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ATAR and Medicine

The table below is designed to guide Year 12 leavers by providing the list of universities that offer an undergraduate degree/pathway into medicine and dentistry degrees. We would like to point out that there are additional universities that are not included in this list as their medical programs are more focused on graduate applicants (postgraduate degree pathways). Hence, you may need to do further research to find out about those universities. 

Apart from your ATAR, entry requirements for undergraduate medical degrees may also include the UCAT score,  interview score, CASPER score, and a written application. Some universities also have different entry requirements for Indigenous students and students from rural backgrounds. For the most up-to-date information, it is advisable to consult the individual university websites. 

Last updated: May 2024

University

Title of Qualification

 ATAR

UCAT

Interview Prerequisite Subjects Direct Path

Bond University (QLD)

Visit Bond page...

Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine MD

ATAR: 96+

IB: 38+

GPA: 6+

UCAT is not required, but all applicants must complete the Bond Psychometric test before being interviewed.

Yes - selected via MMI interview assessment criteria.

English (any level)

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes - double degree

4 years and 8 months

Central Queensland University (QLD)

Visit CQU page...

Bachelor of Medical Science (CQU) + Doctor of Medicine by (UQ) 

Bachelor of Dental Science

95+ (Lower for rural)

Yes: for medicine and dentistry (25% weighing). 

Yes - for medicine, selected via MMI interview assessment criteria. (50% weighing)

Med: Yr 12 Engish, Maths Methods and one of Biology, Chem. or Physics

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: Double degree medicine pathway (7 yrs.)

Charles Darwin University (NT)

Visit CDU page...

Bachelor of Clinical Science & Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Med. Postgraduate

90+

85+ for First Nations apps.

Yes: For undergraduate medicine pathway (10% weighing). 

Not required for this pathway 

None Specified

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: Double degree medicine pathway (7 yrs.)

Charles Sturt University (NSW)

Dentistry at CSU...

Medicine at CSU...

Bachelor of Clinical Science / Doctor of Medicine (joint program with WSU)

Bachelor of Dental Science

Medicine: 95.5 91.5 (rural) 

IB: 38+ (35+ rural)

Dentistry: 90+

Yes: 25% weighing for medicine and dentistry. 

For Med.: MMI and Medical Admission Questionnaire. 75% weighing.

For Dent.: Panel interview

None Specified

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: 5 yrs for med. or dent.

Curtin University (WA)

Visit CU med. page...

Bachelor of Med. and Bachelor of Surgery

Medicine: 95+

Yes: Medicine (20% weighing).

Applicants also need to sit CASPER test. 

Yes - Med candidates will be assessed via MMI interview assessment criteria. (40% Weighing)

Med: Chemistry ATAR 

Mathematics and biology are desirable but not prerequisites

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: 5 yrs.

Flinders University

Visit Flin page...

Bachelor of Clinical Science and Doctor of Medicine 95+ Yes - 10% weighing, looks at all 5 sections. Not for the undergraduate pathway.

None Specified

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: double degree

6 Years

Griffith University (QLD)

Visit Grif. med. page...

Visit Grif. dent. page...

Bachelor of Medical Science (Doctor of Medicine pathway)

Bachelor of Dental Health Science and Master of Dentistry

Medicine: direct entry ATAR 99.80+

Dentistry: Not specified

For medicine, the UCAT is optional but highly advantageous for selection ranking. 

For dentistry, the UCAT is required to apply.

None for undergraduate medicine applicants. 

For dentistry MMI format interviews

Medicine: Nil

Dentistry: Nil

Assumed knowledge for both medicine and dentistryEnglish and one of Chemistry, Biology or Maths Methods

Yes

6 Years Medicine.

5 Years Dentistry.

James Cook University

Medicine at JCU...

Dentistry at JCU...

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of dental surgery 

Medicine 95+ More info...

No - requires a very well-written application form for dentistry applicants and a 2-step application for medicine including letters of support.

Yes for medicine - Panel interview assessment criteria

Medicine & Dentistry: English C, Maths Methods C, and Chemistry

Assumed knowledge: biology

Yes

6 Years Medicine.

5 Years Dentistry.

La Trobe University

Visit La Trobe page...

Rural Medical Pathway (double degree) 

Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

Medicine: (in 2023, the lowest ranks were 91.1 for Albury and  93.95 for Bendigo campuses) 

Dentistry: 99.75

Not required for rural medicine pathway. 

