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Doctor of Medicine

    • CRICOS Code: 071304G
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    Overview

    Application process

    Domestic applicants (excluding Chancellor’s Scholars) 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.

    Steps

    1. Fulfil the selection criteria for the MD course, including completing the prerequisite undergraduate subjects.
    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: Domestic applicants residing in Australia, must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne in late September.*
    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 can be found here.

    Guaranteed entry applications

    Applications are submitted online, direct to the Faculty of MDHS for this scheme (including Chancellor's Scholar applications).

    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 2021 intake must apply via our future student website by Thursday 11 June 2020 in order to be considered for a guaranteed place.

    Applicants will be invited to attend a Multi Mini Interview in late September 2020, provided they have applied via the above website, by the due date.

    All students who commenced their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any course prerequisite subjects taken at the University of Melbourne.

    Guaranteed Entry Scheme Eligibility

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

    Please be sure to check the specific course ATAR, weighted average mark (WAM), prerequisite subjects and Multi-Mini Interview requirements online.

    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 md-dds-dpt@unimelb.edu.au

    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: https://theuniversityofmelbourne.formstack.com/forms/2021_atsi

    Closing date for direct applications: 5:00pm AEST on Thursday 11 June 2020.

    Prospective Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with the University of Melbourne (via email to mdhs-indigenous-admissions@unimelb.edu.au) to receive advice about the direct application process and our Indigenous MD Student Entry Pathway.

    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 for Graduate Access Melbourne application can be accessed here.

    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 below.

    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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