Doctor of Medicine

    • CRICOS Code: 071304G
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    Application process

    Domestic applicants (excluding Guaranteed Entry, Indigenous Pathway and Rural Pathway applicants) are required to apply through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admission System (GEMSAS).

    The GEMSAS Admissions Guide is available to download from the GEMSAS website.


    1. Fulfil the selection criteria for the MD course.
    2. Sit the GAMSAT*.
    3. Apply for entry into the MD course: Please submit your applications via Graduate Entry Medical Schools Application System (GEMSAS) and ensure that you have carefully read the GEMSAS Medicine/Dentistry Admissions Guide prior to submission.
    4. Perform a Multiple Mini Interview: Ordinarily Domestic applicants residing in Australia must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne in late September. In 2021, all interviews may be delivered via an online platform (TBC).
    5. Offers are made (conditional and non-conditional): Final results to be submitted. Offer conditions to be met.
    6. Note: Domestic applicants are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. New Zealand permanent residents are not domestic applicants and must apply as an International applicant.

    Selection dates

    Application dates are available here

    Other Pathways

    In addition to the standard pathway, the below pathway options are available to  eligible high-achieving students and students from dedicated priority groups:

    Guaranteed Entry Pathway

    All Chancellor’s Scholars (who entered their undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne with an ATAR of 99.90 or above) and Guaranteed Full Fee students (with an ATAR of 99.00+) who would like to be considered for the Doctor of Medicine 2022 intake must apply via their University of Melbourne Student Portal under the Application tab by Monday 31 May 2021 in order to be considered for a guaranteed place.

    Applicants will be invited to attend a Multi Mini Interview in late September 2021, provided they have applied via the above website, by the due date.

    Please view the eligibility criteria for these pathways to determine if you are eligible via the Guaranteed Entry website.

    If you are not eligible for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme, do not apply through the above future student website. You must apply directly through GEMSAS by the application deadline. Please note, your Guaranteed Entry application will not be considered if you have not met the eligibility criteria for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme.

    If you have any questions about Guaranteed Entry Scheme, please email

    Please quote your Student ID number, full name in any correspondence with us.

    Indigenous MD Student Entry Pathway

    Applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent are given priority access to Medicine at the University of Melbourne under the Indigenous MD Student Entry Pathway. Indigenous applicants are not required to apply via GEMSAS nor sit the GAMSAT. In place of the GAMSAT, eligible indigenous applicants may be invited to attend an interview with an indigenous panel.

    Eligible Indigenous applicants who wish to apply to the University of Melbourne under the Pathway will be required to submit an application directly via the University’s formstack:

    Closing date for the Indigenous MD Student Entry applications: 5:00pm AEST on Monday 31 May 2021.

    Prospective Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with the University of Melbourne (via email to to receive advice about the direct application process and our Indigenous MD Student Entry Pathway.

    MD Rural Pathway

    Eligible applicants from a rural background who wish to apply to the University of Melbourne under the MD Rural Pathway (Graduate Entry) option will be required to submit an application directly via the University’s formstack:

    The MD Rural Pathway FAQs contain some key information regarding the program. If after reading through the FAQs you have any further questions about the MD Rural Pathway (Graduate Entry) option, please email

    Closing date for the MD Rural Pathway (Graduate Entry) applications: 5:00pm AEST on Monday 31 May 2021

    Eligible applicants from a rural background who wish to apply for the MD Rural Pathway (Undergraduate Entry) option should refer to the information contained on La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medical) webpage.

    If you have any questions about the requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medical) course, please contact La Trobe University.

    Graduate Access Melbourne

    If your personal circumstances have had a sustained adverse effect on your academic achievement at undergraduate level or you are member of a specified group known to be under-represented in higher education, you may be eligible for Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM). For more information please visit the Graduate Access Melbourne webpage.

    Completed GAM forms are to be submitted directly to the University of Melbourne, by the closing date for MD applications (refer to Selection Dates).

    The form stack link to submit a Graduate Access Melbourne application is:

    Transferring into the Melbourne MD

    It is not possible to transfer into the University of Melbourne's Doctor of Medicine program, from any course. Nor is it possible to gain credit (advanced standing) for studies undertaken previously. All applicants must apply through the standard application process, as outlined above.

    NOTE ON COVID-19: This information is to be considered as a guide only. Potential changes may occur due to the impact from COVID-19. All applicants are advised to regularly check for updates and changes with GEMSAS and UoM. The information on this page will be updated if/when any changes occur.

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