In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of Monash University and the medicine courses it offers which require UCAT for admission.
An Overview of Monash University
Monash University was established in 1958 and is a founding member of the Group of Eight Universities Australia. Currently, there are a number of local campuses:
The university also has various international campuses.
Monash has a range of accommodation options to suit different tastes and choices. These include:
- Halls of residence
- Single-room studios
- Shared flats
The university offers a large number of students services, ranging from counseling to financial services, various sports, and clubs and societies on campus.
O-Week at Monash is a great way to join different societies and form friends, especially if you are moving interstate!
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Medical Courses Offered that require UCAT
The University offers Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery to undergraduate students.
The following table outlines the course offered, its specifics, and entry requirements like UCAT score or ATAR:
|Medical Courses||Course Code (VTAC)||Entry Requirements||Length of course||Campus taught|
|Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine||2800311231||ATAR:|
- The lowest ATAR that was offered a position at Monash in 2019 is 95.65.
The minimum IB score required is 34.
The degree has a number of prerequisites students must satisfy. These include:
- VCE equivalent of at least 30/50 for Chemistry
- VCE equivalent of at least 30/50 for English (or 35 in EAL)
- Students are also recommended to complete Biology in Year 12.
For IB students:
- At least 5 in the following SL subjects:
- English A: Literature or
- English A: Language and Literature or
- English A: Literature and Performance
- OR at least 4 in one of the following HL:
- English A: Literature or
- English B
- OR least 6 in the following SL subjects:
- AND, at least 5 in Chemistry SL, or 4 in Chemistry HL
Student applications are ranked for an offer based upon the combination of scores. The value for each of these scores is:
- UCAT Results: 33.3%
- Interview Results: 33.3%
- Academic Results: 33.3%
To apply for this program students must have completed Year 12 and not commenced any tertiary education.
Interview Criteria and structure:
Students are invited to an interview based on their UCAT scores in mid-December. In January, further interviews will be held once VCE results are released.
- Criteria: The interview focuses on an applicant’s ability to advocate, collaborate, critically think, empathise, ethically reason, and their motivation to study the degree.
- Structure: The interview is structured as a Multiple Mini Interview. There are 8 sequential interview stations. Applicants are will be interviewed by a different interviewer at each stations. They are given 2 minutes reading time, followed by 8 minutes to answer 5 questions related to the scenario. This is followed by 2 minutes of scoring and changeover. This circuit takes a total of 90-100 minutes.
Other options to entry:
- 30 places are available for rural applicants.
- 28.5% of the places are Bonded Medical Places. That means approximately 68 places are Bonded.
- Approximately, 237 places are available for entry.
|5 years full-time|
Years 1-3: Bachelor of Medical Science
Years 4-5: Doctor of Medicine