2021 MD Direct Entry updates – Domestic students

We are evaluating our current admissions procedures for 2021 entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

At this stage, our admissions process for domestic students remains largely unchanged. You should focus on your current studies and prepare for your application to the MD as you would normally.

We are committed to providing an equitable admissions process for all students applying to commence our MD course in 2021. As we adapt, we will continue to take into account the unique challenges you’re facing while you plan your future studies in these challenging times. We will continue to monitor government announcements regarding travel restrictions, which may impact face-to-face interviews of rural, interstate and NZ students, and we may make changes as necessary.


Domestic applicants are expected to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in 2020. Although UCAT ANZ cannot predict when Pearson test centres in Australia, New Zealand and internationally will be operating normally, and timelines may change, testing is expected to go ahead. Registration and booking is open and students are encouraged to proceed as normal under the current timeline. UCAT has advised that a decision regarding testing times will be made closer to July and communicated to ALL candidates. Please visit the UCAT website for booking and registration, all COVID-19 updates, and to access practice resources.


The Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) are still an entry requirement for the MD in 2021. Typically held in January, students attend Clayton campus for a 90 minute, 8-station interview. There are currently no proposed changes to the MMI format, however, interviews may be at a different time.  A more detailed timeline will be provided later in the year when there is more certainty around physical distancing requirements, VTAC deadlines and Semester 1 2021 start dates.


For now, the most important actions to take are:

  • Register to take the UCAT test and work through the practice resources on their website (assume testing can commence in July until otherwise announced);
  • Monitor our website for updates about the MD admissions process including key dates;
  • Focus on your year 12 studies, look after yourself and stay connected with your friends and family.

Any changes to entry requirements or admission processes for 2021 will be updated on this page. Please check back regularly to stay informed.

For inquiries, please contact: Monash Connect

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