Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

3 weeks ago by Chris

Certain medical schools, such as Monash University, do not allow candidates to apply if they are currently studying at university or have completed an undergraduate degree – they only accept school leavers.

However, many universities do accept students who are currently studying at university. This blog outlines them in detail, including who is eligible and how students are selected.

 

Medical courses accepting those currently studying at university

  • Curtin University. You must be studying full time (any degree) at Curtin university. Interview offers will be based on UCAT and your GPA. There are only a handful of places available.
  • Adelaide University. You must be studying full time (any degree) at Adelaide university and be in your first or second year of study. Interview offers will be based on UCAT. Final offers are made based on the following weightings: 40% for GPA, 40% for interview and 20% for UCAT. There are approximately 20 places available.
  • University of Newcastle/New England. Students studying any degree and from any university can apply, but need a GPA threshold of 4.7. Interview offers are based on UCAT only.  Final offers are based on interview score. The number of places available is not disclosed but is in the range of about 40.
  • Western Sydney/Charles Sturt University. Students studying any degree and from any university can apply. Interview offers are based on GPA and UCAT.  Final offers are based mainly on interview score and less on UCAT. The number of places available is not disclosed but in the range of about 20.
  • University of New South Wales. Students studying any degree and from any university can apply. A minimum ATAR of 96 or 70% at university is required (whichever is higher is considered). Interview offers are based on ATAR/GPA and UCAT. Final offers are based on the following criteria: interview score 33%, ATAR/GPA 33%, and UCAT 33%. The number of places available is not disclosed but is in the range of about 10.
  • James Cook University. Students studying any degree and from any university can apply. Interview offers are based on GPA (candidates need a GPA of 5.75+) and written application. Final offers are based mainly on interview score and less on GPA. Approximately 10 places are made available every year.
     

Dentistry

  • Adelaide University. Students studying (any degree) from any university are eligible. Interview offers are based on UCAT. Final offers are based on the following: GPA 40%, interview 40% and UCAT 20%. Only a handful of places are available.
  • James Cook University. Students studying any degree and from any university can apply. Final selection is based on GPA (candidates need a GPA of 5.75+) and written application. There is no interview. Approximately 10 places are available.
     

As you can see, UCAT and interviews are still very important when applying to medicine once you have commenced an undergraduate degree, so quality preparation is important.

 

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