Science as a pathway to Medicine
Monash Science → Monash Graduate Entry Medicine
If you complete the Bachelor of Science* at Monash University with the required prerequisite units and achieve a minimum 70+ WAM (Weighted Average Mark), you may be offered the opportunity to undertake an interview (Multiple Mini Interview - MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) as part of the application process. There is no requirement for Monash Science students to undertake the GAMSAT as entry is an internal process.
However, if you are applying for admission into another university’s Graduate Entry Medicine program, you will most likely be required to undertake the GAMSAT.
When designing your course for the Bachelor of Science, you could consider studying our Biomedical Science majors. At a minimum, you’ll need to complete the prerequisite units and most of these units are available within the Biomedical Science majors.
*Can also include Science double degrees, the Bachelor of Science Advanced Research and Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges
Monash Science → Monash Biomedical Science
Study the first year of the Bachelor of Science as a pathway into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. This is an option if you want to study Biomedical Science, but don’t meet the entry requirements.
You will need to achieve a 70% average across your first year in Science and meet the subject prerequisites to be eligible for an internal course transfer to Biomedical Science. Please note Biomedical Science has only one intake per year (Semester 1) .
To meet the subject prerequisites, study the following units in Science:
Depending on the units you study in your first year in Science, you may be eligible for credit upon transfer to Biomedical Science, but be prepared that you may only be able to receive limited credit. If you have specific questions about credit from Science into Biomedical Science, please submit an ask.monash enquiry.
|Monash Science → Graduate Entry Medicine (alternate medical school)|
Complete the Bachelor of Science and apply to Graduate Entry Medicine at another university. Keep in mind that each university will have different entry requirements so you will need to check with each institution individually. It is likely you will need to complete the GAMSAT
Meet our students who have used Monash Science as a pathway to Medicine!
There are two ways students can study Medicine; as a school leaver (Direct, straight from Year 12) or through a Graduate Entry Medicine program.
Graduate entry requires the completion of an undergraduate degree first, such as the Bachelor of Science.
- School leaver entry (Direct) - 5 years
- Graduate entry - 7 years (3 years bachelor degree + 4 years Graduate Entry Medicine program)
The course structures are very different.
Due to the flexibility of the Bachelor of Science, you have the option to design your program to include two majors (if preferred). We suggest studying one or two of the eight Biomedical science majors.
In comparison, two thirds of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science is pre-determined study.
You may be considering studying Science for one year with the view to transferring into Biomedical Science - you can certainly do this, just be aware that you may not enter into the second year of the Biomedical Science degree as you may not be eligible for a full year of credit. For more information regarding credit, please submit an ask.monash enquiry.
Technically, there are more places in the Graduate Entry Medicine program for students who have completed Monash Biomedical Science, as 50 of the 73 places are reserved for students who have studied Biomedical Science. It’s not wise to choose your undergraduate course based solely on the above as you might find another course more suitable to you (Science, Physiotherapy, and Pharmacy). It’s a good idea to compare the course maps of both Science and Biomedical Science to see which course is right for you.
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.
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.
The minimum WAM changes every year, please check here for the most updated information.
Applicants who have undertaken one of the clearly defined Monash degrees will NOT be required to undertake the GAMSAT for Graduate Entry Medicine.
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.
The four years of the course are referred to as Years A, 3B, 4C, 5D. Year A is delivered at the School of Rural Health - Churchill. Years 3B, 4C and 5D are available across both metropolitan and rural locations.
The Graduate Entry Medicine page has an extensive list of additional FAQs here