University of Wollongong Medicine - detailed entry requirements and how UOW compares with other universities
The University of Wollongong (UOW) Summary shows there is only 1 path to medicine at UOW, which is through any undergraduate degree, obtained from any university.
Entry Requirements - The full details regarding the entry requirements for medicine at UOW are given in the table below.
This table shows, not only the requirements to obtain a place in the postgraduate medical degree, but also details what you need to keep in mind when applying for your undergraduate degree.
How UOW Compares with Other Universities - Scroll further down, below the table and you'll also see the UOW Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the path to medicine at UOW with other university paths to medicine (offered by 19 Australian universities).
University of Wollongong detailed entry Requirements
There are a number of notable aspects in how UOW structures its postgraduate medical degree and how the undergraduate path flows to it.
CASPer has now come to the University of Wollongong
The University has introduced the situational judgement test known as CASPer. This test complements and adds to the existing suite of assessments used by the University - with Wollongong unashamedly having the most complex selection process of Australian medical schools. Changes for 2020 entry include CASPer now being utilised to determine domestic candidates being selected for interview with this being the primary hurdle requirement (with Portfolio also used as a ranking instrument. GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT are also used in the assessment). CASPer is not used to select international applicants for Wollongong’s Doctor of Medicine degree.
Previous degrees - and what if you're (degree is) old
UOW is not specific about the type of undergraduate degree or where it comes from (other than it needing to be from a recognised university) in terms of gaining entry to medicine.
UOW is, however, specific in its requirements regarding the age of prior degrees. Your undergraduate degree, must be less than 10 years old. You can, however, undertake 1 year of additional study at Graduate Diploma or higher to refresh your previous degree. UOW also notably has a provision that if you are able to demonstrate, through your undertaking of other activities, that you still hold high academic skills, the requirement to undertake additional study may be waived.
Importantly UOW will not accept undergraduate degrees that are less than 3 years in duration - so this excludes accelerated undergraduate degrees. Equally, UOW ordinarily require students to have spent a minimum of 2 years at the university where their degree was awarded, so this means if you have transferred into a degree in the final year, UOW may deem you to not have met the previous degree requirements.
Also note if you do have a higher level academic qualification, UOW does not give any credit in terms of grade point average calculations, for degrees higher than Honours.
The UOW Portfolio
UOW include as part of their selection criteria an assessment of a student's Portfolio. The UOW Portfolio is a document a student needs to submit as part of their medical degree application, that addresses aspects such as the student's experience and achievement. The Portfolio is used to determine who is offered an interview and your Portfolio is also included in the assessment of who's offered a place.
Small and even smaller with two campuses
The total intake of students into the Doctor of Medicine degree at UOW is small, with only 84 students in the program. Take into consideration these students are split across two campuses (150 km apart) for the first 18 months of the degree - with 56 students at Wollongong and 28 students at Shoalhaven and it's clear how small the UOW degree is. Students are able to select which campus they would prefer to attend.
University of Wollongong Comparitor
UOW Comparitor - Click the arrow to scroll through other university paths to medicine to compare the UOW path(some universities have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages).
UOW's Path to Medicine
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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 Wollongong medical degree and path to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with the University of Wollongong.