The University of Western Australia

Doctor of Medicine

Graduate

Details

University Location Perth, Western Australia
City Population 2.1 million
Student Population 24,500
Int'l Student Population 4,500
Main Campus Crawley
Program Campus Crawley campus, Perth, Western Australia
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $78,100 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake January
Next Available Intake January 2021
Application Deadline May 30 each year*
International Places 20

Overview

The Doctor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia is structured around six core themes: Professional, Leader, Advocate, Clinician, Educator, and Scholar (PLACES). The PLACES curriculum structure encourages you to learn about the humanistic and non-technical aspects of being a doctor, while continuing to emphasize the importance of developing clinical competence and scholarly capabilities.

Student MeDMentor Support
In the first week of the program, all incoming students will be allocated a mentor who can assist you with the practical aspects of university life, insights into the medical course, learning strategies and social aspects of being a medical student.

MeDMentors are senior students who have volunteered and undertaken UniMentor training. The aim is that you develop an ongoing relationship to assist you in transitioning to life as a UWA MD student and to eventually becoming a qualified doctor.

Program

During your first year of the UWA MD program, you will gain the necessary background knowledge in biomedical sciences. In Years 2 and 3, you will have clinical attachments in the wards and clinics of the hospitals of Perth, general practices or other community settings. Many students spend their third year learning in a UWA Rural Clinical School. You may also pursue opportunities for depth of study in areas of interest through electives and scholarly activity.

The final year continues the clinical attachments and completion of a scholarly activity and concludes with a Preparation for Internship block to ensure you are ready for work as an intern.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
Completed bachelor degree with GPA of 5.5/7.0, (roughly a 3.3 out of 4.0).

2. Admissions test
You must have completed the MCAT with a minimum of 123 in each section. GAMSAT also accepted. Results must be from tests written in 2018 or 2019 only.

3. Interview
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based equally on GAMSAT / MCAT and GPA. Interviews for the 2020 intake took place July 22 – August 2, 2019.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline is May 30 each year, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.