Doctor of Medicine applicants

Applications for the 2021 intake will open 1 August 2020 and close Midnight AEST 30 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Changes to MMI Interview process for 2021 entry for General and Rural Admission Scheme Applicants (REAS)

The Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) is still an entry requirement for the MD in 2021 however due to the restrictions in place to control the COVID-19 pandemic, all domestic General and REAS applicants will complete their interviews for 2021 entry via videoconferencing. 

The interview structure will remain the same in that each applicant will participate in a series of different 'stations'.

Each candidate will be required to answer the questions at each station.

Each station will have a different interviewer.

For those applicants who are invited to attend an interview, as part of the booking process you will be provided with further information, including technology and identification requirements, links and advice about how to access your interview.

ADDITIONAL MMI INTERVIEW UPDATE OCTOBER 2020:

JANUARY INTERSTATE INTERVIEW ROUND

Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia

We recognise the dates of our interviews clash with the Victorian VCE exams. As a result of that and other factors, the Joint Program in Medicine at WSU and CSU will now be holding interviews (via Zoom) for many of our INTERSTATE applicants in late January.  The dates will be advised on this page as soon as available. 

This will apply to REAS and other Domestic applicants from: Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.  Applicants from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will be offered interviews in the November interview period. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be contacted directly in relation to the scheduling of interviews.

The purpose of our admissions process is to identify students who will learn and thrive in the environments in which we teach and from which our medical students build their careers.

Medicine is a physically and mentally challenging profession where practitioners are often required to put the interest of their patients over their own.

The Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate degree which aims to help candidates develop necessary skills for practice of medicine.

Transfer requests

Are you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who is currently (or has previously been) enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent course, including combined medical degrees within Australia or New Zealand?  If yes, you must submit a Transfer Request directly to the School of Medicine. 

You are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MD Joint Program in Medicine via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded. 

If you have studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Applicant pathway or if you are an International Student who is currently (or has previously been) enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent course, you should apply via the Internal Applicant pathway.

Yes, I am a Transfer Request Applicant

Inherent Requirements

To support potential and current students' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the course requirements of the Western Sydney medical program for student admission and progression.

Inherent Requirements for Medicine

Medicine is a physically and mentally challenging profession where practitioners are often required to put the interest of their patients over their own. To support potential and current students' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the course requirements of the Western Sydney medical program for student admission and progression. 

Please ensure you read Inherent Requirements for Medicine prior to applying.

Teaching hospitals and travel requirements

The main hospitals for Western student clinical teaching are located in the Sydney area at Campbelltown, Blacktown and Mount Druitt, although students should expect they may attend clinical learning at other Sydney hospitals from Year 1 of the program.

Whilst there is a shuttle bus running between Campbelltown Campus and Campbelltown hospitals, you will need to use either private motor vehicle, public transport or car pooling to access other locations.

The main hospitals outside of the Sydney Metropolitan Area are Lismore and Bathurst, although clinical training at other rural hospitals may be required.

The School will consider special circumstances of students when allocating them to hospitals on rotation. However, we reserve the right to allocate students to hospitals that are not their first preference to ensure that students receive the highest possible quality of teaching. Applicants for entry into Western Sydney University Medicine must take this into consideration and be willing to undertake their training in a range of hospital and health care facilities.

Got questions?

If you have any questions or issues that are not covered on this website, please contact study@westernsydney.edu.au or call 1300 897 669.