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La Trobe University

Services and resources offered by NIE to assist with La Trobe University entry requirements into relevant medical courses

Please note: The National Institute of Education is a privately run organisation and we are in no way associated or affiliated with La Trobe University. Our primary mission statement is to provide NIE clients with the most up-to-date information, advice, educational & training services, and resources in order to assist them with their journey into medical degrees across all Australian and New Zealand Universities. 

The dentistry interview offers for La Trobe University will be based on the results of your UCAT. Over the past 24 years, NIE has helped thousands of successful applicants to become better prepared for their medical and dental admission interviews. We offer a range of intensive and highly effective interview preparation programs to best prepare you for the La Trobe MMI Interviews.

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Important: Following information has been adapted from La Trobe University website in August 2023. We highly recommend that you visit La Trobe University website for the most up-to-date and more comprehensive information about their programs. 
Degree Bachelor of Biomedical Science (medical) + Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Dental Science (Honors)
Campus locations Albury-Wodonga Bendigo (BSC)
Shepparton (MD)
Bendigo - Bachelor of dental science
Duration Bachelor of Biomedical Science (medical) ( 3 years ) + Doctor of Medicine (4 years)
Bachelor of Dental Science (Honors) - 5 years full time
Start Date February
Entry requirements

How to apply
- Apply through UAC or VTAC
- If invited, attend an interview
- Applicants must complete a Rurality form

Pathway - graduate entry Doctor of Medicine
- To progress into the graduate entry Doctor of Medicine offered by the University of Melbourne in Shepparton you'll need a WAM of 70 and be committed to living in a regional area.

ATAR: Makes up 30% of the total admission score
- 80 - Min ATAR without SEAS adjustment
- 91.5 - lowest selectioin rank (including adjustment factors)

- 99.05 - 2022 lowest selection rank (including adjustment factors)

Subject prerequisites:
VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. HSC: One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 3), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 4).

VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Biology.

Recommended studies: Biology
UCAT: Not required for medicine at La Trobe University. However it is a requirement for Dentistry at La Trobe university.
Interview: For medicine makes up 70% of the total admission score of medicine.
La Trobe uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for the selection of students. The MMI will consists of situational questions focusing on: advocacy, collaboration, critical thinking, empathy, ethical reasoning, motivation, and regional identification. The applicant must demonstrate adequate communication skills at the MMI.

Not required for dentistry.

La Trobe University medicine interview dates:

Applicants offered a MMI will be sent an email in late December detailing the interview process and are required to attend interviews in early January.

Number of places Medicine: 15 places in the undergraduate program
Dentistry - 10 places
Additional information For detailed information about the application process and up to date course admission guides, please visit La Trobe University's official website.

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