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Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

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 UMAT and ATAR scores. The cut off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for their interview.

Enrol into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

Monash Medical Interview offers will be made in late December 2018. The interviews entry be held on the 3, 4, 7 and 8 of January 2019. 

8 of January interviews will be held for IB applicants. 

Mid-January 2019 interview offers will be made to eligible interstate and NZ applicants. Interviews will be held on the 22 and 23 of January 2019.

Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for selection of students. 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 MMI consists of eight interview stations. At each station, the applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes followed by two minutes for scoring and changeover (tha is,  10 minutes per station) with a 'circuit’ taking 90-100 minutes to complete. Applicants will be invited via email to attend the MMI which will be held at Clayton campus. 

The 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.


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.

2019 Doctor of Medicine Handbook

  • ATAR of at least 90 or Year 12 equivalent, English and Chemistry
  • UMAT 
  • Monash Interview, MMI style questions. If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for Monash University then you should consider enroling into NIE Monash MMI Interview Preparation Workshop.

All three components are weighted equally.


All domestic applicants are required to undertake the UMAT. Selection for interview (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UMAT and ATAR scores. The cut off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort. Students must have achieved a minimum of 50 for each of the three sections of this test.  

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 but usually a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of the applicants.

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.

3.  Monash Medical Interview - MMI

Monash University Doctor of Medicine interview and selection schedule for 2019

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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

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...

Email NIE to discuss further details about the MMI structure and MMI styles of the interview questions for Monash University.


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