The University of Western Australia's medical degree is a postgraduate degree. There are 2 paths to the postgraduate medical program, direct (conditional) entry via an undergraduate degree completed prior to the Doctor of Medicine degree at UWA or via a graduate entry path. Importantly there is no 10 year rule at UWA so the age of your prior degree is not a consideration.

 

Scroll down to see the available entry paths to the University of Western Australia's medicine program.

 

 

Available paths 

 

There are 2 paths to medicine at UWA that are differentiated by whether you apply for a place either directly following Year 12 (known as Direct Entry) or whether you apply for Graduate Entry. 

Path 1: Direct Entry Bachelor degree (any degree, UWA)

The UWA Direct Entry path enables students to secure a conditional place in the Doctor of Medicine degree, prior to commencing their Bachelor's degree.

There are no prerequisite undergraduate degrees for medicine at UWA. There is, however, a recommended major which is the Medical Sciences major. Instead, Direct Entry is secured if you are a -

  • high academic achiever with an ATAR of 99 min or above,

  • have undertaken all Year 12 studies at a Western Australian school that is designated under the Broadway School Scheme (Broadway schools are specified schools within the Perth area or located in a regional/remote area) and have an ATAR of 96 min,

  • are a rural applicant with an ATAR of 96 min, or are an

  • international applicant and have an ATAR equivalent of 96 min.

 

Path 2: Standard/Graduate Entry Bachelor degree (any degree, any university)

Students with a previous degree can apply for medicine at UWA and there are no prerequisite degrees. There is no 10 year rule so the age of your previous degree is not taken into consideration.

UWA recommend domestic students study physics to Year 12 (or as a first year university subject) and chemistry and biology/human biology to first year university. International students are recommended to study physics, chemistry, biology/human biology and also Maths Applications at Year 12 or as first year university subjects.

 

 

How selection works

 

Direct Entry applicants and Graduate applicants progress through a 2 stage assessment process (like many other universities) but the specifics for each differ:-

Direct Entry

Stage 1: Your ATAR and UCAT/ISAT score determines whether you are offered an interview.

Stage 2: Selection criteria and weightings regarding the offer of a place are determined by whether you are a rural applicant or not -

  • Non rural - this applies to high academic achievement students, students from designated WA (Broadway) schools, Indigenous and international applicants. These students are offered a place based on 20% UCAT/ISAT, 40% ATAR and 40% interview performance.

  • Rural applicants - are assessed based on 30% ATAR, 15% UCAT, 30% interview performance, with your rurality rating contributing a further 25% to your overall assessment.

 

Graduate Entry

Stage 1: Your GPA (50%) and GAMSAT/MCAT (50%) results are combined to determine who's offered an interview

Stage 2: Selection criteria and weightings regarding the offer of a place are determined by whether you are a rural applicant or not -

  • Non- rural applicants - these applicants are assessed based on GAMSAT/MCAT 33%, GPA 33% and interview performance 33%

  • Rural applicants - are assessed on GAMSAT 25%, GPA 25%, interview 25% and rurality rating 25%.

 

 
 
 
 

 

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 Western Australia's 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 Western Australia.