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Charles Darwin University

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Important: Following information has been copied as a form of reference from CDU website on September 2023. We highly recommend that you visit Charles Darwin University website for most up to date and more comprehensive information about the CDU medical entry program. 

Degree/s - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences + Doctor of medicine (MD) - (Undergraduate)
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) - (Post-graduate)
Campus locations Casuarina campus
Duration Medicine - Undergraduate (Bachelor of Clinical Sciences + Doctor of Medicine ) - 6 years
- Post-graduate entry - 4 years
Start Date February - Semester 1
Entry requirements

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences course is a direct pathway for CDU students to study medicine, on campus in Darwin. This course is part of a double degree with the Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) offered by Flinders University. The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences is the first award of this double degree. Completion of the first two years of the course to a specific grade point average standard and within the specified time frame, guarantees entry into the the Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP), which you will begin in your third year of study. Whether you are a school leaver or university graduate in the Territory, the NTMP allows you to undertake your entire medical training in the Northern Territory. Places are only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents

Undergraduate Entry - Application process
This course has a two-step application process:

1. Registration to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Registration to sit UCAT opens 1 March 2023 and closes 17 May 2023. Testing begins 3 July 2023 with final testing held no later than 11 August 2023. Only UCAT scores from 2023 will be used for 2024 applications.
2. An application to SATAC where you will be asked to enter your UCAT identification number and provide a residency and indigeneity statutory declaration.

Graduate Entry
- GAMSAT required. Shortlisted applicants will be subject to an interview.

For medicine -
90 + / 85 + for First Nations Students.

Tertiary students: Current tertiary students are eligible to apply. Please visit Charles Darwin university for more details.
Subject prerequisites: None. The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements. See Charles Darwin University for more details.
Recommended studies:
For medicine - Chemistry, English. Also it is worth considering mathematics as it may make you elligable for additional adjustment point to be added to you application score. 

UCAT: Required for Bachelor of Clinical science at Charles Darwin University. Ranking for offers of positions requires an entry score combining ATAR (90%), and University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) - derived score (10%). The UCAT ANZ derived score will be based on results from five sections of the UCAT ANZ test (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement). The level of achievement the university requires will vary each year, determined by the performance of all applicants competing for a place in the Joint Program in Medicine course and will not be disclosed.

Charles Darwin University Medicine Interviews:

For undergraduate entry - No Interview.
For Post-graduate entry
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

Number of places Medicine JMP: 12 places available each year. NT Resident sub-quota (5). NT indigenous sub-quota (5). National Indigenous sub-quota (2). Also 5 International places. 
Additional information For detailed information about the application process and up to date course admission guides, please visit Charles Darwin University's official website.

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