No longer required to apply for a Bachelor of Dental Science at La Trobe

Medicine:  MMI (70% weighing)

Dentistry:  No interview

Medicine:  English

Dentistry: English

For dentistry, applicants are granted 2 extra aggregate points for a study score of 30+ for each Biology or Chemistry for overall max, of 4 points.

Yes

7 years medicine

5 Years dentistry

Monash University

Visit MONU page...

Direct Entry: Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Graduate Entry:  Doctor of Medicine (MD)

90+ 

Realistically 96+ and 92+ rural

Yes - recommended scores for sections 1-4:
3050+ - non-rural
2700+ - rural

Yes - Candidates will be assessed via MMI interview assessment criteria.

English & Chemistry.

(Biology is highly recommended)

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes - double degree (5 Years)

University of Sydney 

Medicine at USYD...

Bachelor of Arts or Science & Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Medicine: 99.95

Dentistry: 99.6

 No

Yes: Oral Health applicants will be assessed via MMI interview criteria. 

For medicine & Dentistry, applicants must undergo a panel discussion

Band 4 in Math

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Med & Dent. : double degree. 

Oral Health: direct

The University of Adelaide

Medicine at AU...

Dentistry at AU...

Oral Health at AU...

Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Oral Health 

Medicine: 90 (realistically 96+)

Dentistry: 90 (realistically 94+)

Oral Health: 70+

Yes - Makes up 20% of the total selection score. The overall score, as well as SiT score, is used. 

Yes - 40% of your total selection score. 6 STN MMI Interview for Medicine and Dentistry 

No interview for Oral Health

One of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics 

For dentistry two of Chem. Bio. Physics & Maths Methods

Yes

University of Auckland 

Visit UoA page...
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 

School leavers cannot apply directly into the MBChB, they are advised to apply via First Year entry.

See the university page for details 

Yes: 15% weighing medicine and dentistry.

Yes - 25% weighing

Selected candidates will be assessed via MMI interview format

School Chemistry and Biology are strongly recommended.

There are additional subject requirements for 1st Year of Biomed.

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

6 Years full-time (after 1st year of Biomedical science at UoA) 

USC Griffith 

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Bachelor of Medical Science at USC & Doctor of Medicine Griff

99.95

 No Not specified 

None Specified

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes - Conditional

UNE & NEWCASTLE UNI. JMP.

Visit JMP page...

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

94.3 general

91.4 rural 

Yes + PQA Personal Qualities Assessment onsite computer test

Yes - Candidates will be assessed via MSA interview assessment criteria.

None Specified

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes

Also offers non-standard paths.

UNSW

Visit UNSW page...

Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine

96+ general

Yes

Yes - Timed panel interview assessment criteria

Assumed knowledge of English Standard.

ESL and Fundamentals in English are not considered. 

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes

University of Queensland

Med. at UQ page...

Dent. at UQ page...

Doctor of Medicine provisional entry pathway

Dental Science (Hon.)

Med. & Dent: 95

Yes: for medicine and dentistry (25% weighing). Looks at overal score and can use the SjT and VR scores and aggregates. 

Yes -  Medicine pathway candidates will be assessed via MMI interview assessment criteria.

Yr 12 English

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Medicine: provisional

Dentistry: Direct

University of Southern  Queensland

Med. Pathway page...

Bacheloro of Biomedical Sciences (Medicine Pathway to MD at University of Queensland) 95+ Yes Yes -  Medicine pathway candidates will be assessed via MMI interview assessment criteria.

Yr 12 English (any level)

Yr 12 Maths (any level)

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: Double degree medicine pathway (7 yrs)

University of Tasmania

Visit UTAS page...

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

95+

Yes

 No interview 

English & Chemistry

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes - double degree

University of Western Australia

Visit UWA page...

Doctor of Medicine direct pathway

Doctor of Dental Medicine 

General: 99

Rural & BDWY: 96

Yes

Yes - Candidates will be assessed via MMI interview assessment criteria.

 Yes: Double degree medicine pathway (7 yrs)

Western Sydney University

Visit WSU page...

Doctor of Medicine (Joint program with CSU)

General: 95.5+

GWS: 93.5

 Rural: 91.5

IB: 38+ (35+ rural)

Yes - 25% weighing. Massive emphasis on the VR section of the UCAT.  Yes - MMI and Medical Admission Questionnaire. 75% weighing.

Recommended: Chemistry

* Please always check the official university page for any updates. 

Yes: 5 yrs

 

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