Graduate degree pathway

How to become a doctor

    Standard entry

    1. Undergraduate degree

    First you must meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

    2. Graduate degree

    The Doctor of Medicine also has specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry, including completion of an undergraduate degree in science or biomedicine with prerequisite subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology at a second year level.

    Applicants applying for standard entry must also complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) and a Multi Mini Interview.

    As of the 2022 intake, applicants will not be required to complete prerequisite subjects for the Doctor of Medicine. Applicants for the 2021 intake are still required to complete these prerequisites.

    These changes are in lieu with the proposed updates to the curriculum.

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    Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

    Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


    The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

    Find a scholarship that's right for you

    Other guarantees available

    Doctor of Medicine Applicants from the University of Melbourne's guaranteed entry pathway (who achieved an ATAR of 99.0 or above and then completed an undergraduate degree at Melbourne immediately after Year 12) are guaranteed a full-fee paying place in the MD, provided they successfully maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of 75 per cent in their undergraduate degree, successfully complete the MMI and pass the prerequisite subjects on their first attempt.