Graduate Pathways Advising

The Student Experience team at the Health Hub offers drop in services for all students wishing to know more about our graduate study options in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Get in touch with them to discuss how to achieve your graduate study ambitions!

Graduate Pathways Webinar

On Wednesday 29 July 2020, the Health Hub hosted a virtual graduate pathways session with a panel of current MDHS students from the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Nursing Science, Master of Speech Pathology, and Master of Public Health programs.

Besides discussing their academic experiences, the panelists also talked about their unique – and sometimes unexpected – journeys to where they are today and shared some invaluable insights with students that are thinking about pursuing graduate studies in Health Sciences.

You can watch the recording of the session below:

And don’t get study FOMO! If you would like to pursue a graduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, contact the Health Hub today to discuss your options.

Virtual Briefing Session

On Monday 1st June 2020, the Health Hub hosted a virtual briefing session to explain entry requirements and the application process for 2021 entry into into the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy.

The briefing was conducted by Neil D'Souza, the Manager of Admissions and Graduate Research Operations. You can listen to Neil's presentation and access the slides below:

For further information, please refer to the relevant Admissions Guide:

You can also consult the FAQ sections below or contact the Health Hub.

General FAQs

  • Why have you decided not to include 2020 grades for the 2021 intake into the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy?

    Due to COVID-19, this year’s academic results are being derived differently by different universities and are therefore not reliable or consistent indicators of true academic ability. This, along with the need to ensure selection is clear, consistent and coherent for students, is why the University will be using the most reliable and equitable data from before the pandemic struck.

  • How will this affect my application to these courses for future intakes? Will 2020 grades always be exempt from GPA calculations?

    No decision has been made for intakes beyond 2021.

  • Why is the May GAMSAT being considered for the 2021 intake if it was also delivered online?

    As the GAMSAT is a standardised test, it is delivered in the same way to all applicants and is therefore a reliable indicator of ability despite of digital limitations.

  • As 2020 results impacted by COVID-19 are being excluded from the GPA calculations, will any weightings change? Will the GAMSAT be worth more?

    All weightings will remain the same.

  • Taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic, what will Multi Mini Interviews (MMIs) look like this year?

    All MMIs will be held online this year for shortlisted Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Physiotherapy applicants. Time differences will be taken into consideration for overseas applicants.

  • Was there a reduction in the number of places available for 2021 entry into the Doctor of Medicine?

    No. Over the past years, there was a slight reduction in the number of Commonwealth Supported Places available, which are supplied by the government and not the University.

Guaranteed entry FAQs

  • I’m a guaranteed full fee entry applicant: does this mean that my WAM this year will not be calculated towards the condition of maintaining a 75% WAM? What if my WAM is below 75%?

    For applicants under the guaranteed entry scheme who need to maintain 75% WAM, the WAM will be calculated in line with the recent announcement from Academic Board. 
    If your WAM entering Semester 1, 2020 is below 75%, you will have the opportunity to improve your WAM throughout Semester 1, 2020 in accordance with the announcement, which you can find here.

  • I'm a guaranteed full fee entry applicant: do I get automatically invited for the MMI even if my WAM has not reached 75% yet?

    As the 75% WAM requirement applies to the entire course, guaranteed full fee entry applicants with 73%-74% WAMs may still get invited to the MMI because there is a chance of improvement in Semester 2, 2020. However, these students would still need to meet the 75% WAM requirement at the end of their undergraduate degree.

Summer subjects, Honours and other FAQs

  • Will my Summer subjects be included in the GPA calculations?

    Results for 2020 subjects completed before the COVID-19 pandemic will be included for 2021 entry to Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy programs. All other 2020 subject results will be excluded for 2021 entry.

  • If I'm finishing my Honours degree mid 2020, does my Honours year still count?

    If you complete your Honours degree mid 2020, the coursework subjects you would have completed in Semester 2, 2019 will count towards to the final year GPA calculations. Your thesis subject, which would be completed in Semester 1, 2020, would not be included in GPA calculations.

  • I have overloaded my studies in second year. Will the excess subjects I have undertaken count towards GPA calculations?

    Yes, results for subjects completed before the COVID-19 pandemic will be included for 2021 entry to Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy programs. If you have questions regarding how your GPA will be calculated, please contact GEMSAS directly.

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