Admissions requirements - Domestic
Our Direct Entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) offered at Clayton Campus, is only available to applicants who have completed Year 12 studies (or VCE equivalent) no more than two years prior, and have not commenced other studies at a tertiary level during that time. Applicants who have commenced tertiary study, including AQF Level Certificate IV and above, are ineligible to apply for this course and should consider the graduate entry program. The course is 5 years in duration and there is only one intake per year, which is in February. Applicants must submit their preferences to the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) by the timely application closing date. The Medicine program at Monash cannot be added after the close of timely applications. Applicants who remove Medicine from their preferences after the close of timely applications will not be able to add it back into their preference and will not be eligible to be considered further for the course.
The selection process for direct entry medicine at Clayton consists of three components - Year 12 (or equivalent) results, completion of the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test) and a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). All three components are weighted equally.
Selection for interview (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UMAT and ATAR scores. The cut off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort.
Interviews for 2018 entry will be held in January 2018. Please see our important dates page for details.
All domestic applicants are required to undertake the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test). The UMAT test is held in July each year. Students must have achieved a minimum of 50 for each of the three sections of this test. Selection for interview will be based on a combination of UMAT and ATAR results.
For more information about the UMAT, please visit: https://umat.acer.edu.au/
ATAR or Year 12 Equivalent
To be considered for a place in the Direct Entry Medical program at Monash University, you will need to have a high study score of at least 35 (out of a score of 50) English as an Alternate Language or 30 (out of a score of 50) in English, and at least 30 (out of a score of 50) in Chemistry. The minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90 but usually, a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of the applicants.
The IB requirements are at least a 5 in Standard English or a 4 in Higher Level English or 6 in Standard English B (ESL) or 5 in Higher Level English B (ESL) and a 5 in Standard Chemistry or a 4 in Higher Level Chemistry.
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for selection of students. MMI Stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s:
- Communication skills
- Critical thinking
- Ethical reasoning
- Empathic reasoning
- Teamwork and collaboration
The MMI consists of eight sequential interview 'stations'. At each station, the applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes followed by two minutes for scoring and changeover (ie ten minutes per station) with a 'circuit’ taking 90-100 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be invited (via email) to attend the MMI which will be held at Clayton campus. Selection for interview is based on a combination of both UMAT and ATAR scores.
The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences sets the dates for interview and applicants must appear during the dates specified. Applicants cannot request a late interview, except under extenuating circumstances supported by documented evidence. For 2018 entry, interviews will be held in January 2018. See the important dates page for more information.
Only those applicants who attend an interview will remain in the final ranked list to be eligible for a place.