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Services and resources offered by NIE to assist with University of Sydney entry requirements into medicine

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Important: Following information has been copied as a form of reference from the University of Sydney website in September 2021. We highly recommend that you visitthe University of Sydney Medical School Page for the most up-to-date and more comprehensive information about the Bond University medical program. 

DOUBLE DEGREE MEDICINE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE

The Double Degree Medicine program comprises a three-year undergraduate degree in either arts or science followed by a four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine. Refer to 513200 Bachelor of Arts and 513910 Bachelor of Science for the undergraduate component.

In order to progress to the Doctor of Medicine, you need to meet all progression requirements (including satisfactorily completing a zero-credit point unit of study in Medicine) during your first-degree studies, as specified under the  Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine or Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine course rules found in the respective faculty handbook.

You will then be able to begin the Doctor of Medicine without being required to sit for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), or to participate in the selection process for entry into the Doctor of Medicine.

Areas of study:Arts: A major from 513200 Bachelor of Arts Table A, another major, or a minor, units from the Open Learning Environment, and elective units from Table S.
Science: A major from 513910 Bachelor of Science Table A and a second major, or a minor and elective units, from Table A or Table S, and the Open Learning Environment. Successful applicants for the Bachelor of Science have the option to enrol in the Medical Science stream. For more information on this option refer to 513925 Bachelor of Science (Medical Science).

Career opportunities: General practice or specialisation. Following a compulsory internship, most doctors obtain additional hospital experience. Experience and study under the supervision of one of the specialist colleges is required before gaining specialist qualifications or vocational registration as a general practitioner.

Professional recognition: Graduates are eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Practical experience: You will undertake clinical placements. Throughout the Doctor of Medicine. Contact with patients and observation of the physical aspects of disease commences in the first year of the Doctor of Medicine and continues to the final year.

Fees and charges: The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current University of Sydney fee information.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Additional selection criteria: Entry to the Double Degree Medicine program is extremely competitive and up to 30 domestic and 10 international places may be offered. Selection is on the basis of your ATAR (expected to be 99.95 for 2021 entry) and performance in an assessment process, including a written assessment and a panel discussion session. The assessments will be held from December 2020 and you will be contacted by email or telephone if you are eligible. Assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible Year 12 candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR results.

You are only eligible for admission to the first available course intake following receipt of your final results. If your results are not available in time to be considered for the 2021 intake (ie prior to the issue of invitations to the January 2021 assessment), you may be eligible to apply for the 2022 intake.

Application process and timeline

Important note: There are limited places available for this course. Applicants who receive an unconditional offer must confirm their place and enrol within ten calendar days of the date of their offer letter or the offer will lapse.

Timeline for entry

Please note: dates for 2022 entry may be subject to change. Please use the below as a guide.

  • Thu 1 April 2021: UAC applications open; E12 applications open
  • Sun 19 September 2021: E12 applications close
  • Thu 30 September 2021: Close of on time UAC applications
  • Fri 8 October 2021: Online assessment for international applicants
  • Sun 31 October 2021: Close of direct international applications to the University
  • Wed 15 December 2021: Online assessment for international applicants
  • Thu 6 January 2022: Close of adding the BSc/MD as a preference to be considered for the Assessment 
  • Wed 19 January 2022: Online assessment day 1 for domestic applicants - assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results. 
  • Thu 20 January 2022: ATARs released
  • Fri 21 January 2022: Online assessment day 2 for domestic applicants - assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results.
  • Tue 25 January 2022: Online assessment for international applicants.
  • Wed 26 January 2022: UAC January Round 2 offers released (Domestic)

It is anticipated that domestic applicants will attend an assessment day online for 2022 entry only.

Admission criteria

Applying for Admission

The University is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we remain guided by NSW Government instructions and restrictions. The admissions process for the 2022 intake has been reviewed, but may be subject to further changes. Please revisit this website on a regular basis for any updates.

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

  • secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents).  An ATAR of 99.95 or equivalent is required*.
  • An online assessment process including a written assessment followed by a panel discussion.
  • English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

You are only eligible for admission to the first available course intake following receipt of your final results. If your results are not available in time to be considered for the 2022 intake (ie prior to the issue of invitations to the January 2022 assessment), you may be eligible to apply for the 2023 intake. Assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results.  

*Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants (a minimum ATAR of 90 to be considered) and E12 applicants (a minimum ATAR of 99.5 to be considered). Eligible applicants will be invited to attend the assessment process after ATAR (or other secondary education qualification) results are released. For details, visit admission pathways.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential tasks and activities necessary to be able to achieve the core learning outcomes of a course. They are specific to a particular course or discipline. To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for this course.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 or 2 (Band E3). For details on the prerequisite, and how it applies to you, visit: Mathematics course prerequisites.

Note: you must meet the ATAR (or equivalent) and prerequisite requirements to be invited to attend assessment day.

Quota

Each year, up to 30 domestic and 10 international places can be offered (this includes both the Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine double degrees).

 

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