Medical Science and Medicine - M6011

Medical Science and Medicine

Bachelor degree/Master degree

The Monash School of Medicine is internationally recognised for providing a world-class educational experience by providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to medical training. We are the only Victorian university to offer a Direct Entry medical program for students completing year 12 as well as a Graduate Entry program leading to the same degree – Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Whichever pathway you take to Medicine at Monash, you will be challenged by a community where the discoveries of our world-renowned researchers are put into clinical practice. You will have access to the largest healthcare provider network in Australia, which includes the Monash Medical Centre and The Alfred, Melbourne's major casualty hospital.

The course offers an integrated curriculum, taught in an interdisciplinary fashion around four broad themes by staff from across the faculty, and in a wide range of learning environments, both on-campus and in clinical settings.

For school-leaver students, the first two years are largely campus-based, although with some city and rural clinical placements. Years three to five are conducted in clinical settings, generally in hospitals and practices across metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. Year five offers the chance for selective studies.

Once you commence the clinical component of the MD, you will experience the additional benefits of longitudinal education in one of Monash’s many clinical schools. These home bases will allow you to embed within your clinical school and the affiliated health services for an extended period of time providing you with the opportunity to form ongoing relationships with clinical supervisors and to develop scholarly research projects that will support better care of patients in that setting.

The Graduate Entry program is available to students who have completed a degree with significant and broad biomedical science content. Domestic applicants must have a Monash degree in Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy or Science (with specified units completed). The first year of this four-year degree is offered at Monash University's School of Rural Health in Churchill, with the further three years undertaken in Metropolitan Melbourne or rural Victoria clinical locations.

The MD qualification will open up opportunities to specialise further and to pursue your passion and discover ways to make a difference through your commitment to the field of medicine.

On completion of The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) you are eligible for provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Medical Board of Australia. After serving a compulsory internship year of residence in an approved hospital, you become eligible for final registration in Victoria and other states of Australia.

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92.3# Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer RC1

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.

#Students were ranked for selection on the basis of three equally weighted components: UMAT, ATAR and Interview. The ATAR used in this calculation was the adjusted ATAR after SEAS equity bonuses were added to recognise some students’ disadvantaged circumstances. This score was the lowest ATAR before SEAS adjustment of any student offered a first round place in 2016.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Bendigo: Full time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 5 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine
2017 Course Handbook

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements


Please Note: This Direct Entry course is not available to non-school leaver applicants. Only applicants who have completed VCE (or equivalent) no more than two years prior to applying, and who have NOT commenced any other form of tertiary study are eligible to apply.


All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL N/A Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry
IB A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL, or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL N/A A score of at least 5 in Chemistry SL or 4 in Chemistry HL

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

This Direct Entry MD is not available to non-school leaver applicants.

If you are a non-school leaver and have completed (or are in the final year of) a course with significant and broad biomedical science content, we encourage you to consider the four-year Graduate Entry MD program.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Police checks

Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's website police checks page.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's website Working with Children checks page.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures.

These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

Refer to the faculty's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.

First Aid

It is highly recommended that students hold or attain by the end of first semester of the medicine program, a current registered level 2 or senior first aid certificate.

* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.


Domestic applicants

Monash University requires shortlisted applicants to undertake an interview. Monash conducts a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process in January. Interviews are offered based on applicants’ UMAT and ATAR results.

At least one of the Medicine course codes must be listed on the VTAC preferences by the close of timely applications to be eligible for interview consideration. Applicants must be available to attend during the dates specified.

Only applicants who complete all three components (Yr12 or equivalent, UMAT and MMI) will remain eligible for an offer. See the website for details.

International applicants

Monash University requires shortlisted applicants to undertake an interview. Monash conducts a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process at various international locations throughout the year including Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Interviews are offered based on applicants’ ISAT results. Offshore international applications are direct to Monash University.

International applicants completing Year 12 or equivalent in Australia must apply via VTAC. Interviews for onshore international applicants are held in November. See the website for details.

Assessments / written submission

Admission test for domestic applicants

All Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Resident applicants are required to sit the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) in July.

To register for the test visit

Admission test for international applicants

All international applicants must complete ISAT (International Student Admissions Test).

To register for the test visit

Please note: if you expect to change residency status during the selection and admissions process, you should complete the UMAT in addition to the ISAT.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)
All Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Resident applicants must apply via VTAC ( by the close of time applications.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2017 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops through theme studies in personal and professional development; population, society, health and Illness; scientific basis of clinical practice; and clinical skills, all of which come together in professional practice demonstrated in the clinical placement units.

Units are interdisciplinary, with themes woven through each semester.