When are medical school interviews held?
Interview dates vary by university. Australian medical school interviews are usually held from March to October each year; however, this changes from year to year. Usually, the majority are held in spring and summer.
To ensure you stay up to date regarding all things admissions related, we recommend submitting an OzTREKK application with the medical programs you would like to know more about. After we receive your application, we’ll create a file for you, and the OzTREKK Medicine Admissions Team will keep you in the loop as soon as they receive any admissions updates from the universities.
Do all Australian medical schools require the MCAT?
No. Monash University does not require the MCAT; however, this program has a competitive GPA requirement, typically 85%+ cumulative average.
The Monash graduate-entry medical program also requires applicants to have considerable experience in a biomedical science degree. Usually, you’ll need a major (or equivalent number of courses) in one or more of the following areas: pharmacology, physiology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, or genetics. Applicants must have a variety of units topics.
Our Medicine Admissions page outlines each Australian medical program we represent, including the application deadlines, prerequisites, MCAT, and GPA requirements.
Eligibility Medicine Do Australian medical schools look at marks from all 4 years or just best 2?
Each university assesses differently. Some calculate grades as cumulative on all years of your degree or weighted or cumulative on final 3 years of your degree.
Find more about GPA Conversions and Eligibility. Also see the chart on the Medicine Overview page to give you an idea of GPA requirements for medical programs.
Official GPA calculations are only completed by the universities.
When do Australian semesters begin?
Unlike Canada, Australia’s school year begins in February / March for most programs. Some programs, like medicine and dentistry, start in January, and others like physiotherapy, can have mid-year intakes like May/Jun/July.
If you’d like to see when a program begins, just go to our Programs page, select your study area, and then the university you’re interested in. Each university-specific program page will display its intake month or months if it features mid-year intakes.
Can my entire application be submitted through OzTREKK?
Absolutely. We will manage and submit your application(s) on your behalf and communicate any updates from the universities. We’re here to be an advocate for you, and to walk you through the entire process from start to finish.
Your OzTREKK admissions officer will keep you on track with application deadlines, interview dates, and any applicable events. We’ll supply you with a step-by-step list of what you’ll need to submit, and when.
Should you have any questions along the way, just send your admissions officer an email or book a chat! That’s why we’re here!
Eligibility Medicine If I want to apply for January/February intake, can I take a prerequisite course the summer before?
Not all medical programs have prerequisite courses; however, should you choose to apply to one that does, we’ll require proof of enrolment to include with your application.
Completing your course by July/August is strongly recommended, as you’ll have to show proof the prerequisite course is completed to order to accept an offer.
Eligibility Medicine My grades are excellent. Can the MCAT requirement can be waived?
The graduate-entry medical degrees that we represent assess your GPA, your MCAT results, and your performance in an interview. If the medical school has listed MCAT score as part of their requirements for admissions, it cannot be waived, even if your grades are exceptional.
Eligibility Medicine Is it possible to get in an Australian medical school with a 497 MCAT?
In general, we recommend a 505+ to be considered competitive. You can also check out our Competitive Medicine Application Statistics charts (by year) on our Eligibility page to get an idea of what has been competitive for other OzTREKK students.
The graduate-entry medical degrees that we represent assess GPA, MCAT results, and performance in an interview. Supplementary documents such as a personal statement, reference letters, proof of extracurriculars etc., are not considered in the assessment process.
If you’re considering rewriting the MCAT, you’ll want to do so no later than mid-May to be able to meet application deadlines and apply early enough for the rolling programs.
How do you get a residency placement in the United States and Canada after graduation?
Just like domestic medical grads, international medical graduates (IMGs) are required to apply for Canadian residency via the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). This website provides information about matching, procedures, and statistics and reports on the past matches.
OzTREKK’s Medical Licensing page will help you learn the basics of the licensing process and the different pathways available after graduation, including the residency placement process in the United States.
OzTREKK Do you help American students?
We sure do! We can assist American students, and international students studying at universities in the US.
Eligibility Medicine Do competitive statistics tend to increase from year to year?
It depends on the applicant pool in any given year. The competitive stats may change slightly from year to year. Check out our Competitive Medicine Application Statistics chart on our Eligibility page for details. We aim to update statistics by March each year.
Please note, competitive statistics are based on what we have seen in the past. Meeting the competitive average does not guarantee an offer.
Ask A Question
Ask us about your program of interest, or if you have a question about our services.
CONTACT US TODAY