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Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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.

2018 brochure

  • ATAR of at least 90 or Year 12 equivalent
  • 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.

1. UMAT

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. Multiple Mini Interviews / Monash MMI Interview for Medicine

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.

Monash Interviews for 2018 entry will be held in early  January 2018.

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
  • Empathic reasoning
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Advocacy

Each applicant is given two minutes reading time followed by eight minutes to answer five questions relevant to the scenario. At the completion of the eight minutes, there is a further two minute change over and reading time for the next scenario. 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.

Monash University interview and selection schedule for 2018 entry for Medicine and Physiotherapy

Victorian Applicants

Friday 15 December 2017 - VCE results released.

Week commencing 18 December 2017 - VCE applicants advised of interview eligibility for Medicine and Physiotherapy.

Achieve maximum Interview-readiness by attending NIE Interview Workshop.

Wednesday 3 and 4 January 2018 - Medicine interviews for VCE applicants.

Friday 5 January 2018 - Physiotherapy interviews for VTAC domestic applicants.

Monday 8 January 2018 - Medicine interviews for VCE applicants.

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - IB results released.

By 5 January 2018 - Victorian IB applicants advised of interview eligibility for Medicine and Physiotherapy. Applicants should note that there will be a very short turnaround time between invitations being sent and attending interviews. Applicants need to be vigilant in checking their emails at this time.

Monday 8 January 2018 - Victorian IB applicant interviews for Medicine and Physiotherapy.

Interstate Applicants

Early to mid January 2018 - Interstate applicants' results released.

From Tuesday 16 January 2018 - Interstate applicants will be advised of interview eligibility for Medicine and Physiotherapy.

Achieve maximum Interview-readiness by attending NIE Interview Workshop.

Tuesday 23 January 2018 - Interstate applicants will be advised of interview eligibility for Medicine and Physiotherapy.

Wednesday 24 January 2018 - Physiotherapy interviews for interstate and New Zealand applicants.

RURAL APPLICANTS (Victorian and Interstate) Medicine applicants ONLY.

By Friday 17 November 2017 - Register for Dean’s Rural List (DRL).

3, 4, 8 January 2018 - Medicine interviews for DRL applicants. 

For Medicine updates on the selection process.

For Physiotherapy Information, visit the Department website

Read 2017 Admission Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine Information Booklet

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...

We also highly encourage you to read about the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) pathway via the Biomedical Science degree. This is especially important for the students who are looking at alternative (Plan B) pathways to get into postgraduate Medicine. 

In short, as of 2017, 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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