Location Bentleigh, Western Australia Australia
Entry level Undergraduate
Duration 5 years
Important dates

Applications have now closed for 2018. Applications usually open from the beginning of August and close at the end of September each year.

Indigenous entry pathway

Yes, Curtin has an Indigenous Entry Pathway. Applications are submitted directly to the Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) and may require the completion of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Science Enabling Course. Please refer to the Curtin Medical School website for further information.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree available at Curtin Medical School is a five year undergraduate course open to school leavers. It is the only medical course offered in WA where direct entry is available for school leavers.

In the first year of the course, students undertake units alongside other health sciences students as well as units specifically for medical students. In addition, students will be introduced to problem-based learning and will participate in structured activities in the community.

In the second and third year, students will study the structure and function of the human body in health and disease, using a problem-based learning approach. Clinical placement links established in the first year of study will be maintained and interprofessional practice will continue.

In the fourth year, there will be a major transition from the University campus into the clinical setting. Students will be offered a variety of clinical experiences including placements in outer metropolitan, rural and regional locations in both community and hospital settings.

In the fifth and final year of study, students will work entirely in clinical settings as members of the healthcare team. The training in the clinical settings will be intensive and in a range of different environments to prepare students for their internship.

Undergraduate Entry Level

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

Applications due 30 September 2016.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, Curtin has an Indigenous Entry Pathway. This is by written application directly to the Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) and may require the completion of a pre-medicine program namely: the Pre-Med and Health Science Enabling Course. Refer to the Curtin Medical School website.

Entry Criteria

Applicants submit an application to CAS. CAS reviews and assess each application. Selection for admission will be based on performance in an interview process and from the documentation submitted in the application to CAS.

Entry can also be via the general, rural and equity pathways which will require sitting the UMAT, meeting the minimum ATAR, and meeting the Chemistry ATAR pre-requisite. An interview is also required to be sat before an offer of admission can be made. Only limited numbers of applicants are interviewed each intake.

Preparation Course

A 12 month Pre-med and Health Science Enabling Course through CAS.

Length of course

5 years

Additional Information

Those applying via the Indigenous entry pathway are not required to sit the UMAT nor achieve an ATAR, although they’re encouraged. All other entry pathways (general, rural or equity) require the UMAT, meeting the minimum ATAR and meeting the Chemistry ATAR pre-requisite. Please refer to the Curtin Medical School website for further information.

Successful completion of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Science Enabling Course may be necessary for some applicants.

Essential Course Prerequisites: Chemistry ATAR or equivalent.

Prerequisites

Chemistry ATAR or equivalent.

What assistance is available to me?

Assistance is offered through CAS and the medical school mentoring program.

Financial Assistance

Information via: http://students.curtin.edu.au/financial/

Contacts

Cheryl Davis
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: cheryl.davis@curtin.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9266 4282