400 credit points
4 years full-time / part-time unavailable
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For current detailed selection criteria for the Doctor of Medicine course please refer to the University Handbook.
For an overview of all other MD selection policies, please refer to The Doctor of Medicine Selection Guidelines.
The GEMSAS Admissions Guide is available online.
Core participation requirements
All applicants for the Doctor of Medicine should familiarise themselves with the core participation requirements of this course. These requirements are designed to ensure that students entering the program have the aptitude to achieve the graduate attributes during the course.
Important note regarding Honours
For the 2016 intake onwards, the Grade Point Average (GPA) will be measured by considering the last 3 years of the applicant's undergraduate coursework studies (only including Honours where the Honours Degree is completed by the end of semester one in the year of application , and the results are available for selection).
If an Honours degree is not completed by mid-year in the year of application, then weightings will be applied by weighting the first of the final three pre-honours undergraduate years by 1, the second year by 2 and the final year by 3.
Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) for the Melbourne MD
As per the published entry requirements for the Doctor of Medicine, shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview for this course. Please see the attached policy here for further information on how the results from the Multi Mini Interviews are applied to MD applications.
The MMI consists of eight separate interview stations. Each station takes five minutes and comprises several questions on the same topic. The duration of the whole interview process is approximately 50 minutes, and applicants are required to be in attendance for a few hours on their allocated MMI day. The MMI is designed to assess non-cognitive qualities including maturity; motivation; communication skills; ability to empathise and provide support; attitude to collaboration and to decision making.
All GEMSAS domestic applicants and International applicants who successfully pass the MMI will have the interview results combined with their GPA and GAMSAT results (with equal weighting) to achieve their course application ranking. All guaranteed entry applicants must pass the MMI, and meet any other requirements of their guarantee.
Assessment of prerequisite subjects
In order to ensure that applicants have met the prerequisites for entry prior to finalising their application via the GEMSAS Online Admission System applicants are recommended to have their subjects assessed as early as possible. Please visit MDHS Health Hub prerequisites for further details.
This is information for prospective graduate students regarding the Doctor of Medicine. Applicants interested in undergraduate study can find information here. The following information applies to the course intake for 2016. Course intake is dependent upon several factors including Government funding. However, these figures are indicative of intakes for future years.
The Melbourne Medical School has approximately 345 places available for the Doctor of Medicine course, comprising 255 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for Domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents & NZ citizens) and up to 89 Full Fee Domestic and International places.
Within the 255 Commonwealth Supported places, the following bonded places are offered:
CSP BMP (Bonded Medical Place) (non-scholarship) - 73 places
28.5 percent of all Commonwealth Supported Places are allocated to the Bonded Medical Places scheme. Students accepting a BMP will be required to sign a contract with the Commonwealth and will have service obligations to the Commonwealth for a period of one year. Please note that BMPs are only available to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. For further details please refer to the BMP website.
*All place quotas are subject to change
Rural Clinical Training Experience
The Melbourne Medical School encourages all students to undertake rural training experiences during their Doctor of Medicine course. Students in a Commonwealth Supported Place are expected to undertake a clinical placement of at least 4 weeks in a rural setting during the MD course. Usually this requirement will be met during the General Practice rotation in Principles of Clinical Practice 3, in an MD Research Project, or in the Vocational Selective term during Transition to Practice. Otherwise, students can choose to complete a Clinical Elective in a rural setting.
Immigration status change
Students admitted under the international quota who gain Australian permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship during the course cannot remain in the international quota and will be transferred to an Australian full fee paying place.