Graduate entry

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) - Graduate Entry

Last Updated: 5th August 2020

The four-year Graduate Entry degree is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are prepared to enter professional training to become a doctor. 

Course content emphasises clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals.

Students will complete their first year of study, Year A (pre-clinical year), at the School of Rural Health in Churchill in Gippsland with regular visits to the Clayton campus as part of their studies. The following three years of the program are all spent in clinical environments, and students have the opportunity to complete these placements (Years 3B, 4C and 5D) in metropolitan Melbourne, rural south-eastern Victoria or rural north-west Victoria.

The entry requirements for Graduate Entry Medicine are:

  • Domestic applicants must have a specified Monash University degree to be eligible.
  • International applicants must have an internationally recognised degree with significant and broad biomedical science content.

Monash is committed to facilitating the entry of Indigenous students into the graduate entry program. For further information visit the webpage and/or contact the MNHS Indigenous Engagement Officer.

New for 2021 Applicants

Each year 30 places within Graduate Entry medicine are set aside for students who wish to be part of the Monash Rural End-to-End cohort.  This is a cohort of graduate entry students undertaking the majority of their academic and clinical learning in rural and regional Victoria through Monash Rural Health.  All applicants who apply for graduate entry medicine will be eligible to apply to be part of this cohort and will be asked to submit their interest once applications for the course have closed.

Please note: The Rural End-to-End initiative is not a separate program or course. There is only one Monash graduate entry course. The end-to-end student cohort are a group within this graduate entry course.

Applicants should note that deferrals will not be allowed except under exceptional circumstances. Requests to defer will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please click on the link below for further information about your options to study Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash.

Graduate Entry Medicine Requirements

Graduate Entry Offers

Offers into the graduate entry medicine program, including the Rural End-to-End  cohort, are made based on the ranking of applicants once interviews have been completed and final results have been received.  The ranking is based on academic performance 40% and interview/SJT 60%.

Key dates (domestic)*

UPDATE : In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we are still anticipating that the interviews will be running on the dates mentioned below at Churchill campus. The Faculty is continuing to monitor the changing coronavirus situation so any changes to this will be communicated directly to all applicants.

Applications 1st May to 30th June 2020
Dean's Rural List Communication regarding how to apply for the Dean's Rural List (DRL) and link to apply will be sent by Friday 3rd July 2020.  See here for more details about the Dean's Rural List.
Applications for DRL and Rural End-to-End Cohort Close of business - 31st July 2020
Interviews 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th September - Online MMI via Zoom
Invitations for Interview Invitations for an interview will be sent via email by Friday 28th August 2020 (TBC)
Offers Sent out via email by 22nd December 2020
*Dates may be subject to change

Key Dates (international)

Interviews for international applicants are held in various locations - see Important Dates - International applicants

Applications will be direct to Monash Online. Please do not apply if you do not meet the eligibility criteria

The above dates are relevant for domestic students and international students applying via the Biomedical Science pathway. International applicants should note that interviews and SJT are held at various times throughout the year.