Curtin University Applications

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  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin Admin (JCU MBBS) Administrar

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    Curtin University is offering a 5 year Medicine course as of 2017. The following outlines their entry requirements, though it is difficult to give any exact details beyond what is available on their applications page and admissions guide.

    A total of 60 places are offered with an anticipated 180 interviews. Curtin hopes to admit 50% 'general', 25% rural, 20% equity, 5% Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, though they state that any unfilled spots for rural/equity/Indigenous places will be filled from the general pool.

    Overall requirements:
    ATAR: A minimum 95 cut-off is posted, though it is likely to be 97+. A predicted ATAR is required before 30th October
    GPA: No details as of yet re: GPA requirements or pre-requisites. The application guide describes a minimum ATAR of 92 so it is possible there is either an ATAR cutoff OR a ATAR/GPA combined score.
    UMAT: Minimum 50-50-50 for S1-S2-S3
    Subjects: Chemistry & English
    Interview: Absolutely zero details about what the interview entails at this point other than stating it is a Multiple Mini Interview. The application guide states they will offer 180 interviews.

    Rankings for Interview:
    School leavers: Predicted ATAR + UMAT
    Non-Standards: Minimum ATAR of 92/GPA + UMAT. The application guide states they will use a 'notional ATAR' for ranking non-standard applicants but I don't know what this means in that context.

    Rankings for Offers:
    ATAR/GPA - 40% - UMAT - 20% - Interview 40%
    Rural and Indigenous applicants are placed in a seperate pool for ranking.

    Due Dates:
    Rural & Equity:
    A form is available here. Due date is 30th September. Curtin states they use the Modified Monash Scale (3-7) for school leavers that have lived in a rural area for 5 years consecutively or 10 years cumulatively in total since starting primary school.

    Predicted ATAR:
    A form is available here. It must be submitted to Curtin by the 14th October, 5:00PM (N.B. This does not state whether it must be mailed by that date or whether it must be received by then.)

    Interview:
    January 2017 is given as the month - no specific details presently re: actual interview dates.

    There is significantly more information apparently available in this video, if someone is willing to watch it & post a summary that would be fantastic! I will try to get to it before the end of the week otherwise.

     
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    drpkjr New Member

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    Hi I was wondering if any ofyone has heard how the current Med students at Curtin are finding the program? Any pros or cons to consider?
     
  3. Katherine

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    Hi,

    Just seeing if by any chance anyone knows the data for a non standard student that was accepted into the medicine course at curtin in 2017, so their UMAT and GPA.

    Thank you!
     
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  4. A1

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    I remember seeing one not-so-high who got a Curtin place, something like GPA 6 and sub-90 UMAT but it's not shown in the collated data. Will post again if I find it.
     
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    Katherine did you end up noticing any other non-standard applicants?
     
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    Did you end up finding any non-standard curtin applicants by chance A1?
     
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  8. Chris123

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    Hi everyone

    I'm trying to determine my chances of an interview at Curtin??
    I finished my uni degree 10 years ago. Distinction average
    UMAT score:
    S1- 55
    S2- 67
    S3- 50
    Percentile- 82

    Thanks
     
  9. Ruffle

    Ruffle Admissions Helper Moderator

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    You meet the minimum academic requirement for a Bachelors degree (distinction average) and last year there was a non-standard who received an interview with a UMAT of 78, so you should get an interview. :)

    Good luck!
     
  10. lillysayse

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    Hi everyone,

    Any other non-standards hoping for a Curtin interview? Can see a couple in this thread already :)

    Long wait!
     
  11. MamoJamho

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    Does anyone have any idea when Curtin will be releasing first round interview offers? First round interviews will be held between 29-30 November yet it seems there hasn't been news about interviews offers.
     
  12. LMG!

    LMG! Moderator (UTAS MBBS) Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018

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    From the website:
    "Late November Top ranked applicants are invited to attend a Multi
    Mini Interview (First Round)"

    Last year it was the 22nd.
     
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    Dr Dent I find your lack of faith disturbing Newbie of the Year 2018

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    Does anyone know when interstate applicants are invited for Curtin med interviews?
     
  14. lillysayse

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    Interstate is in January.
     
  15. MamoJamho

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    Can anyone who has done an interview at curtin share their experience?
     
  16. Ruffle

    Ruffle Admissions Helper Moderator

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    All who interviewed at Curtin have signed a confidentiality agreement, so unfortunately can't help you there.
     
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    I didn't personally interview at Curtin, but I've heard from someone who did interview there last year that it was very ethical/discussion based, a lot of stations were about current issues in the healthcare system and sharing opinions and such. Though I can't exactly comment on the accuracy, so take it with a grain of salt perhaps! Also, apparently Curtin is new to the MMI system, so this could very likely change with interviews this year.
     
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    Can anyone who did last year's curtin interview please pm me? I did it last year but want to recap what questions I got as I have curtin again this year. You won't be breaking confidentiality agreement :)

    Would be really really appreciated!!
     
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    namida mso-wesome

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    Hi everyone!
    I was just wondering whether any interstate applicants have received an interview invitation yet from Curtin University? If so, will it be possible for you to please post your ATAR and UMAT score?
    Thank you!

    P.S. - Just called them and they said that tomorrow is the last day that they will be sending out interview invitations.
     
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    Seems like the requirements have changed this year. I know of friends with ~98 ATAR and 80s UMAT last year who got a place offer last year, yet I haven't heard of anything yet.
     
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