The University of Western 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 Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now 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.
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 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
- Trust and trustworthiness
- Values and ethics
- Working with others
UWA Interview Dates
- Late November/early December in Perth (eligible WA medicine and dentistry School Leaver applicants).
- Mid-late January 2018 in Perth (eligible WA medicine and dentistry School Leaver applicants who were previously on academic reserve).
- Mid-late January 2018 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 + UMAT + Medical Interview + English Competency as part of the selection criteria. Please refer to UWA School of Medicine website for further information.
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.
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.