Griffith University/University of the Sunshine Coast Medicine - detailed entry requirements and how Griffith University compares with other universities
The Griffith University Summary shows there are 3 paths to medicine at Griffith, through either -
Bachelor of Medical Science (Griffith),
Bachelor of Medical Science (University of the Sunshine Coast) or
an undergraduate or postgraduate degree (any degree, any university)
Griffith are not specific about the type of degree or where it comes from - with Bachelor or higher degrees, Honours, Masters or PhDs all accepted.
Entry Requirements - The full details regarding the entry requirements for medicine at Grffith University are given in the table below.
This table shows how the three degree paths flow into the medical degree and what you need to keep in mind, not only for medicine, but also when applying for your undergraduate degree.
How Griffith Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table and you'll also see the Griffith Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the paths to medicine at Griffith with other university paths (offered by 22 Australian universities).
Griffith university detailed entry Requirements
There are a number of notable aspects in how Griffith structures the postgraduate medical degree.
Fast track to medicine
Griffith is a postgraduate medical degree, but if you get into the Bachelor of Medical Science degree at either Griffith or the University of the Sunshine Coast and provided you are diligent and pass the Human Skills for Medicine subject and achieve a GPA of at least 5, you are able to go straight into medicine. Your GPA, apart from being important in terms of whether you are able to progress to medicine, also determines the type of place you are offered in the medical program.
The Bachelor of Medical Science degree is an accelerated degree, being completed in 2 rather than 3 years.
Recent Changes to numbers and location
There are 200 Commonwealth Supported Places within the Doctor of Medicine degree, and of these a total of 80 places (40%) are allocated to Griffith/USC Medical Science graduates.
A proportion of places in the Doctor of Medicine degree are also reserved for students who come from a rural background. For graduates priority access for rural applicants is given at the interview stage.
How Griffith treats previous degrees
If you are intending to progress through the graduate entry path and your undergraduate (or subsequent) degree is older than 10 years, you can undertake a minimum of 1 year of additional study and still comply with entry requirements.
It's worth noting, however, that if you are intending to progress through the Bachelor of Medical Science path, you can only do so if your senior secondary studies were completed within 3 years prior to your application for the Bachelor's degree and you must not have commenced tertiary studies at Diploma level or higher.
Griffith accepts all degrees, including higher and faster ones
You don't need to have studied an undergraduate degree at Griffith to apply for medicine. Griffith also accepts accelerated 2 year Bachelor degrees as well as 1 year conversion degrees (which is just as well given the Bachelor of Medical Science is an accelerated degree).
Griffith will also give credit to higher degrees (Honours, Masters and PhDs) in terms of how GPAs are calculated.
GUMSAA - is Griffith for Interview
Griffith call their interview the GUMSAA - which stands for Griffith University Multi Station Admissions Assessment. The interesting aspect of this is the selection criteria for the offer of an interview is based on a 50/50 combination of GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT. This is calculated using combination rank - meaning a lower score in one criterion is able to be offset by the other.
Changing prerequisites from 2021
Griffith have indicated that from 2021 there will be changes to the required subjects for the Bachelor of Medical Science. English will be broadened to include all types - English, English as an Additional Language and English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4,C). Assumed knowledge will also from this time change from Maths B to Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4,C) and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics as per Units 3&4,C.
griffith university Comparitor
Griffith Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine (some universities have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages) to compare with Griffith's path.
Griffith's Paths to Medicine
Compared with -
Other University Paths to Medicine
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 Griffith University 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 Griffith University.