This article explains the requirements, clinical placement opportunities and rankings of the University of Melbourne’s Medicine degree — find out what they have to offer and what you need in terms of academic achievements, UCAT results and work experience!
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The University of Melbourne’s medical school is consistently ranked as the top (if not, one of the top) medical schools in Australia. It was the first medical school in Australia and has developed a reputation for excellent teaching and research opportunities.
Students studying at Melbourne Medical School can choose to stay at university accommodation (Little Hall, The Lofts, Lisa Bellear House, University Apartments, UniLodge Lincoln House), at a residential college (Graduate House, International House, Janet Clarke Hall and more) or organise their accomodation privately.
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The University of Melbourne medical courses
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- For domestic students:
- Commonwealth supported place: 99.90 ATAR
- Full-fee place: 99.00 ATAR
- For international students:
- International fee place: 99.90 ATAR or equivalent
- UCAT scores are NOT considered for entry into the University of Melbourne’s Guaranteed Entry Pathway.
Interview Criteria and Structure:
- The interview with consists of eight stations in a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) format. Candidates with spend 5 minutes at each station which will have one different interviewer.
- Here are examples of tasks that candidates might be prompted to perform at each station:
- Verbally answering questions
- Commenting on short films
- Explaining their way of thinking
- Completing practical tasks like puzzles
- Offshore applicants will be interviewed online via video conference, so their stations may be slightly altered.
- The interviewer will assess and score the candidate’s:
- Cultural sensitivity
- Communication skills
- Applicants must gain at least 50% of the total possible Multi Mini Interview marks and gain at least 50% of the total marks in at least 5 out of 8 stations. Applicants who do not meet this cut-off will not be offered a position, and there will be no opportunity to undertake the interview in that year.
Other options to entry:
- You can also gain graduate entry into the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine. Here’s the admission criteria:
- Any undergraduate degree completed within 10 years of 1 January in the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Medicine
- For applicants whose most recently completed undergraduate degree was completed 10 or more years before, they are required to have completed a Graduate Diploma, Master or PhD degree or equivalent completed within 10 years before.
- A competitive score in the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT)
- For international students located overseas, they can sit either the GAMSAT or the North American Medical Colleges Admission Test (MCAT)
- Passing the Multi Mini Interview (This interview is the same as the one for the University of Melbourne’s Guaranteed Entry Pathway)
- Successful applicants accepted into the Guaranteed Entry Pathway must enrol into an eligible undergraduate course and maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 75% to keep their provisional entry into the Doctor of Medicine.
Clinical placement information
Years 1 to 3
There will be no clinical placement in the first 3 years of the Guaranteed Entry programme because students will be completing their bachelor degree.
Students will attend a general practice once a fortnight over the academic year. This totals to 12 visits. The purpose of this placement is to expose students to community-based clinical settings and allow them to observe patient-centred primary care over an extended period of time.
There are no compulsory clinical placements in this year.
Students will undertake six GP block placements that each run for 3 days a week, over 6 weeks. They will rotate through practices to develop their clinical skills in history taking, examination, diagnosis, constructing management plans and more.
Students will spend 4 days a week for 4 weeks working closely with a GP supervisor to explore medical disciplines that interest them.
Associate teaching hospitals and partners
Metropolitan zone schools and hospitals
- Austin Clinical School
- Austin Hospital
- Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
- Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
- Epworth Clinical School
- Northern Clinical School
- Northern Hospital Epping
- Broadmeadows Hospital
- Bundoora Centre
- Craigieburn Centre
- Royal Melbourne Clinical School
- Royal Women’s Hospital (includes the Victorian Infectious Disease Service (VIDS) and the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre)
- St Vincent’s Clinical School
- St Vincent’s Public Hospital
- St Vincent’s Private
- Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
- Peter MacCallum Hospital
- St George’s Hospital in Kew
- Western Clinical School
- Sunshine Hospital
- Footscray Hospital
- Williamstown Hospital
Rural zone schools and hospitals
- Ballarat Rural Clinical School
- Ballarat Health Service (BHS)
- Bendigo Clinical School
- Monash University Bendigo Regional Clinical School
- Extended Rural Cohort
- Shepparton Clinical School
- Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health).
- Wangaratta Clinical School
- Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW)