Admissions requirements - Domestic
Graduate Entry - Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Domestic applicants admissions requirements
Applications to be considered for a place in this program will be open to students who have completed at least one of the following Monash University degrees with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or above:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees)
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science (including double degrees and dependent on the completion of designated units* - see list below)
- Or a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Gippsland Partnership Program) from Federation University.
Applicants who have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or above+ may be offered the opportunity to undertake an interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) based on a ranking system. Applications are assessed on an applicant's undergraduate degree only and any further post-graduate degree results are not taken into consideration. Eligible applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the Churchill campus via email in mid-August and will be required to self-select their date and interview time. Applicants must be available during this time to attend.
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Monash uses the 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 six 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 60-70minutes to complete.
Applicants will be invited (via email) to attend the MMI which will be held at the Gippsland campus. Selection for an interview is based on the applicant's current or final undergraduate academic result. There is only a limited number of interview places available so applicants will be ranked for an interview invitation.
Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
The SJT is an online test held in examination conditions either prior to or after your MMI. You will be presented with numerous realistic hypothetical scenarios each with an associated response item which you will have to either rank or rate as most appropriate. You will be allocated up to 90 minutes to complete this test.
Offers will be made only to applicants who have attended both the MMI and SJT and are based on the' ranking of their academic performance (40%) and interview / SJT (60%) after final results have been released.
At least 70%of the available places in the Graduate Entry Medicine program are reserved for students who have completed the full three years Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University.
All applicants applying for this course are only allowed to attend the MMI and/or SJT once. Those who are re-applying for this course and have previously attended the MMI and/or SJT for this course are not required to attend the MMI and/or SJT again.
Students who have completed a Science degree at Monash*
A broad range and minimum of 5 of the following units must be completed within the 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 defense system
- IMM2022: Immunology in health and disease
- MIC2011: Introduction to microbiology and microbial biotechnology
- MIC2022: Microbes of health and disease
- MCB2011: Molecular Biology and the Cell+
- MCB2022: The Dynamic Cell
- 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 to MCB2011 in 2017. This unit code will still be acceptable for meeting the unit requirements for Graduate Entry Medicine.
NOTE: Science students who do not quite 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. Applicants will require at least 4 of the key units, as well as their major sequence in one of the listed discipline areas above. Their eligibility will be assessed on a case by case basis.
How to Apply
Applications are submitted via my.application.
Applicants do not need to include their Monash transcripts or any other document unless requested when applying.
Applying for the Dean's Rural List or End-to-End Rural Cohort
Once applications for the course have closed, all eligible applicants will be sent further correspondence with information and procedures on how they can apply for the Dean's Rural List and/or the End-to-End Rural Cohort.
Applicants who have undertaken the above, clearly defined Monash degrees will NOT be required to undertake the GAMSAT for this course.
However, applicants should be aware that admission to Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash is highly competitive. We recommend that students consider alternative options for graduate entry medical courses including those where GAMSAT is still a requirement.
For further information, contact 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or email email@example.com
You can join a vibrant and growing group of Indigenous MD students studying at Monash University.
The Monash University Indigenous Student Access Scheme recognises the systemic under representation of Indigenous Australians in higher education and seeks to remedy this.
Indigenous Australian applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree with sufficient biomedical science/science from any University are encouraged to apply.
Applicants with non-science undergraduate degrees are encouraged to apply for the five year direct entry program.
To apply you will need to attend an Indigenous access interview with the Gukwonderuk Indigenous Unit. To attend an interview simply fill in this form.
You are welcome to contact Peggy Swindle for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusive Medical Education
Monash University has a mission to graduate medical students who have the ability and motivation to become the highly capable, safe to practice, patient-focused, and socially-accountable doctors that our communities need.
With the support of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand (Medical Deans) we are committed to foster a culture of inclusivity and the provision of equivalent opportunities to access our medical programs for people who have the capabilities to become good doctors, but who have been historically disadvantaged or under-represented As highlighted in the Medical Deans Selections Policy Statement , there are clear benefits to the community of broad representation in the medical workforce of diverse population groups, including of those with a disability.
For information, download and read the Inclusive Medical Education - Guidance on medical program applicants and students with a disability document.