As part of the University of Melbourne’s commitment to rural health, the Melbourne Medical School in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will be offering a Rural Pathway option within the Doctor of Medicine, where training for the entire degree will be conducted in rural Victoria.

  • The first intake will commence in 2022.
  • There will be a total of 30 Commonwealth-Supported places (Bonded Medical Places) available for admission into the Doctor of Medicine through the Rural Pathway.
  • The Rural Pathway will include undergraduate entry and graduate entry options

    Rural Pathway (Undergraduate Entry)
  • 15 places will be reserved each intake for graduates of La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Medical) degree, based in Bendigo and Wodonga. Students must apply through VTAC or UAC and enquiries should be directed to La Trobe University

    Rural Pathway (Graduate Entry)

  • A further 15 places will be available for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and are able to demonstrate their rural origins. An interview will be required for this entry, which will explore their aptitude for medical studies and their commitment to rural practice. Applicants for these 15 places will apply for the Doctor of Medicine directly to The University of Melbourne (and not through GEMSAS).

It should be noted that satisfying the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer to study.

For further information on applying for the 2022 intake, please direct enquiries to staff in the Marketing, Recruitment and Communications team at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

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