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Snuffbox

The Thinker
When I was in Year 12, there was a careers day and a representative from Monash was there, so I asked her about getting in to med. She scared the crap out of me when she said that nearly everyone there had a UAI of 99.9+

NOT TRUE.

Monash's emphasis is on interview. My friend with 99%ile UMAT and 99.65 UAI did not get an unbonded place. Whilst the other two scores are vital in scoring the interview, a great interview will go a long way. I've heard people say that it's no kept secret that interview is 50%, UMAT 25% and UAI 25%, but that is debatable.
 

Earl

New Member
THIS YEAR "MONASH MEDICINE HAD HIGHEST PARTICIPANTS

2300 STUDENTS HAVE MONASH MEDICINE AS FIRST PREFERANCE.

THIS MEANS ONLY ONLY THING.

99% or better IN VCE

98% IN UMAT

and SOLID INTERVIEW

Else no chance.

(Remeber out of around 300 sheets only around 200 are avalialble, Also there will be heaps of students from Interstate with 99% score. So any one with less than 99% VCE Plus less than 98% in UMAT Scores,CHANCES ARE EXCEPTIONALLY LOW)
I really don't mean to be rude or inconsiderate, but this is entirely unsubstantiated!
The interview is worth 50% thus someone with an ATAR of 99 could still come out lowering on the ranking than someone with with an ATAR of 96 but amazing interview.
 

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vexx

Regular Member
According to Monash lecturer for medicine, the weightings are now 1:1:1 with the interview:umat:ATAR
but umat of course weights the most anyway considering it determines your interview..

And then median ENTER last year was ~99.35
It was around there, i kind of forgot if it might have been 99.25-99.35
but around there with quite a few who obtained the perfect ATAR.
 

BigBrother

New Member
The ranking or reputation just shouldn't even factor into the equation when applying for a course. Prestige has no bearing on the enjoyment of a course, nor on future job prospects. In Australia, it's about what you study, not where you go. It's true that Monash is ranked highly for the sciences, mostly because of our facilities and huge research capacity, but this is completely irrelevant for a medical applicant. Just don't even think about reputation, especially when it's based on hearsay and what someone believes about a particular course.
Lumos, I didn't realise that you do MBBS in MONASH! Can you tell me the Monash advantages please. For an Interstater like me, it will be a good 'Intro' - to work towards for next year!
 

miss_universe

muse.
Emeritus
Lumos, I didn't realise that you do MBBS in MONASH! Can you tell me the Monash advantages please. For an Interstater like me, it will be a good 'Intro' - to work towards for next year!
This is an Adelaide offers thread, so I might move your post to an appropriate thread..
 

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lumos

Regular Member
Lumos, I didn't realise that you do MBBS in MONASH! Can you tell me the Monash advantages please. For an Interstater like me, it will be a good 'Intro' - to work towards for next year!
Haha I'd be happy to, mate.

Basically there are heaps of advantages to Monash in my opinion. I love the course and the university; it's a pretty great place to study. I've written some of my favourite things about it, and ask any question you want.

- Socially, I have found Monash to be fantastic. I love it. Monash Clayton is a huge campus, with tens of thousands of students there every day, so there are always things going on. I didn't really know anyone coming in and now I have a great and extremely close group of friends. Most of us met at the first med O-Week party and now we hang out every lunchtime and go out every weekend. Med has heaps of events, and we are all really close within the preclin crew.

- The facilities are pretty extensive. While we don't have the old limestone buildings like Melbourne, Monash generally has great rooms and equipment, with a huuuuge research capacity. A lot of this won't be relevant to a new med student, since you'll mostly just use the tute rooms, lecture theatres and anatomy labs, but even those are pretty nice, newly renovated and fairly modern.

- The location in Clayton is kind of the butt of everyone's jokes (if you're not from Victoria, Clayton is about 20-25 minutes away from the city, but feels like it's kind of in the middle of nowhere, and Monash takes up almost the whole suburb), but I really like it. Not only is our campus pretty spread out since we're not lacking in space being away from the city, but the fact that there's not much else around us forces everyone to actually eat lunch on campus! Together! Not going to other cafes around the place! Plus it's in Melbourne, the greatest city in the world as far as I'm concerned.

- It's only five years as opposed to six at most places, which I really like. It means that we condense the preclinical years into less time and get into the hospitals for placements pretty early. And we get to be doctors sooner.....

- For the most part, the course is written really well and is a well-rounded, informative syllabus. Apart from the fact that we waste what feels like a million years studying wellbeing and mindfulness for multiple hours a week, I like the course. A lot of it is self-directed, especially anatomy, and we do rush through things pretty fast, but the course is generally really great.

- Our med society, MUMUS, is really well-organised and active. It's a very professional organisation that works all the time to organise good stuff for the meddles. We have a fantastic med revue, an inter-year sports festival, great parties (especially med ball and booze cruises), a choir, an orchestra, all organised through MUMUS. All sorts of things. They're really great. Plus the students on the committee are really nice and fun, and very approachable.

- Study help within med is great. Our student society organises revision lectures, study groups, case nights, clinical skills nights, first aid courses and notes/textbook exchanges. We also have great study groups (especially first and second year ones), which are extremely helpful. However, there are some minor problems.

- Free barbecues.

- Free pancakes.

- Cheap Boost juices.

- Cheap drinks at the campus bar.

- Good coffee if you know where to find it.
 

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