Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We encourage applicants to contact the School of Medicine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support office to discuss your interest in applying.

You can reach the School office direct via email at atsifuturedoctors@westernsydney.edu.au or call  0246 203 600.

 

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How to apply

1. Meet the minimum academic requirements

Applicants must have completed the NSW HSC or Tertiary equivalent. 

2. Lodge an Application with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), and include:

UAC Code 725505 – Doctor of Medicine.

Please see the UAC Guide or UAC website for more information.

3. Complete the School of Medicine MD online registration form

Complete the online MD registration form below. Applications open 1 August 2019 and must be submitted to the University by Midnight AEST 30 September 2019. Late applications will not be considered. 

4. Provide the following Supporting Documentation

Confirmation of Aboriginality and Torres Strait Islander Identity

You will be required to provide the following documents prior to attending an Interview with the School of Medicine.  Certified copies of these documents can be lodged in person to any Campus Student Centre or if you are unable to lodge in person; certified copies can be mailed to:

Admissions Unit

Western Sydney University

Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751

Step 1- Statutory Declaration Self Declaration (original or certified copy)

The Statutory Declaration Step 1 is a compulsory Self-Declaration. The Statutory Declaration Step 1 section must be completed by the applicant and witnessed by an approved witness.  

Step 2- Community Confirmation Statutory Declaration or existing Community Confirmation or equivalent (original or certified copy)

The Statutory Declaration Step 2 is a Community Confirmation. All applicants are required to either complete Step 2 or provide a certified copy of their existing Confirmation of Aboriginality (or equivalent) in conjunction with the completed Self Declaration in Step 1.

Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity Statutory Declaration

If you are experiencing problems submitting these documents, please contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support office within the School of Medicine at atsifuturedoctors@westernsydney.edu.au or call 0246 203 600.

5. Attend Interview

Interviews are held in early November.

If you are invited to an interview, there will generally be questions about motivation, educational experience and aspirations, though the most important criterion is your passion and desire to become a doctor.

Applicants will need to provide supporting documentation such as a transcript of academic records, resumes and other documents of community involvement.

The structured panel below will take all these factors into account when making an offer.

The panel consists of: 

  • The Dean
  • Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • An Academic
  • A Community Member

6. Meet Inherent Requirements

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

 

 

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"Without a doubt the most exciting part of studying Medicine at WSU is how early on in the course you are immersed into clinical life."

— Albert Vu. Undergraduate Medicine.

Got questions?

For further information, contact School of Medicine via phone or email.