General Applicants

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

Note:  Applicants who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in an Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent are not eligible to apply via this category - they must use the Transfer Request category.

  • Sit UCAT ANZ in the year of application;  (all applicants must sit UCAT including those with a partial or completed university degree) - GAMSAT is not accepted
  • Apply via UAC and include Western Sydney University Doctor of Medicine (MD) as one of the preferences.
  • Complete the online MD registration form below. Applications open 1 August 2019 and close Midnight AEST 30 September 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
  • If you are intending to enrol in the medical course at the School of Medicine you should look at the Medicine Inherent Requirements statements and think about whether you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements.

Admission criteria

Criteria 1 – Academic Rank

The below 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.

This is a guide 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.

  • 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 Honours degree = 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 Honours degree = 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

Criteria 2 - UCAT ANZ

From 2019, students must complete The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ). 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.

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

Applicants who meet both academic and UCAT ANZ thresholds are subsequently invited to interview. Final rankings for offers for the MD will be based on interview performance, plus UCAT ANZ scores (with a greater emphasis being on the interviews). 

Criteria 3 - Interview (MMI)

The interview is a Multi-station Mini Interview (MMI), and will be held between 25-29 November 2019. 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 asked to move to the next interview station.

1. Register for and sit the UCAT ANZ

Register and sit the UCAT ANZ in the year of application (all applicants must sit the UCAT ANZ including those with a partial or completed university degree), GAMSAT is not accepted.
UCAT ANZ has strict deadlines for registration and sitting the test.

For details about registration and dates for the UCAT ANZ please see the UCAT ANZ website, or contact ucat-anz@monash.edu.

2. Lodge an application with UAC

Lodge an application with the Universities Admissions Centre NSW and ACT (UAC), and include: 

UAC Code 725505 – Doctor of Medicine.

UAC have strict guidelines and dates for the lodgement of all applications; please see the UAC Guide or UAC website for more information.

3. Register directly to the School of Medicine

The MD registration form will be available online from 1 August 2019. Applicants who submit a registration form will receive an auto-confirmation, please keep this for your records.

Completed forms must be submitted by Midnight AEST 30 September 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

GWS definition

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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