Doctor of Medicine (provisional entry)
Doctor of Medicine
Provisional Entry for School Leavers
Provisional entry for current school leavers provides a direct pathway to the MD, guaranteeing you a place in the medical program conditional on your meeting the following minimum entry requirements and successful completion of a bachelor degree at The University of Queensland.
- Queensland Year 12 English (or interstate equivalent)
- OP 1 (or equivalent) or entry rank 99.
- Competitive overall UCAT score.
- Interviews will be part of the selection process from 2020.
Provisional entry students are required to complete their first bachelor degree at UQ within the minimum time specified and achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 5 on a 7-point scale. Please refer to the School of Medicine’s recommended first degree information.
Provisional entry for school leavers is only available to students completing Year 12 (or equivalent) at the time of application.
Queensland Year 12 English is the only subject prerequisite required to be considered for admission to the MD (Provisional Entry for School Leavers). However, your first bachelor degree at UQ may require additional prerequisites. Please refer to the academic page of your chosen bachelor program for specific prerequisites.
2020 Provisional Entry offer holders need to have completed two subject prerequisites before enrolment into the MD program by 2023. View prerequisite subjects.
Once QTAC has assessed all applications, applicants are ranked by their aggregate UCAT score from the first four sections.
The UCAT Section 5 score is used as a tie-breaker for applicants who have the same UCAT score. If a further tie-breaker is required, the UCAT section 1 score will be used.
The minimum required score aggregate depends on the performance of applicants and available places in the MD program. This varies each year and can't be determined in advance.
UQ offers approximately 140 Commonwealth supported places (CSP) in the MD for provisional entry for school leavers.
Direct Entry for Graduates (GAMSAT pathway)
If you have already completed a bachelor degree or equivalent, you can apply for direct entry to the MD, with applicants needing to meet the following minimum entry requirements:
- Minimum grade point average of 5 on a 7-point scale in a key degree (bachelor, honours, masters or PhD) completed in the last 10 years
- Minimum score of 50 in each section of the GAMSAT completed in the last two years.
Based on GAMSAT Average ranking and places available, eligible applicants will be invited to participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI).
Following the completion of an MMI, students will be selected for an offer to enrol in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program based on the following criteria:
- number of places available
- your final ranking based on the combined score of your MMI, GAMSAT and GPA.
The key degree may be undertaken in any discipline, although strong scientific knowledge is required for a better GAMSAT score and a biomedical background is recommended for this reason.
Where an applicant has also completed an approved honours program, graduate diploma, postgraduate diploma, masters or doctoral program, the most recent of these will be used as the key degree.
If an applicant’s most recent academic qualification was completed more than 10 years prior to the proposed study commencement date, it will not be accepted for assessment unless the applicant has passed the equivalent of one full-time semester (four full-time subjects) of postgraduate coursework study in the 10 years preceding the proposed commencement date.
Direct entry for graduates is only available to applicants who have completed a minimum of a three-year bachelor degree (minimum standard duration of 6 semesters of full-time study) awarded by an accredited Australian institution or overseas equivalent, or be capable of completing one before 31 December in the year of application.
From 2021, Graduate Entry applicants will need to complete two subject prerequisites by the end of the year before they enrol in the MD program. View prerequisite subjects.
UQ offers approximately 140 places in the MD for direct entry graduates.
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- Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended).
- Domestic applicants must sit UCAT
- International applicants must sit ISAT.
- The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however not all applicants who meet this minimum requirement are offered a place.
- Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes.
- UCAT and ISAT cut-offs will vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants.
- Interviews are not part of the selection process.