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The University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) - direct pathway

  • Dental Medicine - direct pathway

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) - direct pathway

  • Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) - direct pathway

UWA Medical Interview

If you have or expecting to receive a medical interview offer for University of Western Australia (UWA) then you should consider: -

Enrolling into UWA 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

Comprehensive Interview Training Package

Interview Techniques Textbook 

View all available Interview Preparation Resources offered through NIE

UWA Medical interview structure is MMI consisting of 8 stations with 10 minutes allocated to each station ( 2 minutes preparation time + 8 minutes answering time). 

Five of the stations will consist of a number of questions related to a given scenario. One of the stations will be about Explaining Skill Exercise  (School Leaver and Pharmacy applicants) or the Graduate Presentation Exercise (graduate applicants to medicine and dentistry). The other two stations may include rest and/or preparation stations.  

Interview Assessment Criteria 

The purpose of the interview is to allow applicants an opportunity to display some of the personal qualities considered desirable in medical and dental practitioners.

There are seven criteria used in the interview each year. All criteria (except Communication Skills) will be assessed in a specific station. Communication Skills will be assessed globally across all stations.

The list of criteria for the interview has been consolidated into nine topics, three of which will be constant across the years:

  • Communication Skills
  • Explaining Skills (School Leaver applicants) or Graduate Presentation Exercise (Graduate applicants)
  • Motivation/Commitment to a career in medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.

The remaining four criteria will be selected each year from the following six:

  • Awareness of social diversity
  • Provision of assistance
  • Self-awareness
  • Trust and trustworthiness
  • Values and ethics
  • Working with others

 UWA Medical Interview Dates 2019 - 2020 Medical Entry.

  • UWA Interview offers will be released mid-November 2019.
  • Eligible WA medicine and dentistry School Leaver applicants will be interviewed from late November - early December 2019. Please note that not all days will be used within the specified interview period. Applicants will have a very limited choice of the interview dates, hence please ensure that you are available for the whole interview period.
  • Mid-late January 2019 in Perth (eligible WA medicine and dentistry School Leaver applicants who were previously on academic reserve).
  • Mid-late January 2019 in Perth  (eligible Interstate medicine and dentistry School Leaver applicants).

UWA Medicine and Dentistry Pathways

There are Direct Pathways for domestic school leaver applicants for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are also Direct pathways for domestic school leaver applicants to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm).

Successful applicants to a Direct Pathway for medicine or dentistry will receive a conditional place in either the MD or the DMD. A place in the MD and DMD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5.

There are a number of Direct Pathways available for the MD and DMD:

  • High Academic Achievement Direct Pathway 
  • Broadway Direct Pathway
  • Rural Direct Pathway
  • Indigenous Pathway

Most of the above pathways will require ATAR + UCAT + Medical Interview + English Competency as part of the selection criteria. Please refer to UWA School of Medicine website for further information. 

 

Application process - UWA Doctor of Medicine (MD) - direct pathway

  • Applicants must register for and sit UCAT.
  • Applicants are required to lodge a TISC application, entering the relevant TISC course code(s).
  • Applications for the Direct Pathway to Medicine and the Direct Pathway to Dentistry will open early to mid-August and will close late September according to TISC deadlines.
  • Rural and Broadway eligibility forms must be submitted to the Faculty Admissions team by the Medicine and Dentistry TISC deadline.
  • Refer to the TISC guide for current course codes and application deadlines.

Western Australian applicants are also required to submit predicted ATAR information. After applications close, the Faculty Admissions team will provide the Predicted ATAR form to all applicants who have indicated a WA address on their TISC application (by mid-October). WA applicants who have not yet sat their final exams are required to submit a predicted result which is provided by their school. The form will include detailed instructions including steps required for students who have already completed their final exams.

Eligible applicants who are based outside Western Australia are interviewed during January and are therefore not required to submit a predicted result.

Applicants will be contacted after the WACE exams are complete regarding eligibility for interview. Applicants who are based outside Western Australia will be contacted after final ATAR results have been released.

Interviews will take place during:

  • Late November/Early December for WA-based applicants who are eligible based on UCAT ANZ and predicted ATAR or equivalent (or actual score where available)
  • Early January for WA-based applicants who are eligible based on UCAT ANZ and actual ATAR (or equivalent)
  • Mid to late January for applicants based outside WA who are eligible based on UCAT ANZ and actual ATAR (or equivalent)

 

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Master of Pharmacy

There are Direct Pathways for domestic school leavers for the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm).

Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in either the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine or Master of Pharmacy.

The condition of these places is as follows:

A place in the DPM or MPharm is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Faculty Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 5.0. 

Entry Requirements:
Minimum ATAR of 94 or equivalent (note that ATAR adjustments/bonuses may be available for applicants who attend Broadway Schools). Medical Interview for Master of Pharmacy only. 

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

Broadway and Rural Eligibility:

A select number of places are available in both the DPM and the MPharm for Rural and Broadway applicants.

Final Ranking:

DPM: Final ranking will be based on ATAR.

MPharm: Final ranking will be based ATAR and Interview and will be weighted 50:50.

 

 

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