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.
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
- at least 30 (out of a score of 50) in Chemistry.
Year 12 Biology is recommended however students who are accepted into the program but have not completed this may choose to undertake the optional Biology bridging program that commences in late January each year. For further information on this program please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The minimum ATAR to be eligible is usually around 90 but usually, a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of the applicants.
The Faculty is required to adhere to the University minimum age policy for domestic applicants which can be found online.
In addition, applicants who are under 17 years of age at the time of commencement in the course will be required to meet with the Deputy Dean (Medicine), or their representative, and may have additional enrolment requirements, such as deferral of their place, imposed upon them. Those who are allowed to enrol will also be required to attend regular meetings which are required (by law) to continue until they have turned 17.
The selection process for direct entry medicine at Clayton consists of three components - Year 12 (or equivalent) results, completion of the UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand) and a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). All three components are weighted equally.
Selection for an interview (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UCAT and ATAR scores. The cut-off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort.
The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences sets the dates for the interview and applicants must appear during the dates specified. See the important dates page for more information.
All domestic applicants are required to undertake the UCAT ANZ (Undergraduate Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand). The UCAT test is held between 1st July and 11th August 2021 however you MUST register for the test by 17th May 2021.
Selection for interview will be based on a combination of UCAT and ATAR results. At this stage, the University has not specified a cut-off score for this test.
For general information about the UCAT, please visit: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for the selection of students. MMI Stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s:
- critical thinking
- ethical reasoning
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, depending on government restrictions at the time, will be either face to face or online. Only a set number of applicants will be invited for an interview and this selection will be based on a ranking of their UCAT and aggregate score.
Only those applicants who attend an interview will remain in the final ranked list to be eligible for a place.
Please note all applicants applying for this course are only allowed to attend the interview once. Those who are re-applying for this course and have previously attended the interview for this course are not required to attend the interview again.