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 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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ATAR - CSP Extended Rural Cohort School Leaver Entry


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ATAR - School Leaver Entry


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ATAR - Bonded School Leaver Entry


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*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

#Students were ranked for selection on the basis of three equally weighted components: UCAT, ATAR and Interview. The ATAR used in the selection was the adjusted ATAR after SEAS equity and/or Dean Rural List (DRL) adjustments were added to recognise some students’ disadvantaged circumstances. The lowest ATAR figure displayed above was the lowest ATAR before SEAS/DRL adjustment of any student offered a place in last year's selection.

Subject prerequisites
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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)
Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
Course Handbook

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 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.

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


We are evaluating our current admissions procedures for 2021 entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

For updates - please see:

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. Due to the late release of VCE results this year, Monash will be conducting most of the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process in mid-December, which will be based on applicants’ UCAT ANZ results only. Once VCE results are available, further interviews in early January will be offered.

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, UCAT ANZ and MMI) will remain eligible for an offer. See the website for details.

For more information about the UCAT, please visit:

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 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 UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand) in July.

To register for the test visit:

For more information about the UCAT ANZ, please 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 UCAT* in addition to the ISAT.

NOTICE: *UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test). For more information about the UCAT ANZ, please visit: