Dean’s Rural List (DRL)

If you identify as having a rural background you may be able to boost your chances of entry into the medicine program. Applicants may apply to be considered for a place in the course via the Dean's Rural List (DRL).

'Rural areas' in this instance means rural areas in Australia only.

All eligible timely VTAC applicants for the Medicine course will be invited by the Faculty Admissions Unit to submit additional information to confirm their eligibility requirements for the DRL. This information needs to be submitted directly to the Faculty. Failure to do so could result in a missed opportunity to be invited to interview.

To be eligible, the applicant must have resided (according to principal home address) for at least 5 years consecutively or 10 years cumulatively in areas classified as RA 2-5 since birth (ASGS-RA: Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness Areas).

The RA classification of many towns can be checked by consulting the Doctor Connect website.  Enter your full address under the Search Map heading and choose the ASGS Remoteness Areas (2016) under the Select your Layer heading on the right hand side.

If you apply for the Dean's Rural List, are deemed eligible and are successful in gaining an interview, you will be required to submit a Statutory Declaration confirming the details you have submitted. This Statutory Declaration will be made available to you in our invitation to interview so that you can sign it and return it when you attend your interview.

Applicants for SEAS and/or the Dean’s Rural or Dean’s Indigenous lists should check their eligibility for the schemes.