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Medicine Prerequisites: What are the Requirements for Studying Medicine at each University?

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Entering medicine can be a confusing and complicated process, particularly if you are applying to multiple medical schools. If you wish to study medicine, you will need to ensure that you are studying the right subjects, and that you achieve certain minimum academic scores.

The table below summarises the prerequisite subjects and minimum scores required for medical and dental courses across Australia.

VICTORIA

University

Course

Subject Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR

UCAT Required?

Notes

Monash University

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) - Direct Entry

English and Chemistry

English - At least 35 out of 50 for EAL or 30 out of 50 in English

Chemistry - At least 30 out of 50

Biology recommended or may do Biology bridging program

IB - At least 5 in Standard English or 4 in Higher Level English or 6 in Standard English B (ESL) or 5 in Higher Level English B (ESL). 5 in Standard Chemistry or 4 in Higher Level Chemistry.

90 or above

Yes

 

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Medicine

As for chosen undergraduate course

99 or above

No

Provisional entry university

NSW

University

Course

Subject Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR

UCAT Required?

Notes

JMP (Newcastle / University of New England)

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

None

94.3 or above (rural applicants 91.4 or above)

Yes

 

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine (BMed/MD)

None

Minimum requirements: ATAR 96 / OP3 / IB 37

Yes

 

Western Sydney University & Charles Sturt University

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

None

95.5 or above (Western Sydney and rural applicants 93.5)

Yes

 

Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Dental Science

None

90

Yes

 

Sydney

Doctor of Medicine

Maths Advanced, Maths Methods, Maths Extension or Specialist Maths

99.95

No

Provisional entry university

Online written assessment

QLD

University

Course

Subject Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR

UCAT Required?

Notes

University of Queensland

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

English

95

Yes

Provisional entry university

Griffith University

Doctor of Medicine

English

99

No

Provisional entry university

Griffith University

Bachelor of Dental Health Science

English, EAL, Literature or English & Literature Extension

No specific minimum ATAR

Yes

 

James Cook University

Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

English, Maths Methods and Chemistry

Exit level of at least Sound Achievement

No

Written application required

Generally favours rural applicants

SA

University

Course

Subject Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR

UCAT Required?

Notes

Adelaide University

Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine

Biology or Chemistry or Maths Methods (IB Applications and Interpretations HL or Analysis and Approaches SL)

ATAR 90 / IB 33 / GPA 5

Yes

 

Adelaide University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Two science subjects: one from Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Physics; and one from Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics

IB: two science subjects (one of Chemistry, Maths: Applications and Interpretations (HL) or Maths: Analysis and Approaches (SL) or Physics AND one of  Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or equivalent

ATAR 90 / IB 33 / GPA 5

Yes

 

Adelaide University

Bachelor of Oral Health

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)

ATAR 70 / IB 25 / GPA 4

Yes

 

Flinders University

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine

None

95

Yes

Provisional entry university

WA

University

Course

Subject Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR

UCAT Required?

Notes

Curtin University

Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

Chemistry

Study in one of the following Maths courses is desirable: Maths Applications, Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, or equivalent

95

Yes

 

University of
Western Australia

Doctor of Medicine (MD) - direct pathway

Dental Medicine - direct pathway

English

99 or above (96 for rural or Broadway applicants)

Yes

Eye test required for dentistry applicants

Tasmania

University

Course

Subject Prerequisites

Minimum ATAR

UCAT Required?

Notes

Tasmania

Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

English and Chemistry

95

Yes (excluding SJ)

 


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