General Applicants

The Joint Program in Medicine provides an opportunity to pursue an exciting medical program to prepare you for practice in our community and across the globe.

A general applicant is someone who is either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

The UCAT threshold for interview selection is not determined by your overall UCAT score; individual sections may be subject to weighting.

Final offers are made on the basis of: 75% interview performance, 25% UCAT performance and meeting the relevant academic threshold.

Step 1 - Register and sit the UCAT ANZ

The University Clinical Aptitude Test Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) is a standardised test designed to assess your aptitude in cognitive and non-cognitive qualities associated with successful medical studies.

This test is used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical programmes. Applicants must register via the UCAT ANZ website.

NOTE: You must sit UCAT ANZ in the current application year. UCAT ANZ results from previous sittings will not be considered. Please ensure you use your UCAT ANZ candidate number in your UAC application (starts with ANZ).

More information including registration and dates can be found on the UCAT ANZ website.

Step 2 – Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

Submit your application through the Universities Admission Centre and include 725505 Doctor of Medicine as a preference. Applications open 1 August 2021 and close on 30 September 2021, late applications will not be accepted. 

You will be required to indicate a preference to study at either Western Sydney University or Charles Sturt University. Your University preference will be taken into consideration but is not guaranteed. If successful, only one offer (indicating the University of Enrolment) will be made into the MD Joint Program in Medicine.

Additions or changes to your Doctor of Medicine preference including the provision of supporting documentation will not be considered after applications have closed.

Step 3 - Multi-Mini-Station Interview (MMI) and Medical Admission Questionnaire

The purpose of our MMI is to assess non-cognitive qualities important to patients and communities, and which are best assessed in person, rather than through an online test.

If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to complete two brief statements in response to the Medical Admissions Questionnaire (MAQ). Your statement will be used to inform some interview questions.

Interviews will be held in November. All domestic General and REAS applicants will complete their interviews via video conferencing (Zoom). This involves the applicant being asked a series of questions; each question is asked by a separate interviewer in a separate interview station. Applicants will have approximately eight minutes to respond to the question before being moved onto the next interview station.

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, identification requirements, links and advice about how to access your online interview.

Interview Dates:

COVID Update: Please note interview dates have changed.

No other interviews will be offered.

Charles Sturt University             –       29th November - 3rd December 2021

Western Sydney University        –       29th November - 3rd December 2021

Where possible your interview location will be consistent with your preferred study location. The interview location will not determine the study location. Applicants will also be notified if they have not been selected for interview. Individual feedback on application outcome is not provided.

Step 4 - Meet the Academic Threshold

The University will only assess this criterion for applicants that participated in the MMI interview process (step 3).

This guide is for domestic applicants only and the University reserves the right to ascertain your equivalent score. These criteria are reviewed annually and the criteria published on 1 October each year will apply to your application.

This is not a complete list of qualifications that are accepted.

The University may deem qualifications not listed below to be equivalent and will consider these to meet the academic threshold.

Non Greater Western Sydney applicant
- Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (or equivalent) of 95.5.

Greater Western Sydney applicant
– Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (or equivalent) of 93.5.

Applicants with current or previous university study:

Applicants with current or previous university study will be assessed on their GPA. Applicants who have attempted or completed more than one tertiary qualification will be assessed based on the qualification with the highest GPA (minimum of 4 subjects or one semester equivalent full-time).  

Grade Point Averages (GPA) are on a 7 scale. If your GPA is calculated on a 4 scale, simply multiply your GPA by 1.75.

It is recommended applicants who are currently studying at university or have just completed studying at university, contact UAC to ensure their final academic results have been assessed. Universities have different dates as to when their students’ results are finalised.

No deferrals will be accepted for this course.

  • Equivalency: IB 38 or higher; OP1 to 3; GCE of A, A, A* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)
  • 1 semester or more but less than 1 year undergraduate (4-7 units) GPA = 6.4
  • 1 year or more but uncompleted undergraduate (8-23 units) GPA = 6.2
  • 3 years or more but uncompleted undergraduate (24 units or more) GPA = 5.5
  • Completed undergraduate degree GPA = 5.5
  • Completed undergraduate with Honours degree (Class 1, 2A, 2B and 2d) = no minimum GPA required
  • Completed Graduate Certificate = 6.5 
  • Completed Graduate Diploma = 6.2 
  • Completed Coursework Masters = 5.4  
  • Completed Research Masters = no minimum GPA required
  • Equivalency: IB 36 or higher; OP 1 to 4, GCE of A, A, A* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)
  • 1 semester or more but less than 1 year undergraduate (4-7 units) GPA = 6.1
  • 1 year or more but uncompleted undergraduate (8-23 units) GPA = 5.9
  • 3 years or more but uncompleted undergraduate (24 units or more) GPA = 5.2
  • Completed undergraduate degree GPA = 5.2
  • Completed undergraduate with Honours degree (Class 1, 2A, 2B and 2d) = no minimum GPA required
  • Completed Graduate Certificate = 6.0
  • Completed Graduate Diploma = 5.7
  • Completed Coursework Masters = 4.9 
  • Completed Research Masters = no minimum GPA required

Am I Greater Western Sydney eligible?

The University has a commitment to the Greater Western Sydney community in which it is located. To that end, a proportion of the interview places available for admission will be allocated to applicants from the Greater Western Sydney area.

Applicants who currently live in one of the areas defined as Greater Western Sydney for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to commencing the Doctor of Medicine are eligible to be considered for these places. Please check if your postcode is included.

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