Is it just me, or are all the easiest med schools in Australia to get into located in Queensland? Suppose you did badly on the UMAT. Your three best options at this point are: JCU; doesn't look at UMAT, significant emphasis on application/interview, Griffith/USC; 99.65ish is the lowest ATAR cutoff out of all unis that purely admit based on ATAR, and potentially even lower for USC, and Bond; anyone with a 97+ ATAR and the $$$ has a fighting chance given 1/2 interview to place ratio. Probably also has the worst applicant pool out of any med school. All of the above are located in Queensland. Suppose you did well on the UMAT (>90th percentile ish). Your best option would be UQ, as it would only require a 99+ ATAR and no interview. It's even easier if you did the highest level of maths at school (which a lot of med applicants do) as you'd get two bonus ATAR points, lowering the cutoff to 97. Obviously, UQ is also located in Queensland. So regardless of the situation you're in, your best shot at a med school is likely to be located in Queensland. Why is it the case that Queensland just happens to have so many med schools that are comparatively easier to get into relative to other states? Surely it's not because their local applicants are a tad dimmer than the rest of the country???