Admission Procedures and Requirements-Domestic Applicants

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

Domestic applicants admissions requirements - Biomedical Science pathway

At least 50 of the available places in the Graduate Entry Medicine program are reserved for students who have completed Monash University's Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Generally, only students who commence a first year undergraduate Biomedical Science degree at Monash University will be considered eligible for entry via this pathway into Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash University.

Students who commenced in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees) from 2014, will be eligible to apply via this pathway. 

For 2019 entry via the pathway, Bachelor of Biomedical Science students (including those undertaking double degrees) at Monash who maintain an Average Mark (AM) of 70 or above at the end of the first semester of their penultimate year may be offered the opportunity to undertake an interview and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for the Graduate Entry Medicine program based on a ranking system.

To be eligible to be considered via the pathway, applicants must be on track to complete all the year 1 and 2 Bachelor of Biomedical Science core units (BMS1011, BMS1021*, BMS1031*, BMS1042, BMS1052, BMS1062, BMS2011, BMS2021 and BMS2031). 


NOTE: *Students who commenced the double degree with Science in 2014 can use BIO1022 in lieu of BMS1021 and PHS1080 or PHS1011 in lieu of BMS1031 for the purpose of calculating an average mark. Students who commence this double degree combination in 2016 should complete the core Biomedical Science units to be eligible for the pathway.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) to be considerd for an offer.


Conditional offers will be made based on ranking of academic performance and interview / aptitude test prior to applicants' commencing their third or final year. Students given a conditional offer are required to maintain their Average Mark during the third (or final) year of the Biomedical Science program.

Domestic applicants admissions requirement - additional places

Additional places in this program will be open to students who have completed the following Monash University degrees:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees and students who commenced prior to 2014)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Dependent on the completion of designated units*. See list below)

*A minimum of 5 of the following units must be completed within the Bachelor of Science degree to be eligible for Graduate Entry Medicine: BCH2011, Structure and function of cellular biomolecules; BCH2022: Metabolic basis of human diseases; DEV2011: Early human development from cells to tissues; DEV2022: Principles of organ and body design; GEN2052: Genomics and population genetics; IMM2011: Basic immunology: The body’s defence system; IMM2022: Immunology in health and disease; MIC2011 Introduction to microbiology and microbial biotechnology; MIC2022: Microbes of health and disease; *MOL2011: Molecular Biology: Genes and their expression; MOL2022: Molecular biology: gene technology and its application; PHA2022: Drugs and society; PHY2011: Neuroscience of sensory and control systems in the body; PHY2032: Endocrine control systems; PHY2042: Body systems physiology.

*The unit code for MOL2011 changed in 2017 to MCB2011. This new course code will be acceptable for meeting the unit requirements for Graduate Entry Medicine. At this time MCB2022 can also be included as one of the five units.

NOTE: Bachelor of Science students who do not meet the 5 required units of study BUT have a major study sequence in one of the key Biomedical Science areas (including Pharmacology, Physiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Genetics), may be deemed as eligible for entry. Generally, applicants will require at least 4 of the key units as well as their major sequence in one of the listed discipline areas above. Eligibility will be assessed on application.

Applicants who have undertaken the above, clearly defined degrees will NOT be required to undertake the GAMSAT.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) to be considerd for an offer. Offer to attend this further assesment process will be based on applicants' Weighted Average Mark (WAM) across all units.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be direct to Monash University.

Applicants do not need to include their Monash transcipts when applying. 

Applicants should be aware that admission to Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash will be highly competitive including for the 50 Biomedical Science places. We recommend that students consider alternative options for graduate entry medical courses including those where GAMSAT is still a requirement. 

Download the FAQ which provides further information about the pathway and eligibility requirements. 

For further information, contact 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or email future@monash.edu