The University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

  • Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery entry requirements:

  1. Performance in the UCAT (20% of your total score).
  2. Performance in University of Adelaide Medical Interview (offered to the top UCAT performers) (40% of your total score).
  3. ATAR of 90 or above (40% of your total score).

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Applicants are also encouraged to have discussions with dentists, dental specialists, dental academics; observing a dental practitioner in a variety of practice settings; hands-on experience e.g. dental assistant work.

If you have or expecting to receive and interview offer for the University of Adelaide Medicine or Dentistry (Dental Surgery) then you should consider attending a Medical Interview training session. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session. 

The MBBS degree does not consider subject bonus points. Bonus points for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree are available for school-leaver applicants who attended a school classified as an equity school in the year they achieved their ATAR, hold a School Card and/or Health Care Card, or who receives (or whose parents receive) a Centrelink means-tested income support payment.

University of Adelaide Medical Interview questions / assessment criteria

University of Adelaide Interviews for the MBBS degree comprise of two 15 minute sessions with five minutes between each session. In each section an applicant will be interviewed by a panel of up to two interviewers The interview will assess skills and qualities considered important for undertaking the degree and for use in future professional practice. The interview comprises a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s personal qualities including:

  • Motivation
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Compatibility with the degree
  • Demonstration of attention to detail and professional behaviour

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Look into attending a Medical Interview training session. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session. 

University of Adelaide interview offers will be issued in two rounds. Invitations to the first round of interviews will be extended via email on Thursday 29 October 2018. Applicants who are not eligible at this stage for an interview will also be notified on this date.

Interview invitations are based on performance in the UCAT with each of the three UCAT sections having equal weight. Approximately 500 applicants will be invited to attend an interview. 

The interviews will be conducted in late November and throughout December 2018. Please note that a UCAT bonus will be given to South Australian applicants to be taken into account solely for selecting applicants for the interviews. This bonus will not be taken into account in the determination of offers for places in the degree. 

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants are set out in the '2019 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Admissions Guide'.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery entry requirements:

ATAR, UCAT, Medical Interview. 

Students must achieve an ATAR of 90 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 31 or above or the interstate/overseas equivalent.

Bonus Points: Bonus points for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree are available for school-leaver applicants.

Medical Interview

Interviews for the BDS degree will generally be of 20 minutes duration. An applicant will be assessed by a panel of up to two interviewers.

There will be one round of medical interviews for the BDS degree in late November through December 2018. Invitations to interviews will be extended via email on the 29 October 2018.

  • The interview will focus on an applicant’s:
  • Knowledge of the University of Adelaide BDS degree
  • Motivation to become a Dentist
  • Compatibility with the University of Adelaide BDS degree
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Applicants are also encouraged to have discussions with dentists, dental specialists, dental academics; observing a dental practitioner in a variety of practice settings; hands-on experience e.g. dental assistant work.

Medical Interview training session. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session. 

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants, as well as:

University of Adelaide medical interview questions

University of Adelaide medicine interview dates

University of Adelaide dentistry dental surgery interview dates are set out in the '2019 Bachelor of Dental Surgery'.

Bachelor of Oral Health entry requirements:

ATAR, UCAT, Medical Interview.

Students must achieve an ATAR of 70 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 25 or above or the interstate/overseas equivalent.

Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme.

Bonus Points: Bonus points for the Bachelor of Oral Health degree are available through the Universities Equity Scheme (5 points). Applicants to the BOH degree can also receive up to four subject bonus points via the Universities Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme.

Prerequisites: One 20-credit SACE Stage 2 Tertiary Admission Subject from the Mathematics or Science Learning Areas; OR IB equivalent subjects; OR Equivalent University courses (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences)

Assumed Knowledge: a high proficiency in the written and oral use of the English language.

Medical Interview

There will be one round of interviews for the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) degree, held in late November through December.

Interview Invitations are based on students performance on the UCAT, with each section having equal weight. Only those who attend an interview will remain in consideration for an offer into the degree.

Approximately 90 applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

The interview comprises of a series of scenarios and questions and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your personal qualities. The interview will assess skills and qualities which are considered important for undertaking the degree and for future professional practise in that field. The interview will focus on your:

  • knowledge of the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Oral Health degree
  • motivation to become an oral health therapist
  • compatibility with the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Oral Health degree
  • interpersonal and communication skills.

The duration of the interview is 15 minutes and is conducted by two experienced interviewers. You will be given the first name of the interviewers. The only information the interviewers will have about you is your first name and application number, for reference purposes only. All interviewers are volunteers who have completed a University of Adelaide training program. They are recruited from the following groups:

  • Academic and Clinical Staff from the Adelaide Dental School
  • Professional Staff from University of Adelaide
  • Dental professionals from around SA.
  • Graduates and third year students of the Bachelor of Oral Health degree.

Ranking process

Applicants will be ranked in consideration for an offer based on their performance in the two components of the admissions process:

  • Interview Results - First Ranking Level
  • UCAT Results - Second Ranking Level

Personal statements, testimonials, character/school/work references, awards, certificates and predicted results do not make up any of the selection components and will not be considered. 

There are 30 BOH degree places for domestic students in the annual intake.

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants, as well as:

University of Adelaide medical interview questions

University of Adelaide medicine interview dates

University of Adelaide dentistry dental surgery interview dates are set out in the '2019 Bachelor of Oral health Admissions Guide'.