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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 UCAT 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 medical interview.

If you have or expecting to receive a medical interview offer for Monash University Medicine then you should consider:

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

Personalised 1-on-1 preparation with NIE Senior Interviews Trainer

Interview Advanced Studio 2.0 Workshop - 30 Nov 2019 - MELBOURNE 

Comprehensive Interview Training Package

Interview Techniques Textbook 

View all available Interview Preparation Resources offered through NIE

Week commencing 16th December 2019 - Invitations to Monash Medicine interview will be emailed to eligible VCE applicants as well as Victorian and national Dean’s Rural List (DRL) and Dean’s Indigenous List (DIL) applicants.

When are Monash Medicine Interviews are held?

Monash University Medical Interviews will be held on the 3, 6, 7 and 8 January 2020 for Victorian VCE and National DRL and DIL applicants.

Interviews for Victorian IB applicants will be held on the 8 January 2020.

Mid-January 2020, invitations to interview will be emailed to eligible interstate and NZ applicants.

Interviews for Interstate and NZ applicants will be held on the 21 and 22 January 2020.

 

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 MMI consists of six or eight interview stations. At each station, the applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes followed by two minutes for scoring and changeover (that 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.

Monash University Medicine application and interview timeline for domestic applicants

 
1st March  - 17th 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.

September

Apply through VTAC by Friday 30th September 2019 (including Scholarships and SEAS applications).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants who wish to be considered for Medicine at Monash in 2020 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 Friday 30th September 2019, 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 2020 intake.

October

22nd October - eligible applicants, those who have sat the UCAT this year and have one of the medicine courses as a preference, will receive an email regarding the interview process and dates.

At this time applicants will also be invited to apply for the Dean’s Rural List and Dean’s Indigenous List. Applications for DRL will close on 8th November at 5pm.

NOTE: It is 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

  • Friday 13th December 2019  - Year 12 results released in Victoria.
  • Week commencing 16th December 2019 - Invitations to interview will be emailed to eligible VCE applicants as well as Victorian and national Dean’s Rural List (DRL) and Dean’s Indigenous List (DIL) applicants

NOTE: Monash will not be offering any places in the Medicine program in the December Round offers. If you wish to be considered for a place in medicine you will need to keep the medicine as a preference and NOT remove it during the December change of preference period.

January

  • 3, 6, 7 and 8 January 2020: Interviews for Victorian VCE and National DRL and DIL applicants
  • 8 January 2020: Interviews for Victorian IB applicants
  • Mid-January 2019: January Round offers made through VTAC
  • Mid-January 2019: Invitations to interview will be emailed to eligible interstate and NZ applicants
  • 21 & 22 January 2020: Interviews for Interstate and NZ applicants.

February

  • Early-February 2020: Round 2 offers made through VTAC
  • Mid-February: Possible further Medicine offers may be made via VTAC
  • Compulsory attendance at MedStart Program: Late February 2020
  • Orientation Week: 24 February 2020
  • Semester 1: 2 March 2020

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...

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

 

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