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 ANZ (cognitive subtests only): 20% of your total entry 
  2. Performance in University of Adelaide Medical Interview (offered based on UCAT performance): 40% of your total entry 
  3. ATAR of at least 90: 40% of your total entry

Prerequisites:

One subject from the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths

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

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

Interview eligibility is dependent on the applicants performance in the cognitive subtests of UCAT ANZ (each subtest has equal weighting). The Situational Judgement section of the UCAT ANZ is not counted towards eligibility for interview or admissions in 2020

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. Interviewers have completed a University of Adelaide training program and they are sourced from the following:

  • Employees of the University of Adelaide
  • Academic titleholders of the University of Adelaide
  • Alumni from the MBBS degree
  • Health professionals
  • People drawn from the wider community

The interview comprises a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s personal qualities including:

  • Motivation and self-awareness
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Attention to detail and professional behaviour
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prioritising and conscientiousness
  • Aptitude for group learning and teamwork
  • Compatibility and understanding of the degree and applicable health profession

University of Adelaide interview offers will be issued in two rounds. Invitations to the first round of interviews will be extended via email on Tuesday 29 October 2019. Applicants who are not eligible at this stage for an interview will also be notified on this date.

Approximately 800 applicants will be invited to attend an interview. 

The interviews will be conducted in late November and throughout December 2019. 

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. 

Ranking process

Applicants will be ranked in consideration for an offer based on their performance in the three components weighted as follows:

  • Performance in the UCAT ANZ (cognitive subtests only): 20% of total entry 
  • Performance in University of Adelaide Medical Interview: 40% of total entry
  • ATAR of 90 or above: 40% of total entry

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 139 MBBS degree places for domestic students in the annual intake.

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants are set out in the '2020 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Admissions Guide'.

 

Bachelor of Dental Surgery entry requirements:

Medical Interview (first ranking level), UCAT (second ranking level), ATAR (meets threshold and final ranking level). 

Students must achieve an ATAR of 90 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 33 or above or the interstate/overseas equivalent.

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.

Pre-requisites - two science subjects:

  • one of:
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • Physics
  • and one of:
    • Biology
    • Geology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics

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

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Interview

Invitations to an interview will be based solely on your performance in UCAT ANZ cognitive subtests, weighted equally. The Situational Judgement subtest will not be considered for entry in 2020. 

Interviews for the BDS degree will generally be of 15 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 2019. Invitations to interviews will be extended via email on the 29 October 2019.

Approximately 300 applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

The interview will focus on your:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the profession
  • Motivation to become a dentist
  • Compatibility and understanding of the degree at the University of Adelaide
  • 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.

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. 

Ranking process

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

  • Interview Results - First Ranking Level
  • UCAT Results - Second Ranking Level
  • Academic results: meets threshold and final 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 38 BDS 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 dental interview questions

University of Adelaide dentistry and dental surgery interview dates

are set out in the '2020 Bachelor of Dental Surgery Admissions Guide'.

 

Bachelor of Oral Health entry requirements:

ATAR, UCAT ANZ, 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.

Bachelor of Oral Health Interview

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

Invitations to an interview will be based solely on your UCAT ANZ cognitive subtest performance, weighted equally. 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.

Interviews for the BDS degree will generally be of 15 minutes duration. An applicant will be assessed by a panel of up to two interviewers.

Ranking process

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

  • Interview Results - First Ranking Level
  • UCAT Results - Second Ranking Level
  • Academic results: meets threshold and final 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 dental interview questions

University of Adelaide dentistry and dental surgery interview dates

are set out in the '2020 Bachelor of Oral health Admissions Guide'.

If you have or are expecting to receive and interview offer for the University of Adelaide Medicine or Dentistry (Dental Surgery or Oral Health) 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.