University of Queensland MD Class of 2018 Facebook group
It’s that time of year again!
Many of our OzTREKK students are getting ready to study at UQ Medical School, and that means preparing for the big move to Australia!
In order to better prepare, some future UQ MD students have created a Facebook group. Everyone who is starting the medical program at UQ in 2015 is welcome to join. What a great way to get support and meet others who will be studying with you!
Check out their page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449534611980447/
Considering UQ Medical School? You’ve still got time to apply!
University of Queensland Medical School
Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians
Offers will be made to eligible applicants on a “rolling admissions” first-come, first-served basis.
- Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
- GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
- MCAT score (minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
- Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ School of Medicine
Three components contribute to the current selection for admission in UQ Medical School:
1. Performance in a key degree within the last 10 years.
The GPA will be based on the student’s most recently completed key degree. A key degree is a bachelor’s degree, honours degree, master’s degree (coursework or research) or a PhD. Applications must meet a minimum average to be eligible. For the 2015 intake, an applicant must have a minimum average of 5.0 on UQ’s scale of 7.0 (65%) to apply.
2. Performance in the North American Medical College Admission Test (MCAT or GAMSAT).
Applications must meet a minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8 on the MCAT to be eligible. UQ will accept MCAT scores with one ‘7’ score, as long as there’s no more than one ‘7’, nothing less than a ‘7’, and meets the total requirement of 24 or 24M.
No deadline has been set for the final MCAT sitting eligible for assessment; however, students must be aware that only completed applications (including MCAT results) will be assessed. By sitting the MCAT sooner, you are potentially increasing your chances of program spots being available when your application is complete.
3. Compulsory consultative meeting with the UQ School of Medicine program director, in person, in Canada.
Consultations will be one-on-one meetings with the medical school program director to determine your suitability for the program and motivations for practising medicine. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the UQ MD program, clinicals, opportunities in Canada, licensing, internships in Australia, etc.
Applications are assessed on a “rolling admissions” (first come, first served) basis; therefore there is no application deadline. Applications close once all places have been filled.