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Griffith University

How can NIE help you with getting into a medical degree at Griffith University:

UCAT – To be eligible for the undergraduate pathway into medicine, applicants will need to sit the UCAT and achieve a competitive score. NIE works in partnership with Kaplan who is the world leader in UCAT preparation resources. We also offer intensive UCAT preparation workshops, personal UCAT training and hardcopy UCAT preparation textbooks. For the full list of UCAT preparation resources click here....

GAMSAT Medical Interviews– To be eligible for the postgraduate pathway into medicine, applicants will need to sit the GAMSAT. Following the achievement of a competitive score, applicants will be offered a postgraduate medical interview. NIE offers a Medical Interview Techniques Manual which students find absolutely essential tool for GAMSAT Interview / Oral Assessment preparation. For those who feel that they would like an extra edge and complete training, NIE also offers personalised one-on-one mock interviews and coaching with personalised feedback and university-specific training sessions. 

NOTE: Information in relation to Flinders’ courses have been extracted from the Flinders’ University official website. For more detailed and up-to-date information about the courses and programs please visit the Griffith University website …

Degree/s - Bachelor of Medical Science + Doctor of Medicine (MD) - Undergraduate (For school leavers)
- Doctor of Medicine - Post graduate entry only
- Bachelor of Dental Health Science + Master of Dentistry (School leavers and higher)
Campus locations Medicine - Nathan + Gold Coast
Dentistry - Gold coast
Duration Medicine - Bachelor of Medicine Science (2 years) + Doctor of Medicine (4 years) - Full time
Dentistry - Bachelor of Dental Health Science (3 years) + Master of Dentistry (2 years)
Start Date February
Entry requirements

How to apply
- Medicine - Apply via QTAC, completion of a Bachelor of Medicine Science program with a GPA of at least 5
- Dentistry - Apply via QTAC, sit the UCAT in Year 1,

ATAR:
For medicine -
99.85
For dentistry - 99+ (Lower for rural applicants)/ IB 42
Tertiary students: Current tertiary students are eligible to apply. Please visit Griffith university website for more details.
Subject prerequisites: Medicine - Nil
Dentistry - Nil
Assumed knowledge:
For medicine - Maths Methods, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 
For dentistry - English and one of Chemistry, Biology or Maths Methods

UCAT:
For dentistry: Required for dentistry at Griffith university. The UCAT ANZ scores will determine a ranked list for interview. The level of achievement the university requires will vary each year, determined by the performance of all applicants competing for a place in the Densitry course and will not be disclosed.
For medicine: 
Selection for admission to an undergraduate degree is made on the basis of academic merit (ATAR). The Overall Score from UCAT ANZ, if available, will be used for second order ranking within an ATAR band. Applicants without a UCAT ANZ result will still be considered for selection, but will be ranked at the bottom of their ATAR band.

Interview:

Not required for the bachelor of medical science / medicine pathway.

For Post-graduate medicine - Interviews are conducted as a Multi-Station Mini Interview (MMI). You will be asked a series of questions in relation to a scenario and will comprise of eight separate assessment stations, all of whiich will be completed by each candidate. The Griffth University Multi-station Admissions Assessment (GUMSAA) interview has been designed to assess qualities such as communication skills, empathy, ethical judgement, professionalism, decision-making, motivation, learning style/team-work skills, personal management and self-evaluation skills and prosocial attitude.

For dentistry - Selection for admission to the Bachelor of Dental Health Science degreee is based on performance in the Multiple mini Interview (MMI). Following the University receiving UCAT ANZ results, applicants will be selected for the Multiple Mini Interviews based on their score. The MMI's will require students to attend an online multi-station interview over two days in Late November. The interviews will assess applicants suitability based on five factors:
- Motivation to study and work in Dentistry,
- Teamwork skills,
- Communication and Empathy,
- Ethics and Social Awareness
- Critical Thinking skills.

Graduate Entry - Doctor of Medicine (MD) - GAMSAT pathway
- Complete bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.00
- GAMSAT test with a minimum of 50 in each of the 3 sections (Each GPA and GAMSAT score each have a 50% weighting)
- Success in the Griffth University Multi-station Admissions Assessment (GUMSAA) interview

Griffith university interview dates:

Dentistry interviews are carried out over two days towards the end of November each year. 

Interviews for all postgraduate medical applicants will be held at Griffith University's Gold Coast campus is September. Undergraduate dental applicants are interviewed in late November.
Number of places Medicine: 200 in the Doctor of Medicine course / 80 places reserved for undergraduate entry through the Bachelor of Medical Science pathway
Dentistry: 40
Additional information For detailed information about the application process and up-to-date course admission guides, please visit Griffith University's official website.

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