Medical Science and Medicine - M6018

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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At a glance

Course Details

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

Links with Australia’s largest health care networks

"Being at Cabrini hospital for clinical rotations has undoubtedly offered me insights from the experts in the field."

Experience rural placements

“Doing my clinical placements in regional areas has been wonderful. The cohort is smaller, meaning focused attention and training from doctors, and more opportunities to get involved throughout the hospital.”

Katia, Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

“I chose medicine at Monash because of the integrated design of the curriculum, which beautifully weaves health promotion, population health, medical law and much more alongside the biomedical sciences.” 

Pravik, Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Please Note: This graduate entry program is for those with a completed specified university degree. If you are a school leaver, please consider the five-year Direct Entry course.

Domestic applicants

To be eligible for consideration, you must have (or be in the final year of) one of these Monash University degrees:

A minimum weighted average mark of 70 is required for consideration.

Fifty domestic places are reserved for students undertaking Monash’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science. A further twenty-five places are available to students of all specified degrees.

International applicants

To be eligible for consideration you must have (or be in the final year of completing) a degree with significant and broad biomedical science content from an internationally recognised university with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 out of 7.0.

ATAR requirements

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

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.

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

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview based on their academic results (ie WAM).

Shortlisted applicants will also be required to complete a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) as part of the selection process.

Please check the faculty website for details of interview dates.

International applicants

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview based on their academic results (ie GPA).

Shortlisted applicants will also be required to complete a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) as part of the selection process.

Monash conducts the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and SJT at various international locations throughout the year including Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Assessments / written submission

Applicants are NOT required to complete the GAMSAT or MCAT to be considered for entry to this course.

Making the application

Future students

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

Semester one (February)
Apply directly to Monash using course code M6018.

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.

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:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee information specific to this course


Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.


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.