Applying for Medicine or Dentistry (domestic students)

How do I apply for medicine or dentistry as an Australian domestic student?

The postgraduate dentistry course, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) commenced in 2013 and the postgraduate medicine course, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) started in 2014. Both require a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) which is a written aptitude test, a structured interview and completion of an undergraduate bachelor's degree with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.5 (equivalent to a weighted average of approximately 70 per cent). For entry to the DMD you will also need to pass manual dexterity and spatial awareness admission tests. 

Applications for entry to these courses will be handled by the University and will open mid-way through the year prior to the start of the course. See further information on the Health and Medical Sciences Applications page.

A number of places in the MD and the DMD will be reserved for well-qualified Year 12 applicants (including Rural students and participants in the Outer Metropolitan Program). Selection will be based on the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT), academic performance (ATAR) and a structured interview. See the website for further information.

For Direct Pathways, you must lodge an application through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) before 30 September. Semester One applications open in early August each year.

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