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General Interview Discussion and Questions 2020 Entry

deena9999

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What do I need to know about indigenous people of Australia for my MMI interview, specifically with the University of Monash! Please help!
 

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Crow

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What do I need to know about indigenous people of Australia for my MMI interview, specifically with the University of Monash! Please help!
Monash has its applicants sign a NDA when they interview, so questions about the specific interview questions won’t be able to be answered.

I’d recommend you gain an understanding of the health disparities between First Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians, and the reasons behind these disparities. It’s really important to know regardless of whether it’s going to come up in an interview or not (and I’d argue those who don’t work in healthcare should have this understanding as well).

ETA: I’ve changed the thread name so any discussions and questions pertaining to the interviews for 2020 entry can go in here.
 

deena9999

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Monash has its applicants sign a NDA when they interview, so questions about the specific interview questions won’t be able to be answered.

I’d recommend you gain an understanding of the health disparities between First Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians, and the reasons behind these disparities. It’s really important to know regardless of whether it’s going to come up in an interview or not (and I’d argue those who don’t work in healthcare should have this understanding as well).

ETA: I’ve changed the thread name so any discussions and questions pertaining to the interviews for 2020 entry can go in here.
Thank you!!! Another question... If someone JUUSSTT reaches the minimum requirements, are they guaranteed an interview?
Also, when deciding if I qualify for a place, will they base it off just my interview, or combination of my interview and other academic achievements..? I'm a little scared because my ISAT was 171, and their requirements are 170, I'm afraid my ISAT's going to bring me down.
 

Crow

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Thank you!!! Another question... If someone JUUSSTT reaches the minimum requirements, are they guaranteed an interview?
Also, when deciding if I qualify for a place, will they base it off just my interview, or combination of my interview and other academic achievements..? I'm a little scared because my ISAT was 171, and their requirements are 170, I'm afraid my ISAT's going to bring me down.
Apologies, I didn’t realise you were an international applicant!

Admissions requirements - International

Selection into the medical course is based upon a combination of the applicant's ISAT academic studies and performance at a modified MMI (Multiple Mini Interview).
I’m not too familiar with the selection process for internationals, so am unsure on the weighting applied to each component, but if you receive an interview then you’re definitely in with a good shot of gaining entry to the course.

Good luck!
 

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deena9999

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Apologies, I didn’t realise you were an international applicant!

Admissions requirements - International



I’m not too familiar with the selection process for internationals, so am unsure on the weighting applied to each component, but if you receive an interview then you’re definitely in with a good shot of gaining entry to the course.

Good luck!
Haha its okay, sorry I should've mentioned I'm an international applicant.
Thank you!! (for the luck)
 

jessica20

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hey guys! i graduated last year with an ATAR of 99.35 and did my UCAT this year (currently on a gap year) my scores were 640/730/740/830, giving me a total of 2940, and my SJ was 675. i'll be applying to unsw, adelaide, wsu, jmp and utas, anyone have any idea of my chances at getting at interview at any of those?
 

Crow

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hey guys! i graduated last year with an ATAR of 99.35 and did my UCAT this year (currently on a gap year) my scores were 640/730/740/830, giving me a total of 2940, and my SJ was 675. i'll be applying to unsw, adelaide, wsu, jmp and utas, anyone have any idea of my chances at getting at interview at any of those?
If the UKCAT percentiles from 2018 are relatively close to the UCAT percentiles in 2019, your total UCAT score should place you well into the 90s %ile wise (according to this: Final UKCAT Scores 2018 - The Medic Portal), which would put you in a very good position for an interview at most unis. However, we don't know how all of the unis will use the UCAT score (i.e. some will give all/most weighting to specific sections), so until we have this information (as well as the 2019 percentiles) it will be difficult to predict your chances with any certainty. You should be very pleased with your scores though!

Is there any reason why you aren't applying to JCU/Curtin/UWA?
 

jessica20

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If the UKCAT percentiles from 2018 are relatively close to the UCAT percentiles in 2019, your total UCAT score should place you well into the 90s %ile wise (according to this: Final UKCAT Scores 2018 - The Medic Portal), which would put you in a very good position for an interview at most unis. However, we don't know how all of the unis will use the UCAT score (i.e. some will give all/most weighting to specific sections), so until we have this information (as well as the 2019 percentiles) it will be difficult to predict your chances with any certainty. You should be very pleased with your scores though!

Is there any reason why you aren't applying to JCU/Curtin/UWA?
thanks so much!! I will be applying to UWA, sorry i forgot to mention it! I didn't do chemistry for my HSC, and it's a prerequisite for Curtin and JCU so i can't apply to either :(
 

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Crow

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thanks so much!! I will be applying to UWA, sorry i forgot to mention it! I didn't do chemistry for my HSC, and it's a prerequisite for Curtin and JCU so i can't apply to either :(
Fair enough. I know for JCU there is a bridging course that you could complete to get the chemistry prerequisite covered if that's a feasible option for you? Can't hurt to send an email to the JCU and Curtin admissions teams if you'd be interested in doing that and see what they recommend?
 

