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Guide: Choosing Between Multiple Offers for Medicine/Dentistry

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TKAO

oowah!
Valued Member
What is better from utas, jmp and uws if location doesn't matter? Thanks
If you haven't even been offered at these places yet why ask? The likelihood of you being able to get a UTAS offer as an interstater (which I'm assuming you are) is tiny, and JMP and WSU are exactly walks in the park either...

You probably need to provide a little information about yourself before we can even realistically give you a little bit of advice. Have a look at the UCAT results discussion to see what sorts of advice we can give to you right now since offers haven't come out yet :)
 

ucatboy

Regular Member
Valued Member
If you haven't even been offered at these places yet why ask? The likelihood of you being able to get a UTAS offer as an interstater (which I'm assuming you are) is tiny, and JMP and WSU are exactly walks in the park either...
Can confirm, couldn't clutch a UTas offer last year 😥

JMP and WSU are 100% and 75% interview respectively, so there's absolutely no guarantee or certainty you'll get place offers there either.
 

Crow

Staff
Moderator
What is better from utas, jmp and uws if location doesn't matter? Thanks
As per above, it's impossible for us to answer questions like this when you provide no information about your considerations in making the decision.
 

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vw03

Lurker
say I do get offers from all 3, which is very unlikely I know, and the location isn't a factor, how would you rank the 3 unis. Is there anything big that differentiates these 3 unis, for example, is it harder to specialise if I'm in utas because there aren't any specialty programs in Tasmania? Will I have to move if I want a specific specialty? And is it easier to get internships in one uni compared to the other?
 

Crow

Staff
Moderator
say I do get offers from all 3, which is very unlikely I know, and the location isn't a factor, how would you rank the 3 unis. Is there anything big that differentiates these 3 unis, for example, is it harder to specialise if I'm in utas because there aren't any specialty programs in Tasmania? Will I have to move if I want a specific specialty? And is it easier to get internships in one uni compared to the other?
The uni you graduate from isn't going to affect your chances of getting into a specialty program. You may have to move if you want to move into a specific specialty, which could be the case in literally any state that you graduate or work in - that's just the nature of competing for sought after positions as a doctor in Australia.

You're guaranteed an internship if you're in a CSP at any university, but each state has their own allocation system - most use a random ballot system. You should choose the uni based on where you are willing to live for the 5+ years of your degree and probably more importantly, the state in which you want to work after graduating (hint: you will get an internship in the state you graduate from but interstate internships are harder to get and not guaranteed). I'll also add the caveat that internship priority categories are state-decided and are subject to change every year, so you can only use the current priority lists as a guide only. In 5 years time they will more than likely have changed in one way or another.
 

ucatboy

Regular Member
Valued Member
And is it easier to get internships in one uni compared to the other?
Pree sure internships are guaranteed for all domestic medical school graduates here in Australia.. You might wanna do some more research into stuff like this.
 

Crow

Staff
Moderator
Pree sure internships are guaranteed for all domestic medical school graduates here in Australia
Close - the COAG agreement guarantees CSP graduates an intership, but not domestic FFP graduates. We are yet to see an FFP graduate miss out on an internship, though, but as graduate numbers continue to increase it could be a future possibility.

Definitely agree that doing some background research into specialisation and internship allocation is well advised prior to jumping into the thick of things and selecting preferences!
 

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A1

Admissions Speculator
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We are yet to see an FFP graduate miss out on an internship, though, but as graduate numbers continue to increase it could be a future possibility.
I guarantee it'll be 100 years before we see domestic FFP grads not getting an internship.

Reasoning : No state gov would be politically naive enough to internship prioritise int'l FFPs over domestic FFPs. Which means if some domestic FFPs miss out then virtually all int'l FFPs would miss out. When the words spread out no int'l grad in Aus gets an internship at all they stop coming and our med schools go bankrupt.
 

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