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The University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery entry requirements:

  1. Performance in the UCAT (20% of your total score).
  2. Performance in University of Adelaide Medical Interview (offered to the top UCAT performers) (40% of your total score).
  3. ATAR of 90 or above (40% of your total score).

Approximately 800 applicants will be invited to attend an MBBS interview. There is one round of interviews for the MBBS degree which will be conducted from late November and into December 2019. Please note: The University reserves the right to run additional interview sessions if necessary.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for their interview.

If you have or expecting to receive a medical interview offer for Adelaide University Medicine or Dentistry 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. 

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Comprehensive Interview Training Package

Interview Techniques Textbook 

View all available Interview Preparation Resources offered through NIE

For all applicants, with the exception of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway, interview eligibility is based on your performance in the UCAT, with each of sections 1-4 having equal weight. Section 5 of the UCAT (the Situational Judgment Test) component of the test will not be used to determine eligibility for interview or admission entry in 2020. On Tuesday the 29th of October 2019, you will receive an email from the University of Adelaide to the email address provided in your SATAC application. This email will contain important information about how to log onto Adelaide Admissions system to see your interview eligibility outcome. If you are eligible, you will be able to book an interview from a selection of times within the defined interview period on a first-come, first-served basis. Whilst the booking system is open you can cancel and reschedule your interview by logging back into  Adelaide Admissions system. If you are not eligible, your application for 2020 entry will not progress further and we would encourage you to action your back up plans. Only those who are eligible to book and attend an interview will remain in consideration for an offer into the degree. Interview invitations are based on performance in the UCAT and do not take into account an applicant’s academic record.

The University of Adelaide offers five other pathways into medicine:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)
  • Wirltu Yarlu Education Access Pathway
  • Higher Education Pathway
  • Rural Background Entry Pathway
  • Secondary School Leaver Pathway

 See pages 9-10 for more info on the above pathways into medicine at the University of Adelaide. 

University of Adelaide Medical Interview and assessment criteria:

The University of Adelaide Interviews for the MBBS degree is a semi-structured oral assessment comprising of two 15 minute sessions. In each session, an applicant will be interviewed by a panel of up to two interviewers The interview will assess skills and qualities considered important for undertaking the degree and for use in future professional practice. The interview comprises of a series of scenarios and questions and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your personal qualities, including:

• Motivation and self-awareness

• Critical thinking and problem-solving

• Attention to detail and professional behaviour

• Interpersonal and communication skills

• Prioritising and conscientiousness

• Aptitude for group learning and teamwork

• Compatibility and understanding of the degree and applicable health profession

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

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

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants are set out in the '2020 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Admissions Guide'.

 

University of Adelaide - Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Entry requirements:

ATAR, UCAT, Medical Interview. 

Students must achieve an ATAR of 90 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 33 or above or the interstate/overseas equivalent. A minimum GPA of 5.0 .

Bonus Points: Bonus points for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree are available for school-leaver applicants.

University of Adelaide - Dentistry Interview

Interviews for the BDS degree will generally be of 15 minutes duration. An applicant will be assessed by a panel of two interviewers.

For all applicants, with the exception of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway, interview eligibility is based on your performance in the UCAT, with each of sections 1-4 having equal weight. Section 5 of the UCAT (the Situational Judgment Test) component of the test will not be used to determine eligibility for interview or admission entry in 2020. On Tuesday the 29th of October 2019, you will receive an email from the University of Adelaide to the email address provided in your SATAC application.

  • The interview will focus on an applicant’s:
  • Knowledge of the University of Adelaide BDS degree
  • Motivation to become a Dentist
  • Compatibility with the University of Adelaide BDS degree
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Applicants are also encouraged to have discussions with dentists, dental specialists, dental academics; observing a dental practitioner in a variety of practice settings; hands-on experience e.g. dental assistant work.

For all applicants, with the exception of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway, interview eligibility is based on your performance in the UCAT, with each of sections 1-4 having equal weight. Section 5 of the UCAT (the Situational Judgment Test) component of the test will not be used to determine eligibility for interview or admission entry in 2020. On Tuesday the 29th of October 2019, you will receive an email from the University of Adelaide to the email address provided in your SATAC application. Approximately 300 applicants will be invited to attend a BDS interview. There is one round of interviews for the BDS degree which will be conducted from late November and into December 2019. Please note: The University reserves the right to run additional interview sessions if necessary.

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

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants, as well as:

University of Adelaide medical interview questions, University of Adelaide medicine interview dates, and University of Adelaide dentistry dental surgery interview dates are set out in the '2020 Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Oral health Admissions Guide'.

The University of Adelaide also offers five other pathways into dentistry:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)
  • Wirltu Yarlu Education Access Pathway
  • Higher Education Pathway
  • Rural Background Entry Pathway
  • Secondary School Leaver Pathway

 See pages 9-10 for more info on the above pathways into dentistry at the University of Adelaide. 

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