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Boost your chances of getting into medicine

A real option

If you scored an ATAR of 90 or more and passed the UMAT this year, studying medicine at Monash is a real option.

If you spent time as a kid outside Melbourne (or Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth for that matter) you have any even better chance of an offer by applying for a place on the Dean's Rural List as well. This is solely about where you grew up, so if you topped your class in Melbourne, it's still worth applying.

Change of preference choices

Changes of preference close on Wednesday 19 December.

If you still want to get into medicine, have an ATAR of 90 plus and you’re eligible for the Dean’s Rural List leave medicine as your first preference.

Here's everything you need to know about direct from school entry into the medicine course.

And everything you need to know about change of preferences for Monash.

Other Monash entry schemes

The Monash medicine course

If you identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander, the Dean's Indigenous List gives you support right through your application.

If you're eligible, the Monash Guarantee can get you into a Monash course even if you don't quite get the marks you expect. The Monash Guarantee web page has all the details.

Here's everything you need to know about:

The Dean's Rural List explained

Want to study medicine at Monash?

Are you eligible?

Since you were born, you need to have spent at least five consecutive years or ten years all up, living in an area classified as RA2-5.

What does that mean? It’s the Australian Standard Geographic Classification – Remoteness Areas you can check how your previous (or current) address is classified on the Doctor Connect website. If you live in Hobart or Darwin, check your address too: you could be eligible. See the Dean's Rural List web page which has details about the scheme and a link to Doctor Connect.

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