Location Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia
Entry level Undergraduate
Duration 5 years
Important dates

September: Applications due via the Universities Admissions Centre.

The MBBS online registration form must also be completed by 30 September 2015.

Indigenous entry pathway

Yes, Western Sydney University has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Indigenous applicants for Medicine page for more information.

Course Information

The WSU MBBS course prepares graduates for eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand. It is an integrated program in which the basic sciences and areas of knowledge underpinning medical practice are learnt in a framework that emphasises active learning, based on clinical and other relevant scenarios.

Teaching of clinical skills begins in the first year and continues throughout the program. In the last three years of the course, students undertake clinical placements in a wide range of settings across Greater Western Sydney and beyond.

Entry Level

Undergraduate. An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students go from year 12, but you can also apply as a mature age student, or have done an enabling course or previous study at TAFE. You can also do an undergraduate course if you have already done a degree, but in a different field. In medicine, undergraduate courses are 5 or 6 years long.

Important Dates Details

September: Applications due via the Universities Admissions Centre.

The MBBS online registration form must also be completed by 30 September 2015.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, Western Sydney University has an Indigenous Entry Program. Please refer to the Indigenous applicants for Medicine page for more information.

Entry Criteria

The selection into the course is based on academic marks and the outcome of a Multistation Mini Interview (MMI). Completion of the UMAT is desirable but not essential.

Preparation Course

No

Length of course

5 years

Additional information

* The most important criteria for admission will be an assessment of the applicant’s desire to study medicine and their likelihood of succeeding in the course. These will be determined by the School on a case by case basis.

* The interview will take the format of a Multistation Mini Interview (MMI). This involves the applicant being asked a series of questions; each question is asked by a separate interviewer at separate interview stations. Applicants will have approximately eight minutes to respond to the question before being asked to move to the next station.

What assistance is available to me?

Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education
Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education offers student spaces and support services on each campus and offers a range of services and support to guide Indigenous students through their study and to help make their time at the University of Western Sydney enjoyable and enriching.

Badanami’s major role is to: administer the Badanami Alternative Entry Scheme; administer the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS); provide personal and cultural support to all Indigenous students; provide academic support to all Indigenous students, conduct an Indigenous Student Orientation Program; advise on enrolment, programs of study, graduation, leave of absence, withdrawal, scholarships and cadetships; advocate on behalf of students; provide teaching expertise and conduct research and consultancy.

Financial Assistance

Centrelink – ABSTUDY

Contacts

Christine Carriage
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: c.carriage@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4620 3388

Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education
Email: badanami@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9678 5022 / 1800 032 923 (switchboard)

School of Medicine
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751 Australia
Email: medicine@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9852 5499 / 1300 897 669