I believe the poster is referring to the increase in Curtin medical places that are going to occur over the next few years:Why are you pretty sure of that?
Since you're going to be applying for entry in 2021 (as your profile states you are currently in year 11), and as there are currently 90 for 2020 entry, there is going to be 100 domestic places for your entry cohort in 2021 as there is an increase of 10 domestic places per year over 5 years.
Curtin's first intake was 2017 right? In that year's Guide there was a table showing 50 places then increasing by 10 a year until 100. If that held true then 70 in 2019, 80 in 2020.
Have you contacted Curtin medicine admissions directly and asked for advice?Greetings fellow aspiring medlings! After extensive thorough but unsuccessful searching I've been unable to find the answer to an important question, so I'm turning to you fine young people in hope..
I'm desperately looking for some form of course to satisfy Curtin Medical School's chemistry prerequisite, namely: "Chemistry ATAR or equivalent" (https://s26475.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/mbbs-admissions-guide-jul-2018v1.pdf)
I emphasise the "or equivalent" because it's already well past the SCSA's census date and I therefore cannot possibly enrol in an actual chemistry ATAR course (eg. with an adult education provider). Certainly not in WA, anyway.
This is for entry as a Curtin Course Switcher in 2020, therefore:
- Completing Curtin's introductory and biological chem units CHEM1003 + CHEM1005 is not possible as one is the prerequisite for the other; the relevant department at Curtin cannot grant a requisite waiver (even for someone who has passed three GAMSATs and even dabbled in tutoring general and organic chem); and the units cannot be taken concurrently (and there's only one semester remaining in 2019.
- ATAR Chemistry itself, at least insofar as WA schools are concerned, is impossible due to the above mentioned census date.
- Because it's already May, it has to be either self-paced or have a mandatory minimum completion time/floor no greater than ~six months.
- UniLearn's Chemistry course (https://www.open.edu.au/subjects/unilearn-chemistry-unl-unl21) is no-go because Curtin Medical School does not accept it.
Has anyone here taken a non-school and non-Curtin Chem (the CHEM1003 + CHEM1005 approach) pathway to satisfying Curtin's chemistry prerequisite?
Has anyone here successfully done something similar to satisfy a different med school's chem prerequisite?
Any ideas where I should look for courses? (other than Curtin Medical School, who can't help me).
What do people in your state normally do when they need to meet a prerequisite that's equivalent to ATAR/HSC/whatever other acronym you use?
Thanks in advance! <3
Yessir I have - that's what I was alluding to when I said that Curtin "can't help me"Have you contacted Curtin medicine admissions directly and asked for advice?
I was in this position when applying to UTAS MBBS. My high school chemistry had ‘expired’ and I needed to re-do it. UTAS offered a Foundation Chemistry unit that was deemed equivalent to Yr 12 chemistry and that Medicine admissions accepted. It was also offered via summer school and was 99% online, which made it very accessible. It was also fee free, which made it even more appealing.
UTAS Medicine admissions gave me all this information, which is why I wondered whether you’d contacted Curtin.
I found this JCU CH1020 that hopefully meets Curtin's requirementAny ideas where I should look for courses? (other than Curtin Medical School, who can't help me).
Chemistry Foundation Unit (KRA001) - Courses & Units - University of Tasmania, AustraliaYessir I have - that's what I was alluding to when I said that Curtin "can't help me"
That UTAS unit you did - do you know whether it now appears on your transcript? Because Curtin's admissions guide states that Curtin Course Switchers (me) cannot have a "tertiary record" from any other institution, which I'm led to believe means you can't have done any formal units elsewhere (whereas bridging style courses etc would be OK).
If you have a link to the UTAS unit handy I'll pass it on to Curtin for review if it approximates their own units' learning outcomes closely enough.