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Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

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University of Monash Medical Interview - Selection for Monash Medicine Multiple Mini interviews (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UCAT and ATAR scores. The cut-off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort. Over the past 21 years, NIE has helped hundreds 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 for which you can enroll now. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve success at your medical interviews. For the full list of medical interview products and services click here...


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

 

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

 

About Monash Medicine Interview - Monash MMI Interview 

Selection for Monash Medicine Multiple Mini interviews (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UCAT and ATAR scores. The cut-off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort.

When are Monash Medicine Interviews are held?

Week commencing 12 October 2020  - eligible applicants, those who have sat the UCAT this year and have one of the medicine courses as a preference, will receive an email from the Faculty.

At this time applicants will be invited to apply for the Dean’s Rural List and Dean’s Indigenous List. Applications for DRL will close on 6th November 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will not receive any correspondence regarding the outcome of their DRL application from the University.

NOTE: It is the applicants' responsibility to regularly check their email including their SPAM and TRASH folders. Please do not contact the Faculty Admission Unit unless you have thoroughly checked your emails.

 

All interviews will be held online via Zoom

  • Week commencing 2 December 2020 - Invitations for an interview** to be sent (subject to change)
  • 15, 16 & 17 December 2020** - Medicine interviews (MMI)
  • 30 December 2020 - Year 12 results released in Victoria.
  • 6  & 7 January 2021 - further Medicine interviews (MMI) if required.
  • 20 & 21 January 2021 - interstate & New Zealand interviews

What does Monash Medicine Interview asses?

Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for the selection of students into a medical degree. MMI Stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s:

  • Motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Empathetic reasoning
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Advocacy

The Monash Medicine MMI format allows the Faculty to determine which applicants possess the personal qualities required to succeed in the MD program as well as the qualities that we are looking for in health care professionals.

Application and Interview timeline for domestic medicine applicants

2021 Entry
2nd March  - 11 May

Registration for UCAT is open at UCAT ANZ and book your testing venue, date and time.

1st July - 31 July

Sit the UCAT test at your nominated date, time and venue.

August

Digital Open Day on 29, 30 & 31 August 2020.

September

Apply through VTAC - by 30th September 2020 at 5pm (including Scholarships and SEAS applications).
Telephone: 1300 364 133 Web: www.vtac.edu.au

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants who wish to be considered for Medicine at Monash in 2021 MUST apply to VTAC by the close of timely applications. Only those applicants who include at least one Medicine code in their preferences at this time will be considered. If you remove Medicine from your preferences after the closing of applications, you cannot add it back to your preferences and you will no longer be eligible to be considered.

  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) - VTAC code: 2800311231
  • Extended Rural Cohort (ERC) - VTAC code: 2800311261
  • Bonded Medical Place (BMP) - VTAC code 2800311251

UCAT results released.  If you have not sat the UCAT test this year, you will not be eligible to apply for medicine for the 2021 intake.

October

Week commencing 12 October 2020  - eligible applicants, those who have sat the UCAT this year and have one of the medicine courses as a preference, will receive an email from the Faculty.

At this time applicants will be invited to apply for the Dean’s Rural List and Dean’s Indigenous List. Applications for DRL will close on 6th November 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will not receive any correspondence regarding the outcome of their DRL application from the University.

NOTE: It is the applicants' responsibility to regularly check their email including their SPAM and TRASH folders. Please do not contact the Faculty Admission Unit unless you have thoroughly checked your emails.

December / January / February

All interviews will be held online via Zoom

  • Week commencing 2 December 2020 - Invitations for an interview** to be sent (subject to change)
  • 15, 16 & 17 December 2020** - Medicine interviews (MMI)
  • 30 December 2020 - Year 12 results released in Victoria.
  • 6  & 7 January 2021 - further Medicine interviews (MMI) if required.
  • 20 & 21 January 2021 - interstate & New Zealand interviews

Important Notes Regarding the Interviews:

  • Interviews are scheduled at the discretion of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • **Due to COVID-19 and VCE results late released date, December interviews (only) will be based on an applicant's UCAT total score.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview via email and will be required to log in to an online system to self-allocate a time to attend. Once the system closes, changes will not be permitted and late requests cannot be accommodated.
  • Applicants should make themselves available for all published dates if they wish to remain eligible for Medicine at Monash.
  • There are no other options available for interview, all interviews are using the MMI format.
  • Only those applicants who attend an interview will remain eligible for an offer.Domestic Students requirements

The Direct Entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) offered at Clayton Campus, is only available to applicants who have completed Year 12 studies (or VCE equivalent) no more than two years prior, and have not commenced other studies at a tertiary level during that time. Applicants who have commenced tertiary study, including AQF Level Certificate IV and above, are ineligible to apply for this course and should consider the graduate entry program. The course is 5 years in duration and there is only one intake per year, which is in February. Applicants must submit their preferences to the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) by the timely application closing date. The Medicine program at Monash cannot be added after the close of timely applications. Applicants who remove Medicine from their preferences after the close of timely applications will not be able to add it back into their preference and will not be eligible to be considered further for the course.

2020 Doctor of Medicine Handbook

  • ATAR of at least 90 or Year 12 equivalent, English and Chemistry
  • UCAT 

All three components are weighted equally.

1. UCAT

All domestic applicants are required to undertake the UCAT. Selection for an interview (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UCAT and ATAR scores. 

2. ATAR or Year 12 Equivalent

To be considered for a place in the Direct Entry Medical program at Monash University, you will need to have a high study score of at least 35 (out of a score of 50) English as an Alternate Language or 30 (out of a score of 50) in English, and at least 30 (out of a score of 50) in Chemistry. The minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90.

The IB requirements are at least a 5 in Standard English or a 4 in High Level English or 6 in standard English B (ESL) or 5 in High Level English B (ESL) and a 5 in Standard Chemistry or a 4 in High Level Chemistry.

For the most up-to-date information about admission into Medicine at Monash University, please consult 2020 Doctor of Medicine Handbook

3.  Monash Medical Interview - MMI

Monash also offers 4 different Special Entry Schemes

  • Dean's Indigenous' List (DIL)
  • Dean's Rural List (DRL)
  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
  • Monash Guarantee 

International Students requirements

  • ATAR (or Year 12 equivalent)
  • ISAT
  • Interview

For the most up-to-date information about admission into Medicine at Monash University for the international students, please consult 2020 Doctor of Medicine Handbook

Bachelor of Biomedical Science pathway to graduate Medicine...

Read about the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) pathway via the Biomedical Science degree. This is of value to those students who are looking at alternative (Plan B) pathways to get into postgraduate Medicine. Do keep in mind though, that this pathway would also be extremely competitive and completing of this degree does not guarantee entry into Medicine. 

In short, at least 50 of the available places in the Graduate Entry Medicine program are reserved for students who have completed Monash University's Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Generally, only students who commence a first-year undergraduate Biomedical Science degree at Monash University will be considered eligible for entry via this pathway into Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash University. Read more...

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