Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

Sydney, Australia

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Western Sydney University (WSU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU) will be delivering a Doctor of Medicine (MD) course together. The Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate entry degree.

Admission criteria

Local (domestic) applicants.

To be eligible for a place in MD, applicants must meet three criteria:

  • Academic threshold. 
  • UCAT performance.
  • WSU Interview performance, MMI

Academic Merit Requirements

Selection is on the basis of: academic merit (ATAR or its equivalent, for those without a completed degree; grade point average in their most recent degree, for graduate applicants); results of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT); and performance at an interview. For entry into the Doctor of Medicine for the 2022 cohort, an ATAR or equivalent of at least 95.5 (93.5 for applicants from Western Sydney and rural students) is required for school leavers or those with an incomplete degree. For those who have commenced or finished a university degree, the GPA requirements vary depending on GWS status, the type of degree and how much of the degree you have completed. Please see here for the latest requirements. 

WSU / CSU Medicine Interview Information, MMI

If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to complete two brief statements in response to the Medical Admissions Questionnaire (MAQ). Your statement will be used to inform some interview questions.  Interviews will be offered to those who meet both academic and UCAT ANZ thresholds.

The WSU / CSU interview is a Multistation Mini Interview (MMI). This involves the applicant being asked a series of questions; each question is asked by a separate interviewer in a separate interview station. Applicants will have approximately eight minutes to respond to the question before being asked to move to the next interview station.

If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for Western Sydney or Charles Sturt then you should consider attending a Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session.

GWS applicants may have a slightly lower ATAR and UCAT threshold for than non-GWS applicants.

Admission Rankings

Final rankings for the MD will be based on interview performance (75%) and UCAT ANZ Scores (25%).

Western Sydney University / Charles Sturt University Interview dates:

WSU / CSU will begin the process of issuing interview invitations from mid-October until mid-November.

Main round interviews will be held online via Zoom for all domestic applicants:

15th - 19th November for Charles Sturt University

22nd - 26th November for Western Sydney University. 

Your interview location does not determine your final study location.

Main Round Offers will be released January 2022 via UAC. There will also be second and third round UAC offers.

Greater Western Sydney, GWS Definition

Click here to check if your postcode falls under the GWS list.

There are five MD application categories and it is important to know what category you fall into for the MD application process:

1. General Entry Applicants

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Includes current school leavers, non-current schools leavers (i.e. on gap year or partially completed a university degree) and graduates. A graduate, for the purposes of applying to MD, is someone who has either completed their university degree or anticipates completing in the year of application. 

2. Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS)

Rural scheme including current school leavers, non-current school leavers and graduates. Following admission to the MD, rural students will study the same program as students who come through general entry. For details on how to apply, go to Rural Entry Admission Scheme.

3. International Applicants

All applicants other than Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand citizens - either onshore or offshore.

4. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants

Eligible applicants may apply under this scheme - please visit the ATSI site (opens in new window)Opens in a new window for further information. For details on how to apply, visit Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants.

5. Transfer Requests

Please note transfer requests are NOT guaranteed. "Transfer requests" are only accepted from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (or equivalent course, including combined medical degrees) within Australia or New Zealand. If you have only studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Entry pathway. Transfer request category are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MD or MD/BA program via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded.

Email MedEntry to discuss the preparation strategies for the styles and structure of the interview questions at the Western Sydney University, and WSU medicine interview questions.