University of Tasmania Medicine - detailed entry requirements and how UTAS compares with other universities
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) Summary shows there are 3 paths to medicine at UTAS. These are:-
Direct entry for high school students into the UTAS undergraduate medical degree (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery),
through the Bachelor of Medical Research degree at UTAS Competitive Entry Scheme, or
through the Bachelor of Medical Research degree Guaranteed Entry Scheme, also at UTAS.
Entry Requirements - The full details regarding the entry requirements for medicine at UTAS are given in the table below.
This table shows, not only the requirements to obtain a place in the undergraduate medical degree, but also details how each of the 3 paths flow into the medical degree, and what you need to keep in mind when applying.
How UTas Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table and you'll also see the UTAS Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the 3 paths to medicine at UTAS with other university paths to medicine (offered by 19 Australian universities).
University of Tasmania detailed entry Requirements
There are a number of notable aspects in how UTAS structures its undergraduate medical degree and how the 3 paths flow to it.
How the ATARs compare
The UTAS medical degree is an undergraduate degree and mainly accepts high school leavers. This approach is reflected in the ATAR requirements for the 3 paths, with Direct Entry being the highest at 95 min, followed by the Guaranteed Entry Scheme through the Bachelor of Medical Research degree at 90 min, with Competitive Entry through the Bachelor of Medical Research degree having the lowest ATAR requirement at 85 min.
No interview required
UTAS is one of the few universities in Australia that do not include an interview as part of their medical selection process (though Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are required to undertake an interview as part of their tailored application process).
Guaranteed Entry Scheme applications - none required
There is no requirement to apply for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme as the assessment for this Scheme are made directly by the university utilising the applications from students who were previously unsuccessful in gaining a Direct Entry place. This assessment uses the same criteria as that used to offer a place in the UTAS medical program - being a combination of ATAR and UCAT performance.
The student's subsequent place in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree is subject to continued academic achievement during the Bachelor of Medical Research degree, with at least a credit average required.
Options for graduates
The only graduates UTAS accepts into its medical program are the ones who come through the UTAS Bachelor of Medical Research degree. Importantly Bachelor of Medical Research students are able to apply for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree during the Bachelor of Medical Research degree and do not have to wait to complete this degree. Guaranteed Entry Scheme recipients do have to complete the entire Bachelor of Medical Research degree.
It is not clear exactly how many places are offered in the UTAS medicine degree other than there being a total of up to 150 places. UTAS advise that entry through the Competitive Entry Scheme is exactly that - highly competitive with only 11 out of 40 eligible students successfully gaining a place. Taking into consideration the 25 applicants who are successful in gaining a place through the Guaranteed Entry Scheme, transfers from the Bachelor of Medical Research degree provide just 36 out of a total of up to 150 places.
UTAS do not preference Tasmanian applicants in terms of preferential place allocations in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. Rather, Tasmanian applicants are considered by UTAS to be rural applicants.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Medical Research degree who do not have chemistry as a prerequisite are able to undertake a UTAS Chemistry Foundation Unit. UTAS Admissions have advised that applicants for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree are also able to complete the Chemistry Foundation Unit to satisfy this prerequisite requirement. Students in this situation should confirm this option with UTAS Admissions.
UTAS Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine (Note: Some universities have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages).
UTAS's Paths to Medicine
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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 University of Tasmania 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 the University of Tasmania.