think about why you want to study medicine, and then consider other careers that will satisfy some/all of these motivations that you can see yourself happy working in long-term. A few healthcare-related professions to consider: physio, occupational therapy, optometry, medical imaging, nursing, paramedicine, pharmacy, medical laboratory science..... that's a very non-exhaustive list and by no means do you need to do your undergrad in a health-related field at all! Just do whatever you think is best for you.What were your backup courses/options if you hadn't gone into undergrad Med?