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.
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.
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:
The remaining four criteria will be selected each year from the following six:
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:
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:
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.
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.
DPM: Final ranking will be based on ATAR.
MPharm: Final ranking will be based ATAR and Interview and will be weighted 50:50.