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UWA Dentistry Entrance Information


Overview

Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
Type: Postgraduate – 4 years – Full Time
Campus: University of Western Australia
Course Code: 90860
Information:

Please note: the undergraduate B. Dental Science has been replaced by a postgraduate qualification, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). The DMD commences in 2013.

  • This means that all applicants will require at least a bachelor degree before commencing the DMD programme.
  • Postgraduate pathway is the same for international students and local students


Academic requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Required to meet the UWA English Competency Level (See appendix A)

Recommended subjects

  • Physics to year 12 level
  • Chemistry to first year university level (including completion of year 12 level chemistry)
  • Biology or Human Biology at first year university level


Intake per year

~50 places (25 from 2011 and 25 from 2012 admissions)

  • Includes subquotas from different pathways (School guaranteed, international students, Indigenous, OMP and rural)


Entry requirements

  • Completion of a UWA bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5
  • Suitable GAMSAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency (See appendix C)
  • Satisfactory completion of the Manual Dexterity and Spatial Awareness Tests (See appendix E)


How to apply
1. Complete or be in final year of undergraduate degree and obtain a GPA
2. Register for GAMSAT by 5.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 1 February 2012
3. Sit the GAMSAT on Saturday 24 March 2012.
4. Apply for DMD through the UWA Faculty Admissions Office by the 10 June 2011 or 1 June 2012.
5. Submit GAMSAT results by the 10[SUP]th[/SUP] June 2011.
6. Receive interview offer
7. Attend interview if you are offered (24th September – 1 October 2011)
8. Obtain offer (~Not sure of date)

GAMSAT

  • GAMSAT scores are valid for two years (so applicants lodging a 2011 application require a 2010 or 2011 GAMSAT score)
  • Applicants can sit the test from their last year of bachelor study
  • There are three sections of the test: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences (Section 1), Written Communication (Section 2), and Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences (Section 3)
  • Section 3 of the test is double weighted and assesses biology and chemistry to first year university level and physics to Australian year 12 level.
  • Applicants require minimum test scores of 50 in each of the three sections, and a minimum overall score of 50.


Interview offers

  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based equally on GAMSAT and GPA
  • Minimum GAMSAT scores will be required for consideration for interview offers.


Interviews

  • Interviews will be held in Perth within the period 24th September – 1 October 2011
  • Interviews are face to face and are NOT conducted over telephone or through video conferencing facilities
  • Information on the interview can be found in appendix D


Final ranking

  • Final ranking for non-rural applicants is based equally on GAMSAT, GPA and Interview score.
  • Final ranking for rural applicants is based equally on GAMSAT, GPA, Interview and a Rurality Ranking.


Alternative pathways


School leavers

Year 12 applicants can apply in 2011 through TISC. (Appendix B)

  • Need to apply by 30 September

Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in the DMD.

  • A place in the DMD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5.

Quota: 5 Applicants

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum ATAR of 99 or equivalent
  • Suitable UMAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency (See appendix A)


UMAT

  • UWA does not consider percentiles or the Overall UMAT score. Instead the sum of the three section scores is used. All three sections of the test are weighted equally.
  • The Faculty Admissions Office does not set benchmark UMAT thresholds (other than the requirement that applicants receive a section one percentile score of at least 20).
  • Instead, the last person invited for interview in their category ‘sets’ the UMAT threshold. The university does not release past thresholds.


Interview offers

  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the UMAT score
  • Does not consider percentiles or the Overall UMAT score.
  • Sum of the three section scores is used. All three sections of the test are weighted equally.


Interviews

  • WA applicants: held from 28 November – 10 December (meet the minimum UMAT requirement and also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement.)
  • Interstate applicants: held in mid-late January (meet the minimum UMAT and Academic requirements.)
  • WA applicants: held in mid-late January (who had met the minimum UMAT requirement and who were predicted to not meet the minimum academic requirement but subsequently did.)
  • More information of the interview can be found in appendix D

More information found in appendix C

International school leaver pathway

Quota: Up to 3 places available

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum ATAR of 96 or equivalent
  • Suitable ISAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency (See appendix A)
  • Satisfactory completion of the Manual Dexterity and Spatial Awareness Tests (See Appendix E)


Entrance Information

  • Applicants should apply through the International Centre by 30 June 2011
  • ISAT must be sat by 30 June 2011
  • ISAT results must be sent to the International Centre by 5 July 2011


ISAT

  • Must be sat by 30 June 2011
  • ISAT scores are valid for two years
  • Applicants must forward ISAT scores to the Faculty by 5 July
  • Applicants will need to be in at least the 25th percentile of each section of the test to be eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the ISAT score (with the condition that they also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement).
  • More information in appendix F


Other pathways


Indigenous pathway

Information: http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/apply-professional/indigenous-path

Outer Metropolitan Pathway (OMP)

Information: http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/apply-professional/domestic-school-path/omp

Rural pathway

http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/apply-professional/domestic-school-path/rural

Further information and course structure
http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/apply-professional/dmd-curriculum

Contact Information
Mrs Ginny Allan
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 8500
Email: meddentadmissions@uwa.edu.au

Appendix

A – English Competency Level

Applicants who complete the last two years of full-time (or equivalent) degree study in Australia will automatically meet this requirement.
More information:
http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/english

B – Tertiary Institutions Service Centre
Website: http://www.tisc.edu.au/static/home.tisc

C – Guaranteed pathway for school leavers
Through B. Arts, Science, etc.
http://www.tisc.edu.au/course/course.tisc?courseCode=UWDNT&printable=true
Through B. Philosophy:
http://www.tisc.edu.au/course/course.tisc?courseCode=UWPHD&printable=true

D – Interview information
http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/interviews

E – Manual dexterity and spatial awareness test
http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/apply-professional/manual-spatial-tests

F – ISAT

http://www.isat.acer.edu.au/