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 Tuesday 11 May 2021, the Health Hub hosted a virtual briefing session to explain entry requirements and the application process for 2022 entry 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 access Neil's slides and watch a recording of the Q&A component of this session 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

  • 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?

    MMIs will continue to be held online this year for shortlisted Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Physiotherapy applicants, with the exception of interviews for the new Doctor of Medicine rural pathway. Interviews for shortlisted applicants under this new pathway may include a face-to-face component.

  • Will rural applicants necessarily be allocated to rural clinical zones?

    If applying under rural quotas (e.g., new rural pathway), then your clinical zone allocation will be rural. If applying under regular pathways, your clinical zone allocation will not necessarily be rural.

Guaranteed entry FAQs

  • I’m a guaranteed full fee entry applicant: does the exclusion of 2020 results apply to me? What if my WAM is below 75%?

    For applicants under the guaranteed entry scheme who need to maintain a 75% WAM, the WAM we will use is the same WAM you can see on your my.unimelb portal, which may include the entirety of your course so far.
    If your WAM entering Semester 1, 2021 is below 75%, you may still get shortlisted for an interview, however you will need to reach the 75% requirement at the end of your degree.

Summer subjects, Honours and other FAQs

  • Will my 2020 Summer subjects be included in the GPA calculations?

    Results for 2020 subjects completed before the COVID-19 pandemic was declared (11 March 2020) will be included for entry to Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy programs in 2022 and all future intakes.

    Honours subjects completed in 2020 will also be included for entry in 2022 and all future intakes.

    All other 2020 subject results will be excluded for 2022 entry and beyond.

  • 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 was declared (11 March 2020) will be included for 2022 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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