Monash University

Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine

Graduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 Million
Student Population 73,800
Int'l Student Population 19,075
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Gippsland Campus, Churchill (approx 160 km southeast of Melbourne)
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $79,700 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2021
Application Deadline July 16, 2020*
International Places 15 (total places 80)

Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine at Monash University has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors to give you the scientific background and clinical expertise to ensure you are prepared for your future as a doctor.

This combined medical degree offers an integrated curriculum, taught in an interdisciplinary fashion around four broad themes and in a wide range of learning environments, both on-campus and in clinical settings.

The four themes include studies in

  • personal and professional development;
  • population, society, health and illness;
  • scientific basis of clinical practice; and
  • clinical skills.

You will experience an interdisciplinary curriculum, organized to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. The program presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the early years, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.

Program

Clinical Placements
An emphasis on clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals is a feature of the Monash medical degree. You will spend significant time in rural areas as part of a health-care team.

You will complete your first year of study at the Monash School of Rural Health in the small town of Churchill in Gippsland, Victoria. Years 2 and 3 are conducted in clinical settings, generally in hospitals and practices across metropolitan Melbourne and rural Gippsland. Year 4 offers rotations through several clinical settings, such as aged care and emergency care.

The School of Rural Health Churchill facilities include a sophisticated clinical simulations centre and state-of-the-art clinical training facilities at the Latrobe Regional hospital, Warragul, Sale and Bairnsdale hospitals and GP learning centres across west, central, south and east Gippsland.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Completed bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 6.0 out of 7.0 (roughly a 3.3 out of 4.0) over all years of study. The degree must consist of significant and broad biomedical science content (for example pharmacology, physiology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology or genetics) to be eligible for consideration. The university is looking for students to have considerable experience in a degree, as outlined on the Monash website (worth 40%).

2. Interview
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview based on their academic results. The multi mini interview (MMI) stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s relevant personal qualities including motivation, communication skills, critical thinking and ethical/empathetic reasoning (worth 50%).

3. Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
Shortlisted applicants will also be required to complete an online Situational Judgement Test (SJT), which presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and asks them to identify the most appropriate response or to rank the responses in the order they feel is most effective. Situational judgement tests assess your ability to choose the most appropriate action in a given situation (worth 10%).

Important note: All applicants are only required to attend the MMI and/or SJT once. Those who are re-applying for this course and have previously attended the MMI and/or SJT for this course are not required to attend the MMI and/or SJT again.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2021 intake close July 16, 2020; however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

2020 Interview Dates for Canadian applicants
August 12 & 13, 2020 (Vancouver)
August 16 & 17, 2020 (Toronto)

Offers to be made from mid-September.

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“The people are extremely friendly and welcoming.”

Monash is a great place where live and make friends. It is more than just studying, indeed there are an infinite number of clubs to join and different activities to do. The program is very careful about its students well being and correct coping with the amount of studying to do. Students are then constantly monitored, to be sure that all the support they need is given to them. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. It is really easy to make friends and share facts, l... Read More

Monash University Assia C
Medicine
Monash University, 2019

“Fantastic school”

Fantastic school, really good opportunity to learn clinical skills.

Monash University Andrew J
Medicine
Monash University, 2019