Macquarie University Medical School - detailed entry requirements and how Macquarie compares with other universities
The Macquarie University Summary shows there are 3 paths to medicine at Macquarie -
Bachelor of Clinical Science/Doctor of Medicine (Macquarie),
Bachelor of Clinical Science (Macquarie) and
Undergraduate or postgraduate degree (any degree, any university).
Macquarie is 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 Macquarie University are given in the table below.
This table shows how the 3 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 Macquarie Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table and you'll also see the Macquarie Comparitor. This enables you to compare the paths to medicine at Macquarie, with other university paths to medicine (offered by 19 Australian universities).
macquarie university detailed entry Requirements
There are a number of notable aspects in how Macquarie structures its postgraduate medical degree.
Macquarie is brand spanking new and is full fee paying
Macquarie is the newest medical degree in Australia having commenced in 2018. It is small, with only 60 places - the smallest medical course in Australia - possibly... given the other full fee paying medical degree, Bond University, does not state how many places it provides.
The indicative fees for the Doctor of Medicine degree for domestic students is A$264,000 ($66,000 per annum) and international students $284,000 (A$71,000 per annum).
Macquarie's version of the 10 year rule
Macquarie is specific in their requirements regarding the age of prior degrees. Your undergraduate degree must be less than 10 years old from intended enrollment, unless you have undertaken postgraduate study. And if you have, this degree must also be less than 10 years old. Unlike other universities, however, Macquarie do not indicate what level of additional studies need to be undertaken to enable a degree completed more than 10 years ago to be refreshed and therefore accepted.
Prerequisite subjects of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology also need to have been completed less than 10 years prior to intended enrollment.
Combined Bachelor of Clinical Science degree and Doctor of Medicine degree
Macquarie have a combined degree that is only available to international students - the Bachelor of Clinical Science degree and Doctor of Medicine degree. This provides international students with a guaranteed entry path to the Doctor of Medicine degree, on the proviso the Bachelor of Clinical Science degree is completed with a grade point average of 5.5 out of 7. Students also need to achieve a GPA of 5.5 out of 7 in the professional practice units.
The total cost of the combined Bachelor of Clinical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree is A$381,448
GAMSAT and CASPer - not UCAT
Macquarie utilise an external assessment (CASPer) that international students applying for the combined Bachelor of Clinical Science / Doctor of Medicine degree are required to complete, i.e. there is no UCAT/ISAT component.
Other students - either domestic Bachelor of Clinical Science graduates or other graduates, need to complete the GAMSAT/MCAT.
Bachelor of Clinical Science benefits
Domestic Bachelor of Clinical Science students need to complete separate applications for each of the Bachelor of Clinical Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees - with each degree requiring a competitive entry process. Bachelor of Clinical Science students have an advantage in this process with 20 interview places for the Doctor of Medicine degree reserved for these graduates. There are only 60 places in the Doctor of Medicine degree and when you exclude students who already have guaranteed entry, these 20 reserved interview places represent a sizable proportion of interview spots.
Bachelor of Clinical Science students are also eligible to receive a 3% bonus to their weighted grade point average (GPA). The GPA, along with a Personal Statement and GAMSAT/MCAT, are used to determine offers for an interview. This bonus, therefore, provides a further contribution in terms of possible success in securing an interview place.
Higher Degree Benefits
Macquarie accept graduates with higher degrees (Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters by research and by coursework and PhDs). Importantly, these degrees are able to be used in GPA calculations.
Other things you need to do
Don't forget as part of your application for the Doctor of Medicine you also will need to provide a Personal Statement. This is used, along with your GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT, to determine who's offered an interview.
The other key requirement for selection is a pass in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology - so make sure your undergraduate/postgraduate degree includes these subjects, otherwise you won't be able to apply to Macquarie medicine.
macquarie university Comparitor
The Comparitor is an important tool in your medicine degree determining tool kit. It enables you to compare different universities and different degrees side by side.
Why is this helpful? What does it enable you to do?
In the case of Macquarie, some questions (by no means all) you can work through are:
If you're an International student, how does the ATAR compare with other undergraduate and direct entry postgraduate medicine degrees at other universities?
How does the Bachelor of Clinical Science degree compare with ANU's Bachelor of Health Science? What are the differences in terms of ATAR, subject prerequisites, GAMSAT and GPA requirements?
How do selection criteria compare (Macquarie versus ANU/other universities) and are there weightings at certain universities that play more to your personal strengths?
NOTE: You can compare Macquarie with 19 other Australian universities who offer medicine degrees with the Comparitor. In the Free Trial version only ANU is visible.
Macquarie Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine to compare with Macquarie's paths:
Macquarie'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 Macquarie 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 Macquarie University.