Medical Science and Medicine - M6018

Medical Science and Medicine

Bachelor degree/Master degree

With the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) Graduate Entry course you will undertake clinical experience in some of the country’s most highly regarded centres of medical care and expertise.

Your first year of study will be undertaken at Monash Rural Health Churchill giving you an unforgettable rural experience.

Monash University is the only Victorian university to offer a direct entry medical program for students completing year 12 as well as a graduate entry program for students who are completing a specific Monash degree. These two pathways will lead you to  the same degree – Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Who can apply for the Graduate Entry course?

70% of places are reserved for students undertaking specific Monash degrees. To be eligible for a place in the graduate entry medicine course, you must have completed or be in the process of completing an approved Monash University undergraduate degree with a WAM of 70 or above.

Clinical site access and practical experience at Victoria’s leading healthcare providers (H2)

Study medicine in Victoria with access to a large healthcare network including the Monash Medical Centre and The Alfred, Melbourne's major casualty hospital. Clinical communication skills and hands-on experience with clinical visits is a feature of this 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.

  • Research componentYou 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 exposureInteract with healthcare professionals through a variety of medical contact visits to hospitals and community clinics from early in your degree.
  • Simulations and clinical skill workshopsSimulations and clinical skill workshops provide practical hands-on experiences and authentic scenarios from clinical practice.
  • Final year trainingThe final year of the course is based upon a trainee internship model.

Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort

Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for rural communities, or curious about exploring a regional medical career? The End-to-End Rural Cohort is a group of 30 students, within the graduate entry medicine program who complete most of the MD curriculum in rural and regional Victoria.

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

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Gippsland: Full time
Duration
  • 4 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

A day in the life of a rural medical student

What's it really like to complete a rural placement at Monash? Follow a day in the life of third year student Tushar in Mildura.

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

Monash Medicine turns 60 in 2021

Now in its 60th year, Monash University trains health professionals across all major disciplines - from medicine, to nursing, allied health professions, psychology and social work.

Boost your chances of entry into Medicine

If you grew up outside of a major city, you may be eligible for a place on the Dean's Rural List. This can boost your chances of a place when you apply for graduate entry medicine.

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 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.

70% of places will be reserved for students undertaking Monash’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Further places are available to students who have completed all specified Monash University 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.

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.

Interview

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.

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)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6018

Apply

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

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

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.