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UWA Medicine Entrance Information

Overview
Course: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Type: Post-graduate – 4 years – Full Time
Campus: Perth, Western Australia
TISC code: School Leaver Pathways: UWPHM – via BPhil (Hons) and UWMED – via BA, BCom, BDes, BSc

Pathways
There are 2 pathways available:

  • School leaver (4 streams: Assured Pathway (High Academic Achievement), Indigenous Pathway, Outer Metropolitan Pathway and Rural Pathway)
  • Graduate.

School Leaver

  • Year 12 applicants can apply through TISC
  • Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in the MD
  • A place in the MD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5
  • This pathway will take 7 years if undertaking BA, BCom, BDes or BSc undergraduate degree and 8 years if undertaking BPhil (Hons).

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite subjects, other than meeting the English Competency Level, but Year 12 Physics and Chemistry are recommended.

Assured Pathway (High Academic Achievement)
Quota

  • Approximately 40 places available
  • It is proposed that there will be no Bonded Medical Places (BMP) within this pathway.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum ATAR of 99 or equivalent
  • Suitable UMAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency.

UMAT
UWA does not consider percentiles or Overall UMAT score – instead the sum of the 3 section scores is used. All 3 sections are weighted equally.

Interview

  • Applicants are shortlisted for an interview on the basis of their UMAT score (with the condition that they also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement)
  • Interview offers sent out in November for WA applicants, and early-mid December for interstate applicants
  • Interviews are conducted between 28 November – 10 December for WA applicants who meet the minimum UMAT requirements and also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement (predicted ATAR 99+)
  • 2nd Round Interviews in mid-late January for WA applicants who had met the min. UMAT requirement and who were predicted to not meet the minimum academic requirement but subsequently did AND for Interstate applicants who meet the minimum UMAT and 99+ ATAR
  • Interviews are face to face and are NOT conducted over telephone or through video conferencing facilities. All domestic interviews are held in Perth
  • For more information on interviews, go here http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/interviews.

English Language Competency

  • To be eligible for admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate-coursework program, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language
  • For more information, go here http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/english.

Application Process
1. Register to sit UMAT. Registrations open in April each year and close in June. The test is held in July each year. Applicants register to sit the test via ACER (www.acer.edu.au/umat)
2. Apply through TISC by 30 September 2012.

Indigenous Pathway
Quota
Up to 10% of places through the school leaver pathway are available to Indigenous applicants to medicine.

Application Process
1. Applicants apply directly through the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
2. Additionally, applicants have the opportunity to apply via the school leaver and standard entry (graduate) pathways.

Outer Metropolitan Pathway
Only available to domestic students studying at selected Perth schools.

Quota
Approximately 12 places, including Bonded Medical Places (BMP) [25% of all places will be allocated BMPs].

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum ATAR of 96 or equivalent
  • Suitable UMAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency

For more details on the interview and English Language Competency, see the Assured Pathway (High Academic Achievement) above.

Application Process
1. Register to sit UMAT. Registrations open in April each year and close in June. The test is held in July each year. Applicants register to sit the test via ACER (www.acer.edu.au/umat)
2. Apply through TISC by 30 September 2012.

Rural Pathway
You are eligible for consideration as a rural applicant if your principal home address has been in an Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA 2-5) for a minimum period of five years (consecutive or cumulative) from commencement of primary school. More information about the ASGC-RA system here.

Quota
Approximately 30 places available including BMPs [25% of all places will be allocated BMPs].

Entry requirements

  • Submission of the Rural Eligibility form (http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/?a=1793507)
  • Minimum ATAR of 96 or equivalent
  • Suitable UMAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency
  • A rurality score will be calculated based on the location of the applicant’s secondary school for each of the 5 years of secondary education. The score uses the Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA)
  • Final ranking is based on ATAR, UMAT, Interview and Rurality score in the ratio 30:15:30:25 respectively.

Application Process
1. Register to sit UMAT. Registrations open in April each year and close in June. The test is held in July each year. Applicants register to sit the test via ACER (www.acer.edu.au/umat)
2. Apply through TISC by 28 September 2012
3. Submit the Rural Eligibility form to the Faculty by 28 September 2012.

Graduate Entry

  • This pathway is available to both Domestic and International Applicants
  • There are several sub quotas available: Indigenous Entry, Outer Metropolitan Entry, Rural Entry
  • Applicants apply for the MD in 2012 and/or 2013 for 2014 entry
  • This is a new program and information about specific course cutoffs or places are not yet available.

Domestic Applicants
Non-rural applicants
Quota

  • Approximately 100 places available in each of 2012 and 2013 admissions cycles (leading to a 2014 starting cohort of ~200)
  • Includes Indigenous Entry, Outer Metropolitan Entry and Rural Entry sub-quotas.

Application Process
Applicants will be advised of the application process closer to the application time.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 5.5 (weighted average of approx. 65%)
  • Minimum GAMSAT score of 50 overall and 50 in each section
  • Structured interview
  • Final ranking based equally on GAMSAT, GPA and Interview.

Indigenous Entry
Quota
Up to 10% of places through the graduate entry pathway are available to Indigenous applicants.

Application Process
1. Applicants apply directly through the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)

Outer Metropolitan Entry (OME)
Available to domestic students who undertook secondary level education at selected Perth schools.

Quota
Approx 8 places available including BMPs [25% of all places will be allocated BMPs].

Entry Requirements

  • Completed UWA Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5
  • Suitable GAMSAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency
  • Final ranking for OME places to the MD is based equally on GAMSAT, GPA and interview.

For more details on the interview and English Language Competency, see the Assured Pathway (High Academic Achievement) above.

Application Process

  • Applications are handled through the Faculty Admissions Office
  • Applications close date: June 2012 (exact date TBA).

Rural Entry
Eligible for consideration as a rural applicant if your principal home address has been in an Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA 2-5) for a minimum period of five years (consecutive or cumulative) from commencement of primary school. More information about the ASGC-RA system here.

Quota
Approximately 20 places available including BMPs [25% of all places will be allocated BMPs].

Entry Requirements

Application Process

International Applicants
Quota
Up to 15 places available for 2014 entry.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 5.5 (weighted average of approx. 65%)
  • Minimum GAMSAT score of 50 overall and 50 in each section OR MCAT with 8 (Verbal Reasoning), 8 (Physical Sciences), M (Writing Sample), 8 (Physical Sciences)
  • Structured interview
  • Final ranking for the MD is based equally on GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA and Interview.

Application Process

  • Applications for the MD are handled directly by the UWA International Centre. Applications close in June (exact date TBA)
  • GAMSAT and/or MCAT results are required to be sent to the International Centre by June (exact date TBA).

Contact Information
Postal address
The University of Western Australia (M501)
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009

Course enquiries
Mrs Ginny Allan
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 8500
Email: ginny.allan@uwa.edu.au

Admissions enquiries
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 4646
Email: meddentadmissions@uwa.edu.au
Office hours: 9am to 5pm (AWST)

Links
UWA website
http://www.uwa.edu.au/

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Website
http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/

Other Admission Information
http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/apply-professional