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

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.

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 a written application to CAS. CAS reviews the application and recommends either: i. Interview in the Medical School, or ii. the pre-medicine program or iii. N/A Selection for admission will be based on performance in an interview process.

Entry can also be via the general, rural and equity pathways which will require UMAT, ATAR and an interview.

Preparation Course

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

Length of course

5 years

Additional Information

Entry by way of the Indigenous entry pathway, the UMAT is NOT required, albeit it is encouraged. All other entry pathways (general, rural or equity) require the UMAT.

Entry through CAS does not require the UMAT or an ATAR. However, successful completion of the Pre-Med and Health Science Enabling Course may be necessary. For General, equity or rural pathways the thresholds for UMAT and ATAR are required.

There is an interview process.

Prerequisites

Chemistry ATAR or equivalent.

What assistance is available to me?

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

Financial Assistance