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Western Sydney University

Sydney, Australia

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NOTE: Information in relation to WSU courses have been extracted from the University of Western Australia's official website. For more detailed and up-to-date information about the courses and programs please visit the WSU website...

 

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Admission criteria

Local (domestic) applicants.

To be eligible for a place in MBBS, applicants must meet three criteria:

  • Academic threshold. The ATAR (or equivalent) threshold is 95.5 for all non-Greater Western Sydney applicants and 93.5 for Greater Western Sydney applicants and 91.5 for Rural Entry Admission Scheme applicants.
  • UCAT threshold.
  • WSU medicine interview performance (interview structure - MMI)

From 2021, Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University will be delivering a Doctor of Medicine (MD) course together. The Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate entry degree that qualifies you to be a medical intern in Australia and New Zealand.

Successful applicants study their degree either in the Greater Western Sydney region at Western’s Campbelltown campus or in the Central NSW region at the Charles Sturt University, Orange campus.

WSU Medicine Interview Information, MMI

Applicants who meet both academic and UCAT thresholds are subsequently invited to interview. Final rankings for offers for the MD will be based on interview performance, plus UCAT ANZ scores (with a greater emphasis being on the interviews).

Changes to WSU MMI Interview process for 2021 entry for General and Rural Admission Scheme Applicants (REAS)

The Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) is still an entry requirement for the MD in 2021 however due to the restrictions in place to control the COVID-19 pandemic, all domestic General and REAS applicants will complete their interviews for 2021 entry via videoconferencing. 

The interview structure will remain the same in that each applicant will participate in a series of different 'stations'.

Each candidate will be required to answer the questions at each station.

Each station will have a different interviewer.

For those applicants who are invited to attend an interview, as part of the booking process, you will be provided with further information, including technology and identification requirements, links and advice about how to access your interview.

ADDITIONAL WSU MMI INTERVIEW UPDATE OCTOBER 2020:

JANUARY INTERSTATE INTERVIEW ROUND

Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia

We recognise the dates of our interviews clash with the Victorian VCE exams. As a result of that and other factors, the Joint Program in Medicine at WSU and CSU will now be holding interviews (via Zoom) for many of our INTERSTATE applicants in late January.  The dates will be advised on this page as soon as available. 

This will apply to REAS and other Domestic applicants from: Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.  Applicants from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will be offered interviews in the November interview period. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be contacted directly in relation to the scheduling of interviews.

The UCAT threshold can change each year and is impacted by the performance of all applicants competing for a place.  The School of Medicine has a policy not to disclose the UCAT threshold. GWS applicants may have a slightly lower ATAR and UCAT threshold for than non-GWS applicants.

Medical Admission Questionnaire (MAQ)

If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to complete two brief statements in response to the Medical Admissions Questionnaire (MAQ). Your statement will be used to inform some interview questions.

Western Sydney University (WSU) MMI / Medical Interview Important dates

2 March 2020 - UCAT ANZ Registration and booking opens

11 May 2020 - UCAT ANZ Registration closes

1 - 31 July 2020 - UCAT ANZ testing dates

1 August 2020 - Applications for 2021 intake open

30 September 2020 - Applications close for 2021 intake

26 October 2020 - Applicants invited to interviews/ assessments

16-20 November 2020  -    Charles Sturt University Interviews

23-27 November 2020  -    Western Sydney University Interviews

MMI interviews held at two locations does not determine your final study location.

Interviews for domestic applicants (Australian citizens and permanent residents)

Mid-December 2020 - ATAR release date

January 2021 - Round 1 offers released

Late January 2021 - Interstate MMI Interviews (Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia) MMI interviews held at two locations and does not determine your final study location.

8 February 2021 - 2021 MD Commencement Year 1 (International Students)

15 February 2021 - 2021 MD Commencement Year 1 (Domestic Students)

WSU Medicine Interview MMI 

MMIs will be held at the Western Sydney University's Campbelltown Campus and Charles Sturt University Orange campus. Candidates will book their own interview time and date via the Automated Interview Booking System (AIBS).

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure they are available for interview. No alternative arrangements will be made for applicants who are unable to attend during the scheduled time.

Applicants who are invited to attend an interview and fail to attend on the specified date, time and location will be regarded as having withdrawn their application. Only those candidates who attend an interview will be considered for final selection.

Full instructions will be included with your invitation to interview.

Invitations to REAS applicants for campus & facilities tours and on-campus accommodation will be forwarded via post once MMI invitations have been distributed.

There are five MBBS categories and it is important to know what category you fall into for the MBBS application process: 

There are five applicant categories and it is important you identify and apply under the correct category:

1. General Entry Applicants

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Includes current school leavers, non-current schools leavers (i.e. on a gap year or partially completed a university degree) and graduates. A graduate, for the purposes of applying to MBBS, is someone who has either completed their university degree or anticipates completing in the year of application. 

2. Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS)

Includes current school leavers, non-current school leavers and graduates. Following admission to the MBBS, rural students will study the same program as students who come through the general entry. For details on how to apply, go to Rural Entry Admission Scheme.

3. International Applicants

All applicants other than Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand citizens - either onshore or offshore.

4. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants

Eligible applicants may apply under this scheme - please visit the ATSI site (opens in new window)Opens in a new window for further information. For details on how to apply, visit Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants.

5. Transfer Requests

Please note transfer requests are NOT guaranteed. "Transfer requests" are only accepted from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (or equivalent course, including combined medical degrees) within Australia or New Zealand. If you have only studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Entry pathway. Transfer request category are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MBBS or MBBS/BA program via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded.

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