Sydney Medical School application deadline approaching
Have you applied to Sydney Medical School? If you are considering applying to the 2016 intake, please be aware that the application deadline is Monday, September 14, 2015 (Australia time). Please note that applications must be received by Friday, September 11, 2015 at noon in order for your complete application to be submitted to the university on time.)
The Doctor of Medicine program is a four-year professional postgraduate-entry course with three primary aims for graduates: excellent clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting. It includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
1. Performance in an undergraduate degree
Students can apply to the Sydney MD if they have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline, and have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement according to Sydney Medical School is equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.
Students from a wide variety of undergraduate studies are welcome and encouraged to apply. There are no specific prerequisite undergraduate subjects required for admission into the Sydney MD.
2. Performance in a medical admissions test – MCAT or GAMSAT
Students must achieve a minimum performance in a medical school admissions test:
Most North American-based applicants choose to sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), although international applicants can complete either the MCAT or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).
Sydney MD applicants must meet a minimum level of achievement in the admissions test to be eligible. For MCAT results prior to April 2015, the minimum score required is 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8. For the new MCAT from April 2015, international applicants who meet the minimum overall score of 500 and the minimum GPA requirement) will be invited for interview. Applicants who achieve an overall score between 496 and 499 will be placed on a reserve list which the university will consider as further MCAT scores are available. (Note: No minimum section score is required.) MCAT test results from January 2013 onward will be accepted for the 2016 intake.
3. Performance in an online interview
The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney MD.