Location Gippsland, Victoria Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates

Applications 1 May – 30 June

Indigenous entry pathway

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the GAMSAT (applicants who have undertaken a defined Monash degree will NOT be required to undertake the GAMSAT for this course), academic marks and the outcome of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT).

Course Information

Monash School of Medicine’s four year graduate entry degree emphasises clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals. All students spend the majority of their time in rural and regional areas in eastern Victoria as part of a health care team.

The medical curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program, organised to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. It presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the first year, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.

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.

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Australian Indigenous applicants to the medicine course may apply to be considered for the Dean’s Indigenous List (DIL) and additional interviews may be granted.

Entry Criteria:

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the GAMSAT (applicants who have undertaken a defined Monash degree will NOT be required to undertake the GAMSAT for this course), academic marks and the outcome of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT).

Preparation Course:

The Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) and Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) are both designed to support Indigenous Australians who wish to undertake university studies. These pathways are specifically designed to support Indigenous Australians in making a successful transition to university study. The programs develop skills which enable success in a university environment. Please refer to the MIAP and INAP Pathways link for more information.

Length of course:

4 years

Additional Information

*The medicine course at the Gippsland campus of Monash University is only available to people that have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree. A science based undergraduate degree is preferable.

* Applicants should apply directly to Monash via the Monash my.application portal.

* Provide additional evidence of your ability to succeed in the course, such as a letter of support from previous work experience undertaken.

* The Monash Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s:

  • advocacy
  • collaboration
  • critical thinking
  • empathy
  • ethical reasoning
  • motivation;

The MMI consists of six sequential interview ‘stations’. At each station, the applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes followed by two minutes for scoring and changeover (ie ten minutes per station) with a ‘circuit’ taking 60-70 minutes to complete. Each applicant to be independently assessed by six trained interviewers taken from a cross section of the medical and general community.

* The SJT is an online test held in examination conditions either prior to or after your MMI.  You will be presented with numerous realistic hypothetical scenarios each with an associated response item which you will have to either rank or rate as most appropriate. You will be allocated up to 90 minutes to complete this test.

What assistance is available to me?

The William Cooper Institute
The William Cooper Institute provides support services to Indigenous students. They help students with: applying for courses, scholarships and bursaries; course selection; tutorials; accommodation; study skills; referral to other services; provide computer labs with email/internet access; reference library; and access to student lounges.

Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit
This unit is committed to a human rights approach to health equity for Indigenous peoples; quality education in Indigenous health equity; and developing Indigenous people to become health care providers, educators, researchers and leaders.

Financial Assistance

Contacts

Petah Atkinson
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: Petah.Atkinson@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 4337 

William Cooper Institute
Email: wci-enquiries@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9902 4972

Peggy Swindle
Indigenous Engagement Coordinator
Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit

Email: Peggy.Swindle@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 3828

Monash School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University
27 Rainforest Walk (Bld 15), Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3800 Australia
Online enquiries: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/som/contact
Phone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)