11th September 2023
Medicine at Monash or Melbourne?
A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Monash University (which offers school leaver entry into medicine) or Melbourne University (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar questions such ...
8th September 2023
Medicine Prerequisites: What are the Requirements for Studying Medicine at each University?
Entering medicine can be a confusing and complicated process, particularly if you are applying to multiple medical schools. If you wish to study medicine, you will need to ensure that you are studying the right subjects, and that you achieve certain minimum academic scores. The table below summarises the prerequisite subjects and minimum scores required for medical and dental courses across ...
6th September 2023
How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?
The purpose of this blog post is to help you: Understand why it is important to determine whether or not you are a rural student when applying for medicine. Determine whether you are classified as a rural student for each university offering undergraduate medicine. Understand the difference between ‘rurality’ and bonded rural schemes. Why is it ...
4th September 2023
Universities which require you to apply to them directly for Medical Entry
So you’ve navigated through UCAT and now it’s time to take a breather. Right? Well, yes, but you also need to get organised and prepare for applications to medical and dental schools. The application process to study medicine or dentistry can seem complicated and convoluted, especially if you are applying to multiple universities across multiple states (which MedEntry strongly r ...
1st September 2023
The Bonded Medical Program
The purpose of the Bonded Medical Program is to meet the demand for doctors in areas which have workforce shortages, that is, in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The Government provides students with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in medicine, in return for a commitment to work in areas of need for three years after they graduate. This is called a ‘return of serv ...
31st August 2023
Where Can I Apply if I am Currently Studying at University?
Are you already studying a degree at university and thinking of applying to study medicine or dentistry? If so, the requirements differ compared to if you are a standard, or school leaver applicant. Not all universities will accept students who are currently studying at university into their medical or dental programs, but some will. Furthermore, applying as a non-standard applicant can be ...
30th August 2023
Preliminary UCAT ANZ 2023 Test Statistics Released!
UCAT ANZ 2023 preliminary statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2023 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score percentile calculator that will help you to convert your UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. The UCAT percentile calculator is expected to be released concurrently with 2023 UCAT ANZ final test statist ...
28th August 2023
3 Tips For Written Applications
Some universities require you to submit a written application when applying for medicine or dentistry. You will be required to submit a written application if you are applying to the University of New South Wales’ medical course and the James Cook University dental course. Some special access pathways (for example rural entry pathways) also require applicants to submit a written applicat ...
24th August 2023
I’m interested in studying medicine: Which subjects should I choose in year 11 and 12?
Your ATAR is often just as important as your UCAT score when it comes to applying for medical schools in Australia. Because of this, a lot of discussion around choosing subjects for senior high school remains. Here are four factors to consider when choosing subjects, in order of importance. 1. University prerequisities Some universities have prerequisite subjects that you mus ...
21st August 2023
5 Easy Ways to Start Preparing for Medical Interviews Now
So you’ve made it through the UCAT and now all you want to do is breathe a sigh of relief and forget about the whole medical entry process. But it’s not over yet! Medical interviews are a very important and challenging aspect of the medical entry process. Medical interviews are worth up to 40-50% of the entry criteria for medicine, and at some universities, are the only fac ...