University of Tasmania Medicine Summary
The University of Tasmania is an undergraduate medical degree. A limited number of Bachelor of Medical Research degree students from UTAS may be accepted, but most places in UTAS's medical school are for school leavers. All applicants need to complete the UCAT (even Bachelor of Medical Research graduates).
Scroll down to see the available entry paths to the University of Tasmania medical degree.
There are 3 possible paths to medicine at the University of Tasmania.
Path 1: Direct entry for school leavers
You need English and chemistry* to apply for the UTAS medical degree. UTAS also indicates maths is highly recommended.
Path 2: Bachelor of Medical Research degree from the University of Tasmania.
You need chemistry to apply for UTAS's medical research degree, and UTAS also indicate maths (general maths or mathematical methods) is strongly recommended. An option available for students who do not have chemistry as a prerequisite is to complete the UTAS Chemistry Foundation Unit.
Path 3: Guaranteed Entry Bachelor of Medical Research degree from the University of Tasmania.
You need prerequisites for both the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery as well as for the Bachelor of Medical Research degree - which means you need English and chemistry*, with maths (general maths or mathematical methods) being highly recommended.
*UTAS Admissions advise that students applying for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree who do not have chemistry as a prerequisite subject are also able to undertake the UTAS Chemistry Foundation Unit. Students in this situation should check with UTAS Admissions to confirm this option is available.
How selection works
The selection criteria for UTAS medicine is a single process, but the specific selection requirements vary depending upon the path you're coming through.
Path 1: Direct Entry Applicants
Your academic results (ATAR) from school are combined with your UCAT results, to determine who's offered a place in the medical degree. Importantly, the UTAS application process does not include an interview and therefore only a single stage process is required. Note: Indigenous applicants are required to undertake an interview as part of the Indigenous application process.
If you're not successful at securing a direct entry place into the UTAS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, you may still be offered a place in the medical program.
Path 3 is a guaranteed entry path provided to students who were unsuccessful in gaining a direct entry place. Under the Bachelor Medical Research Guaranteed Entry Scheme students are required to complete a preliminary Bachelor of Medical Research degree at UTAS, prior to commencing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree.
The offer of a place in the Bachelor Medical Research Guaranteed Entry Scheme cannot be applied for. Offers of a place are provided by the University of Tasmania School of Medicine with successful applicants chosen from applications for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree.
Path 2: Competitive Entry Scheme (i.e. Bachelor of Medical Research) Applicants
Criteria for an offer of a place in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree for applicants is based on your UCAT results and your academic performance/study score in the Bachelor of Medical Research degree. UTAS do not disclose the selection criteria weightings regarding how places in the medical program are determined.
Students are able to apply during the Bachelor of Medical Research degree and do not have to complete this degree to be eligible for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
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.