Australian National University (ANU) Medical School Summary
The ANU medical degree is a postgraduate degree, so you need to have completed previous university study in order to do medicine at ANU.
Scroll down to see the available entry paths to ANU medicine
There are 3 possible paths to medicine at ANU.
Path 1 - Bachelor degree, Honours, Masters by research or PhD (any degree, any university).
There are no prerequisite undergraduate degrees and no requirement for undergraduate degrees to have been completed at ANU, so this means, if you have a Bachelor degree from any recognised university, you're able to apply.
ANU also accepts applications from students who have undertaken further university studies - Honours degrees, Masters by research and PhDs.
So basically, provided you have completed at least one undergraduate degree, you can apply to ANU's medical program.
In addition to this path, ANU provides 2 paths that are ANU specific. These paths can provide guaranteed entry paths to ANU medicine.
Path 2 - Bachelor of Health Science degree (ANU) and
Path 3 - Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science degree (ANU).
You need a high ATAR (of 99) to be accepted into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science degree, compared to 90 for the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Neither of these degrees have nominated subject prerequisites - though it's worth noting, that certain science courses that can be taken in either of these Bachelor degrees, may have specific prerequisites.
How the paths compare
ANU Bachelor of Health Science degree, and ANU Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) - Science degree applicants do not have to sit the GAMSAT, though all other applicants for the medical degree do.
How selection works
The selection criteria for ANU medicine comprises a 2 stage process (like many other universities):-
Stage 1 - For students who are applying with Bachelor, Honours, Masters by research or PhD's, your GPA and GAMSAT results (50% for each) are used to determine who's offered an interview.
Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science applicants also need to be interviewed, though it is not specified how an offer of interview is determined.
Stage 2 - For students who are applying with Bachelor, Honours, Masters by research or PhD's, your interview results (50%) are then combined with your GPA and GAMSAT (25% each), to determine offers of a place in ANU's medical degree.
Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science applicants are selected based on their interview results as well as GPA (for Bachelor of Health Science students) or academic performance for Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science students. Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science students academic performance is set at a minimum of 80% in the first 3 years and also includes successful completion of the Advanced Studies Course in an area of medical research.
Placement in the medical program also requires successful completion of the respective Bachelor degree.
Important changes for 2020 entry
ANU have announced major changes for domestic student entry into undergraduate degrees for 2020 entry and beyond. In addition to the above requirements, students will now have to prove they have:
Co-curricular or service requirement skills - demonstrate a minimum of 3 (out of a total of 7) skills. These skills need to be documented by 31 May in the year preceding entry.
Conditional offer - students will now apply to ANU in March of the preceding year (eg March 2019 for 2020 entry) and a conditional offer based on the student's Year 11 results, will be made in August. Conditional offers will need to be accepted by the end of August. The offer will then be confirmed after Year 12 results are received.
An important qualification
Study Medicine information has been compiled from Australian university information sources and therefore is a guide. Authoritative information is provided by the university only. Make sure you obtain information directly from the university before making any decisions.
The above information is intended to help you understand the ANU medical degree and the available paths to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with ANU.