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UTAS MBBS: Entry Information and Discussion

John99

New Member
Hi !

I am currently considering other pathways to medicine. I received an offer to study BMedRes at UTAS commencing this year and am hoping to do Med in UTAS the following year. I heard that as a student of BMedRes, I can apply for Med and they'll consider my GPA etc at the end of yr 1 for entry the following yr. I was wondering, what are the overall chances of getting into Med based on GPA of 1st yr in UTAS? And how many places are generally given to students who are going through this pathway? Plus, in general, how BMedRes is as a degree (difficulty level etc ) .

Thanks :)))
Based on this year, your chances are zero. It appears they did not offer any BMedRes non-rural places this year.
 

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Whynot101

WSU MD I
Hi !

I am currently considering other pathways to medicine. I received an offer to study BMedRes at UTAS commencing this year and am hoping to do Med in UTAS the following year. I heard that as a student of BMedRes, I can apply for Med and they'll consider my GPA etc at the end of yr 1 for entry the following yr. I was wondering, what are the overall chances of getting into Med based on GPA of 1st yr in UTAS? And how many places are generally given to students who are going through this pathway? Plus, in general, how BMedRes is as a degree (difficulty level etc ) .

Thanks :)))
Hi Lollipop

What John said based on the information I received seems to be accurate for this year, there has been no non-rural applicants accepted through the pathway no matter how high the UMAT and WAM/GPA (see my post in common pitfalls), but that doesn't mean it will be the case for the future. But based on current information chances are very low and there are no set number of places.
After if you are looking at doing a biomed degree (you should read the common pitfall page first) then by all means I thought first year was excellent, the units were good, the academics on point and the unit generally was great. If you are looking at applying as a non standard for med (WSU,JMP, UTAS, UNSW, JCU) then doing the UTAS degree is not a bad idea because it opens one more door then doing any other degree (hopefully), I got into WSU this year after first year BMedRes and I know of at least a couple others who got into WSU and UNSW.
Of course one would argue that I would have got in WSU regardless of what degree I did this year since its based on UMAT and Interview, but who knows?
Overall you have been informed, now you have to choose (the hard part) best of luck with your studies!

Also doing BMedRes first year lets you transfer into Laboratory Medicine in Launceston directly into second year if Med didn't work out after first year and that's a good degree ( read accredited). You can also do first year BMedRes from Launceston too.

Lastly most of Tasmania (check individual schools, locations etc) will give you rural years, so not the 5 years, but if you did 3.5 years LabMed and then worked and/or honours for 1.5 years you'd be good for postgrad med as a rural applicant.
 

lottodo

New Member
When you apply for University of Tasmaina what are the medicine courses that we should put:
1. Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M3N)
2. Bachelor of Medical research

Is the completion of second course gives guaranteed access to Med ? or should we select Honours.

Bit confused. Can someone help. Thanks
 

LMG!

Moderator
Admodistrator
When you apply for University of Tasmaina what are the medicine courses that we should put:
1. Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M3N)
2. Bachelor of Medical research

Is the completion of second course gives guaranteed access to Med ? or should we select Honours.

Bit confused. Can someone help. Thanks
The only medicine course is the MBBS. The other course you’ve listed is an entirely different degree (BMedRes) and definitely doesn’t give you guaranteed entry to Med.

Historically, there have been selected students invited to complete the BMedRes with guaranteed entry to Med, but it’s an invite only thing and not something you can apply to. And they’re scrapping it as a pathway to Med anyway.

You can’t select honours at all as a school leaver. You need to have a completed degree (or have done three years of the MBBS) for that.
 

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lottodo

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The only medicine course is the MBBS. The other course you’ve listed is an entirely different degree (BMedRes) and definitely doesn’t give you guaranteed entry to Med.

Historically, there have been selected students invited to complete the BMedRes with guaranteed entry to Med, but it’s an invite only thing and not something you can apply to. And they’re scrapping it as a pathway to Med anyway.

You can’t select honours at all as a school leaver. You need to have a completed degree (or have done three years of the MBBS) for that.
So I should only include Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M3N) in my application.

Then If I do not select for it they will invitefor BMedRes. Correct? So need to put it as a preference??
Also, when are they scrapping it?
Thanks
 

LMG!

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Admodistrator
So I should only include Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M3N) in my application.

Then If I do not select for it they will invitefor BMedRes. Correct? So need to put it as a preference??
Also, when are they scrapping it?
Thanks
You should put the courses you are interested in. If you’re only interested in medicine, then just put medicine.

The information about the guaranteed pathway is on the UTAS MBBS webpage so check it out there.
 

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REGULAR JOE

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You will need to contact UTAS admissions for this.
Hey LMG thanks for the reply
Im asking on the forum cause I contacted them 2 weeks ago and I still didnt get a reply. When I call them they say its a busy time and therea nothing they could do.
 

LMG!

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Admodistrator
Hey LMG thanks for the reply
Im asking on the forum cause I contacted them 2 weeks ago and I still didnt get a reply. When I call them they say its a busy time and therea nothing they could do.
Call them and ask to speak to medicine admissions specifically. We’ve had no one here report doing A levels and applying to UTAS in the three years I’ve been around so I don’t like your chances of getting updated info from the forum.
 

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plzlemmemed

New Member
Hi, what exactly are the entry requirements for UTAS medicine, am I right in my interpretation that there is no interview and that the ucat is merely a threshold, and so offers are made purely on atars?

If so, what atar would you consider competitive for an interstate applicant?

ty :)
 

Crow

Moderator Band
Moderator
Hi, what exactly are the entry requirements for UTAS medicine, am I right in my interpretation that there is no interview and that the ucat is merely a threshold, and so offers are made purely on atars?

If so, what atar would you consider competitive for an interstate applicant?

ty :)
That’s correct. Nobody can tell you what a competitive ATAR will be as UTAS have changed their admissions criteria quite a few times, and historically have made very few offers to interstate students (while last year they over-offered too many places to interstate students!) so it’s all very unpredictable. My guess would be that the ATAR cutoff for interstate students will be very high in the upcoming admissions cycle.
 

LMG!

Moderator
Admodistrator
Hi, what exactly are the entry requirements for UTAS medicine, am I right in my interpretation that there is no interview and that the ucat is merely a threshold, and so offers are made purely on atars?

If so, what atar would you consider competitive for an interstate applicant?

ty :)
That is what the current admissions guide says. If accurate (hint: the admissions guide has not always been so!) then, depending on the UCAT hurdle the ATAR requirement will be substantial. Say it’s 50th%ile (as indicated in the guide), there are very, very few places available for non-rural non-Tasmanians, so also take out the interview factor (you’re right there is none), then entry requirements will start to mirror those of non-UCAT/non-interview universities such as Griffith, where the ATAR requirement is 99.75ish. Add to that the fact that UTAS is direct entry (unlike Griffith) and it could even be more popular...

But this is all speculation...
 

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