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Lyyrre

Griffith BMedSci/MD
Hi LMG!

Thanks for the reply. So just to clarify, for the first question - no other university except USYD has this rule where once you start medicine elsewhere, you are no longer eligible to apply to the former medical school (e.g. USYD, which has this rule) anymore?

As for the second question. I will be applying for UNSW, WSU and JMP this year with my UCAT score.

However, I was moreso looking at the possibility of finishing my bachelors degree at Griffith first and then gaining post-graduate entry into USYD (I am sitting GAMSAT this and next year), and was more curious as to - for USYD specifically, if I don’t apply during the final year of my bachelors degree (say GAMSAT doesn’t meet threshold), I commence First Year MD at Griffith, will I still be eligible to resit GAMSAT and apply for MD at USYD during my first year study at Griffith? Given:

"You are ineligible to apply if:

You have previously applied unsuccessfully for admission to the MD at the University of Sydney and have commenced studies in postgraduate medicine at another University."
Because technically I didn’t “previously apply unsuccessful” before starting medicine at another university, so would I still be able to apply for USYD during first year MD at Griffith?

Sorry for all the confusion, there are just a number of factors at play here (not time) that makes post-grad USYD a more preferable pathway compared to UNSW, WSU or JMP, and so I was more curious about USYD post-grad application specifically.
 

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LMG!

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Hi LMG!

Thanks for the reply. So just to clarify, for the first question - no other university except USYD has this rule where once you start medicine elsewhere, you are no longer eligible to apply to the former medical school (e.g. USYD, which has this rule) anymore?

As for the second question. I will be applying for UNSW, WSU and JMP this year with my UCAT score.

However, I was moreso looking at the possibility of finishing my bachelors degree at Griffith first and then gaining post-graduate entry into USYD (I am sitting GAMSAT this and next year), and was more curious as to - for USYD specifically, if I don’t apply during the final year of my bachelors degree (say GAMSAT doesn’t meet threshold), I commence First Year MD at Griffith, will I still be eligible to resit GAMSAT and apply for MD at USYD during my first year study at Griffith? Given:



Because technically I didn’t “previously apply unsuccessful” before starting medicine at another university, so would I still be able to apply for USYD during first year MD at Griffith?

Sorry for all the confusion, there are just a number of factors at play here (not time) that makes post-grad USYD a more preferable pathway compared to UNSW, WSU or JMP, and so I was more curious about USYD post-grad application specifically.
I know it’s possible for UNDS, but have no idea for other grad-entry universities. Another thing you’ll need to find out is if USyd accept the 2 year provisional Med bachelors you do at Griffith for grad entry Med, not all universities do, I believe.
 

Lyyrre

Griffith BMedSci/MD
I know it’s possible for UNDS, but have no idea for other grad-entry universities. Another thing you’ll need to find out is if USyd accept the 2 year provisional Med bachelors you do at Griffith for grad entry Med, not all universities do, I believe.
Yep I’ve checked, we have had someone get an offer to USYD this year with the 2 years bachelors.
 

Crow

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I recall being asked on the GEMSAS application if I had ever been enrolled in a medical degree before (specifically as its own question, separate to the filling out educational background details), which suggests that at least some of the graduate entry schools have a problem with it.

Most graduate entry schools do accept accelerated degrees now, but I think several of them (not USYD or Melb) add the caveat that one must've completed the degree at the time of application, i.e. doing an accelerated degree won't save you any time from leaving school to graduating as a doctor.
 

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LMG!

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I recall being asked on the GEMSAS application if I had ever been enrolled in a medical degree before
Yeah, as you also know, the UNDS case was quite specific and required some hoop jumping, so it’s probably not a widely accepted course of action.
 

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