The University of Sydney: UCAT and Course Information

Are you thinking about doing a medicine and dentistry degree at the University of Sydney? Are you still confused about your entry requirements? Well, this article explains everything you need to know about University of Sydney's UCAT and course requirements!

This article explains the requirements, clinical placement opportunities and rankings of the University of Sydney’s Medicine and Dentistry degrees — 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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Overview

The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is Australia’s oldest university. It is a founding member of Group of Eight — an organisation consisting of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities.

The main campus is in Camperdown and Darlington, Sydney. Currently, there are a number of local campuses:

The university also has various international campuses.

USYD has a range of accommodation options to suit different tastes and choices. These include the residential houses:

And the University colleges:

The university offers a large number of students services, ranging from counselling to financial services, various sports, and clubs and societies on campus. Welcome Week at Sydney is a great way to join different societies and form friends, especially if you are moving interstate!

Rankings

Times Higher Ed RankQS rankingsAcademic Ranking of World Universities
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The University of Sydney medical courses

Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine OR Bachelor of Arts, Doctor of Medicine

UAC Course CodeLengthCampus
BSc: 513720

BA: 513715

7 Years Full TimeCamperdown/Darlington campus

Academic requirements:

ATAR:

  • 99.95
  • Adjusted cut-off ATAR:
    • E12 applicants: 99.5
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants: 90

IB:

  • 45

Prerequisites:

  • Score at least Band 4 in Maths Advanced OR Band E3 in Maths Extension 1 or 2 (or equivalent)

 

Entry Requirements:

UCAT:

  • UCAT scores are NOT considered for entry into the University of Sydney’s double degree medical program.

 

Interview Criteria and Structure:

There are two components to the interview:

  • Written component
    • Candidates will answer questions regarding ethical scenarios, their personal experiences and various medical/professional topics.
    • Responses are expected to be in full sentences and appropriately formal.
  • Panel interview
    • Applicants will be grouped with around 5 other candidates and the University of Sydney interviewer will ask questions to prompt group discussions.

 

Professor Inam Haq (Associate Dean) from the University of Sydney explains what they look for in a medicine applicant in this video. Here’s a summary of the selection criteria. Candidates should:

  • be well-rounded (socially and academically) to succeed in their medical careers
  • be able to critically understand and evaluate research
  • have the skills to educate and influence others as health advocates
  • have an understanding of international health issues and systems
  • be adaptable and resilient.

 

Other options to entry:

  • You can also gain postgraduate entry into the University of Sydney’s Doctor of Medicine. Here’s the admission criteria:
    • Complete an eligible bachelor’s degree with a credit average or higher GPA, i.e., 5 on a 7 point scale (4.5 for rural applicants)
    • Satisfactory performance in the GAMSAT (at least 50 in each section) or MCAT
    • You can find the links to the domestic and international admissions guides here.

 

Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Dental Medicine

UAC Course CodeLengthCampus
5137057 Years Full TimeCamperdown/Darlington campus

 

Academic requirements:

ATAR:

IB:

  • 44

Prerequisites:

  • Score at least Band 4 in Maths Advanced OR Band E3 in Maths Extension 1 or 2 (or equivalent)

 

Entry Requirements:

UCAT:

  • UCAT scores are NOT considered for entry into the University of Sydney’s double degree dentistry program.

 

Interview Criteria and Structure:

There are two components to the interview:

  • Written component
    • Candidates will answer questions regarding ethical scenarios, their personal experiences and various medical/professional topics
    • Responses are expected to be in full sentences and appropriately formal.
  • Panel interview
    • Applicants will be grouped with around 5 other candidates and the University of Sydney interviewer will ask questions to prompt group discussions.

 

Other options to entry:

  • You can also gain postgraduate entry into the University of Sydney’s Doctor of Dental Medicine. Here are the admission criteria:
    • Complete an eligible bachelor’s degree with a credit average or higher GPA, i.e., 5 on a 7 point scale (4.5 for rural applicants)
    • Satisfactory performance in the GAMSAT (at least 50 in each section), DAT, CDAT or MCAT (Note: The University of Sydney is currently reviewing the use of MCAT as an admissions test and may not accept it from the 2023 intake)
    • For 2022 entry, applicants must demonstrate that they will have completed a Biology unit or a bachelor’s degree program that has embedded biology units by 1 January 2022
    • You can find the links to the domestic and international admissions guides here.

 

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Clinical placement information

Years 1 to 3

In the first three years of this double degree, students will work towards achieving their Bachelor in Science or Arts.

Year 4

Students will learn about the human body systems and establish theoretical fundamentals for the rest of their medical degree.

Year 5

Students will develop their skills in clinical science and research in block units, and develop their research project.

Year 6

Students will undertake 4 specialty rotations in psychiatry and addiction medicine, child and adolescent health, perinatal and women’s health and critical care. They will also complete a 14-week research project.

Year 7

In this pre-internship year, students will go on a series of rotations in medicine, surgery and general practice. They will also have the opportunity to visit another health care setting in their elective period.

 

Associate teaching hospitals and partners

  • Central Clinical School
    • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA)
    • Sydney Eye Hospital
    • Canterbury Hospital
    • Research units:
      • AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver
      • The Boden Institute
      • Brain and Mind Centre
      • Cancer Research Network
      • Centenary Institute
      • Charles Perkins Centre
      • Heart Research Institute
      • Melanoma Institute Australia
      • Nerve Research Foundation
      • Professor Marie Bashir Centre
      • Save Sight Foundation
      • Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe)
      • Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre
      • Sydney Cancer Centre at the Lifehouse
      • Sydney Health Ethics (Formerly VELiM)
      • Woolcock Institute
  • Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
    • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Concord Clinical School
    • Concord Repatriation General Hospital
    • Research units:
      • ANZAC Research Institute
      • Asbestos Disease Research Institute
      • The Centre for Education and Research on Ageing
      • The NSW Institute of Sports Medicine
  • Nepean Clinical School
    • Nepean Hospital
    • Nepean Private Hospital
    • Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital
  • Northern Clinical School
    • Royal North Shore Hospital
    • Mater Hospital
    • Hornsby Hospital
    • Ryde Hospital
    • Research units:
      • Institute of Bone & Joint Research
      • Kolling Institute of Medical Research
      • Pam McLean Cancer Communications Centre
      • Pain Management Research Institute
      • University Centre for Rural Health
      • Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre
  • The University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School
    • Westmead Hospital
    • The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
    • Westmead Private Hospital
    • Norwest Hospital
    • Blacktown Hospital
    • Cumberland Hospital
    • Community centres:
      • Parramatta Community Health Centre
      • headspace Parramatta
      • Pam McLean Communications Centre
      • Cancer Centre Westmead
      • Skin Cancer Foundation
      • Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre
    • Research units:
      • The Westmead Institute
      • SALSA & Primary Care Research Network
      • The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre
      • Breast Cancer Institute
      • ICPMR
      • Centre for Vision Research
      • Children’s Medical Research Institute
      • Kids Research Institute
      • WSLHD Research & Education Network
      • Charles Perkins Centre
      • Marie Bashir Institute
  • School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange)
    • Dubbo Hospital
    • Dubbo Private Hospital
    • Orange Health Service
    • Dudley Private Hospital (Orange)
  • The University Centre for Rural Health
    • They have three placement offices in Grafton, Lismore and Murwillumbah.
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