Location Freemantle, Western Australia Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates

May – GEMAS Application Due – if chose Standard Entry Pathway

September – Notre Dame Aboriginal Alternative Entry Pathway Applications Due

Indigenous entry pathway

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students are able to apply for entry into medicine at Notre Dame, Fremantle via:

The Standard Entry Pathway: details are available on the ND website (http://www.nd.edu.au/fremantle/schools/medicine/applynow), or: 

The Indigenous Entry Pathway: The SoMF provides an alternative entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Course Information

The MD at Notre Dame, Fremantle is a 4 year graduate entry program. This course produces graduates with a wide variety of medical skills who are able to satisfy the community’s expectations of its doctors, including the ability to: communicate effectively with patients and their families; work effectively with other health professionals; act ethically for their patients’ good, and the public good, and with the capacity to recognise conflict between these interests; and monitor their own performance and to continuously improve through ongoing educational and personal development.

The Notre Dame School of Medicine, Fremantle (SoMF) learning program is Problem Based Learning in the first two years and includes clinical skills, basic and clinical sciences, communication, bioethics, therapeutics, rural placements and an expanding Aboriginal health curriculum. In years 3 and 4 students study different disciplines of medicine e.g. surgery, paediatrics etc. They complete 8-9 week discipline-based rotations, usually in a hospital setting.

Entry Level: Graduate

Graduate entry courses are bachelor degree or Masters level courses that you can’t enter straight from school. You can only study them if you already have a degree. For medicine in Australia, and depending on the university, this degree can be either be in any field or must be a specific bachelors degree. Graduate entry medical degrees are shorter than undergraduate medical courses. The reason they’re shorter is that the university can assume that you’ve already developed the ability to learn effectively at university level and that you have an understanding of the basic sciences.

The SoMF offers a four year graduate entry MD degree and applicants will need to have successfully completed an undergraduate university degree prior to entry into medicine.

Important Dates Details:

May – GEMAS Application Due – if chose Standard Entry Pathway

September – Notre Dame Aboriginal Alternative Entry Pathway Applications Due

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students are able to apply for entry into medicine at Notre Dame, Fremantle via:

The Standard Entry Pathway: details are available on the ND website (http://www.nd.edu.au/fremantle/schools/medicine/applynow), or: 

The Indigenous Entry Pathway: The SoMF provides an alternative entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Interested students complete the Application For Entry Into Medicine at 
The University Of Notre Dame Australia (for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People) application form, which is available on-line via the Indigenous portal on the Notre Dame website – http://www.nd.edu.au/indigenous-portal/alternative-entry-to-medicine or from the SoMF (fremantle.medicine@nd.edu.au or admissions@nd.edu.au) and submit it along with evidence of their prior educational achievement such as their undergraduate degree or academic transcript.

Prospective students will be interviewed by members of the Aboriginal Health Team as a part of the application and entry process.

Entry Criteria:

Based on the submitted application, prior academic achievement and outcome of a structured interview.

Preparation Course:

A one week intensive Premedicine prepartion program offered in December for commencing Aboriginal students.

Length of course:

4 years

What assistance is available to me?

Financial Assistance:

David Paul
LIME Reference Group Member
Associate Dean Aboriginal Health
Email: david.paul@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9433 0525

Clive Walley
Head of Indigenous Health Curriculum
Email: clive.walley@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9433 0940

 

Denise Groves
Student Support Officer
Email: denise.groves@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9433 0721

School of Medicine – Fremantle
47 Henry St
The University of Notre Dame
Fremantle WA 6160 Australia
Email: fremantle.medicine@nd.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9433 0228