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hey guys! i graduated last year with an ATAR of 99.35 and did my UCAT this year (currently on a gap year) my scores were 640/730/740/830, giving me a total of 2940, and my SJ was 675. i'll be applying to unsw, adelaide, wsu, jmp and utas, anyone have any idea of my chances at getting at interview at any of those?
Adding to Crow's reply, 99.35/2940 should get you an interview with every school that uses ATAR+UCAT (except maybe WSU if they happen to weight more heavily on your 640 marks).

Last year UTas made dozens of offers to interstate applicants with high UMAT. If they do the same this year you should get a place offer without needing an interview but beware UTas also requires Chem prereq. UTas does provide a summer bridging course for this, I believe you will need to show proof of enrolment to this course at time of submitting the med application. LMG! went through this process, send her a PM to ask for details.
 

jessica20

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Fair enough. I know for JCU there is a bridging course that you could complete to get the chemistry prerequisite covered if that's a feasible option for you? Can't hurt to send an email to the JCU and Curtin admissions teams if you'd be interested in doing that and see what they recommend?
Thank you! I spoke to Curtin but the guy on the phone said the only way to fulfil the prereq is to do it as a part of Health Sciences meaning I can't apply for med till 2021. I also called up JCU, and they said that I can do a bridging course at any uni close to me and let JCU know of my results by December 13, but she didn't know of any unis in Sydney that provide a Chem bridging course that would fulfil their requirements. Not sure if going to JCU and doing a bridging course there for a few months is worth it, considering i have fairly good chances of getting interviews at the other places I'm applying to.

Adding to Crow's reply, 99.35/2940 should get you an interview with every school that uses ATAR+UCAT (except maybe WSU if they happen to weight more heavily on your 640 marks).

Last year UTas made dozens of offers to interstate applicants with high UMAT. If they do the same this year you should get a place offer without needing an interview but beware UTas also requires Chem prereq. UTas does provide a summer bridging course for this, I believe you will need to show proof of enrolment to this course at time of submitting the med application. LMG! went through this process, send her a PM to ask for details.
Great, thanks very much for your help! Will do
 

Sooah

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Hello!
I'm a UNSW student. My academic result should be the range from credit to distiction and UCAT is 2880. Does anyone have any idea if I can get an interview from any Uni for Medicine & dentistry? Is my UCAT percentile over 90% when it's compared with UKCAT?
Thanks.
 

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MedDream2020

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Hello!
I'm a UNSW student. My academic result should be the range from credit to distiction and UCAT is 2880. Does anyone have any idea if I can get an interview from any Uni for Medicine & dentistry? Is my UCAT percentile over 90% when it's compared with UKCAT?
Thanks.
I think JMP will be the best shot as they only require a 4.7 gpa and interview offers are entirely based on UCAT aggregate. If you're finishing your degree this year then try curtin.
 

Sooah

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Thank you. Then.. Is my score safe to get an interview from JMP? I was invited to the JMP interview in 2017 but couldn't get in. Last year was so unlucky because of my section 2 score (UMAT 71 /49 / 60 - 89%). I hope to get the interview this year. 😅.
 

Crow

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Thank you. Then.. Is my score safe to get an interview from JMP?
yeah i think jmp will invite you again so better spend more time practising for the interview.
While I’m all for preparing for the interview as far in advance as possible (even before you know if you have one or not), as I’ve mentioned a few times, until we have the percentile curves and know exactly how the universities are going to use the UCAT scores in their admissions process, we really can’t make any accurate statements as to whether one’s score will be enough for an interview or not.
 

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123456....

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VR: 680
DM: 700
QR: 740
AR: 690
total: 2810

will this score plus a gpa of 7 give a chance of an interview at adelaide uni?
 

LMG!

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VR: 680
DM: 700
QR: 740
AR: 690
total: 2810

will this score plus a gpa of 7 give a chance of an interview at adelaide uni?
See above from Crow.

MODERATOR NOTE: Anymore requests of this nature will be moderated or we will end up with a thread of meaninglessness as people will have to re-post and re-ask when percentile curves come out.
 

lottodo

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Re Monash/UNSW interviews: If you have a good UCAT & ATAR what is the chance for a interstate student to get an interview. Do they have a quota for interstate students? Do you know approximately how many interstate students got in?
The reason I specifically ask about these two unis is they only let us know interview eligibility in mid January.
 

LMG!

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Re Monash/UNSW interviews: If you have a good UCAT & ATAR what is the chance for a interstate student to get an interview. Do they have a quota for interstate students? Do you know approximately how many interstate students got in?
The reason I specifically ask about these two unis is they only let us know interview eligibility in mid January.
While, yes, you do get a later interview for UNSW as an interstate student, you are not disadvantaged at all. However, I do believe there is preference of some kind given to Victorians for Monash interviews. You can look at our collated interview and offer data threads for more information.
 

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