Monash University

Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate

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 Clayton
Program Duration 5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $83,700 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2023
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places 60–65 (total places 305)

Overview

Monash University has achieved a national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence and is ranked in the top 1% of world universities.

The Monash School of Medicine is recognized for providing a world-class educational experience by providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to medical training. The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is Monash’s largest research faculty and has established a reputation for the quality and impact of its research in health care and the biosciences.

The undergraduate-entry 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.

Located at the Monash University Clayton Campus (main campus about 20 km from Melbourne), this program is only offered to Grade 12 students. If you will be graduating from high school before the next intake or have just recently graduated and have not undertaken any other studies at a post-secondary (university or college) level, you may apply to the program.

Program

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.

1. Personal and professional development
2. Population, society, health and illness
3. Scientific basis of clinical practice
4. Clinical skills

You will have access to the largest healthcare provider network in Australia, which includes the Monash Medical Centre and The Alfred, Melbourne’s major casualty hospital.

The course develops through theme studies in personal and professional development; population, society, health and illness; scientific basis of clinical practice; and clinical skills, all of which come together in professional practice demonstrated in the clinical placement units.

Part A. Personal and professional development
Personal and professional development focuses on the doctor as an individual and concentrates on the personal attributes and qualities needed by medical students and, ultimately, medical practitioners. It covers elements of health enhancement, professional responsibilities, communication skills, information technology, medical informatics and computing skills, ethics and legal issues, and clinical effectiveness.

Part B. Population, society, health, and illness
Population, society, health and illness develops your abilities to deal with broader society and population issues. Students will consider the social, environmental and behavioural contexts of illness and the practice of medicine, including an emphasis on rural and remote Australia. Other elements of this theme will be built around health promotion, epidemiology, public health, community diversity, population and global health, and a range of other societal issues. The history and philosophy of the scientific approach to medicine will also be included, extending this to approaches to knowledge and information, and an understanding of evidence-based medicine.

Part C. Scientific basis of clinical practice
Scientific basis of clinical practice includes much of the human systems-based teaching in the course. The knowledge and concepts that underpin medicine, both in the basic medical sciences and in the clinical sciences, are included.

Part D. Clinical skills
This theme encompasses the whole range of clinical skills. This begins with clinical aspects of communication skills and introduction to practical clinical skills including handwashing, sharps disposal, and subcutaneous and intramuscular injecting. Early in the course, you’ll interact with health care professionals during medical contact visits, and you’ll be introduced to the medical interview, taking a family history, and ethical aspects of medical contact visits. Comprehensive history taking, systems based physical examinations and procedural clinical skills are further developed during later clinical placements.

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.

The first 2 years are largely campus-based, although with some city and rural clinical placements. Interdisciplinary units introduce the basic medical and behavioural sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology. Years 3–5 are conducted in clinical settings, generally in hospitals and practices across metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. You’ll spend around 40 hours per week working at a clinical site. Year 5 offers rotations through a number of clinical settings, such as aged care and emergency care, with the opportunity for a specialty selective placement.

 

Admission Requirements

The undergraduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program at Monash University is only available to

  • current Grade 12 students; or
  • applicants who have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) no more than two years previously and have not since undertaken any post-secondary studies.

1. High school diploma
Grade 12 prerequisite subjects include English and chemistry (minimum of 80% in each) with a minimum of 89% – 90% overall average in all Grade 12 subjects.

Ontario = 92.5% in the best six academic Grade 12 subjects.
BC = 90% overall average of Grade 12 subjects indicated in the Final % column.
All Other provinces = 89+% overall average of Grade 12 subjects indicated in the Final % column.

2. Admissions test
International applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). Individual sections of CR and QR no lower than 165 and overall no lower than 170.

3. 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%). At each station, you’ll be interviewed for 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes for scoring and changeover (10 minutes per station) with a “circuit” taking 40–50 minutes to complete.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2022 intake closed July 22, 2021. For information about the 2023 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK.

2022 Admissions Timeline

Application deadline: July 22, 2021. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Last date to sit ISAT: May 30, 2021
Interviews: August 19 & 20, 2021 (TBC)

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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