Monash University Medicine
The Monash University medical degree offers either the option of progressing directly from school into the undergraduate medical degree or entering as a graduate by completing the postgraduate medical degree. All Monash students complete the same medical degree but commence at different stages.
Scroll down to see the available entry paths to Monash University medicine
There are 5 possible paths to medicine at Monash University:
Path 1: Direct Entry
The medical program involves undertaking an initial Bachelor of Medical Science degree and then students progress directly into the Doctor of Medicine degree (subject, of course, to successful completion of the Bachelor of Medical Science degree).
There are a number of prerequisite subjects for the Bachelor of Medical Science degree - English and Chemistry and these need to have been completed no more than 2 years prior to commencing the bachelor degree. Students who have not undertaken Year 12 Biology (it's not a prerequisite) can simply undertake a bridging program.
Importantly, to qualify for Direct Entry you must not have commenced any other tertiary level studies.
In addition to this path, Monash University also provides a number of graduate entry options for the Doctor of Medicine degree.
Path 2: Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Monash University
Path 3: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) from Monash University
Path 4: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University
Path 5: Bachelor of Science from Monash University
The Monash degrees that lead to medicine (Paths 2-5) have substantially different ATAR requirements, ranging across these degrees in 2018 from 75 to 86.45, with the Bachelor of Physiotherapy being the highest. Changes in 2017 to Pharmacy mean you are only able to undertake the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree as a graduate - meaning the path to medicine is particularly long consisting an undergraduate degree followed by the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree before you are able to commence medicine.
How selection works
The selection criteria for Monash medicine is different, depending upon whether you are a school leaver (direct entry) or a graduate applying for the Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine degree.
Stage 1: Your Year 12 results, together with your UMAT/ISAT scores, are assessed to determine who is offered an interview.
Stage 2: Your ATAR (33%) is combined with your UMAT results (33%) and interview results (33%) to determine who is offered a place.
Instead of using the GAMSAT/MCAT, Monash uses its own Situational Judgement Test.
Stage 1: Students are required to have a weighted average mark of at least 70 to apply for graduate entry to the Monash medical degree. These students are offered the opportunity to sit both an interview and to undertake the Situational Judgement Test.
Stage 2: Selection for the offer of a place in the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree is made on the basis of your academic performance in your undergraduate degree plus interview and Situational Judgement Test results.
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 Monash 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 Monash University.