Medical Science and Medicine - M6011

Medical Science and Medicine

Bachelor degree/Master degree

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) course is a five-year program of study with direct entry from high school. The first two years are campus based and the final three years are hospital and community based.

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).

Practical experience at Victoria’s leading healthcare providers

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.

An emphasis on clinical communication skills and hands-on experience with clinical visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals, is a feature of the Monash course.

Our MD Program

Our main focus is on improving outcomes for patients by making sure that medical students are strongly connected with our academic experts and clinicians.

  • Variety of learning styles Learning modes include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and simulation sessions.
  • Research component You will undertake a scholarly intensive placement under the supervision of a researcher or clinician.
  • Integrated case learning (ICL) ICL sessions are small group tutorials that are structured around a clinical scenario.
  • Professional Development Professional behaviour, and its importance in health service delivery, is nurtured along with the development of other skills.
  • Early clinical exposure Interact with healthcare professionals through a variety of medical contact visits to hospitals and community clinics from early on in your degree.
  • Simulations and clinical skill workshops Simulations and clinical skills workshops are designed to provide practical hands-on experiences and authentic scenarios from clinical practice.
  • Final year training The final year of the course is based upon a trainee internship model.

Graduate entry medicine

We also offer a four-year graduate entry pathway into our medical program, if you’ve completed an approved undergraduate degree.

Accreditation

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

ATAR - CSP Extended Rural Cohort School Leaver Entry

RC

Note Range of criteria

95.65

Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC
ATAR - School Leaver Entry

RC

Note Range of criteria

96.35

Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC
ATAR - Bonded School Leaver Entry

RC

Note Range of criteria

95.65

Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC

*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
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Bendigo: Full time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 5 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
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)

Qualifications

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

Interview

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: monash.edu/medicine/som/direct-entry

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.

Interview

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: ucat.edu.au

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: ucat.edu.au

For more information about the UCAT ANZ, please visit: ucat.edu.au

Admission test for international applicants

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

To register for the test visit https://isat.acer.edu.au/.

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: ucat.edu.au

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.

Making the application

Future students

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

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$11,401

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

Full fee

A$67,900

Fee information specific to this course

DOMESTIC STUDENTS ONLY

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.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.